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USB-to-CANopen gateway for drives

Fullmo (Germany) and EBM-Papst (Germany) jointly developed the USB-to-Drive gateway, which was presented at the SPS IPC Drives 2012 exhibition in Nuremberg.

THE DEVICE MAY BE USED FOR CONFIGURATION and service of positioning drives with a CANopen or an EIA-485 interface. It includes functionality for analysis and data logging and may be used as a service-tool for on-site inspections. Beside this, the unit may be applied for creation of autarkic configuration, test and verifying systems for drive components. The CAN interface is galvanically isolated. The three available LEDs show whether the device is processing data, has an error or is using the memory in the integrated micro SD card slot.
Fullmo also presented the Movingcat MC349 (up to 100 W) and MC563 (up to 400 W) compact 4-Q servo drives with integrated electronics and CANopen interface, which supports the CiA 402 profile for drives and motion control. The velocity, positioning, homing and torque operating modes are supported. The devices are suited for different motor sizes with rated torques from 0,15 Nm to 0,25 Nm (MC349) and from 0,33 Nm to 1 Nm (MC563). The Phyton command interpreter software for customer-specific application and motion profiles is available. The company also provides the Windows-based Fullmo Kickdrive tool for configuration and test of CAN and CANopen networks, positioning drives and other networked devices.

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