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Nema 23 servos support CANopen

Moog Animatics (USA) has announced the SmartMotor family members SM23165D and SM23165DT coming in Nema 23 frame format. The products provide optionally CANopen connectivity (CDS option).

THE CDS OPTION UPGRADES THE SERVO CONTROLLER by means of CAN communications through the 15-pin D-sub connector (pin 10 and 11) on the top of the motor instead of through the 5-pin connector on the back of the motor. The CAN interface is not galvanic isolated; it supports data-rates up to 1 Mbit/s. This option decreases the space required when integrating the motor into industrial machinery. It opens the door to numerous vertical axis applications that would benefit from SmartMotor technology by allowing for an integrated brake while using CANopen networks. “The CDS option makes the compact SmartMotor motion control system more efficient and increases simplicity for any custom cable assembly that’s required,” said Dave Pap Rocki, Engineering Manager at Moog Animatics. “In addition, this upgrade reduces the cable costs thereby reducing overall machine design costs.”
The products from Moog Animatics are programmable motion controllers with an integrated servomotor, drive, amplifier and encoder inside one package. Each device can be a NMT slave or a NMT master to any other SmartMotor, with the ability to link over 100 motion controller together over one single CANopen network. The devices provide LEDs indicating the communication and trajectory status. They are also available with DeviceNet connectivity.
The products are suitable for a broad range of motion control applications. This includes in particular winding applications but also PID-style antenna positioning and many other positioning tasks. On the company’s website, there are several videos downloadable demonstrating different applications.

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