Decentralised intelligence and the capacity for real-time communication with higher level process control technology and flexibility in usage applications are requirements for cutting-edge drive systems within the context of networked industry has taken appropriate action and developed a new generation of motion controllers.
Like the existing products and the products that continue to be available, the new generation V3.0 is also perfectly coordinated to DC-micromotors from our own portfolio but not limited to them. New devices can be integrated into the most varied environments via interfaces such as RS232, USB, CANopen or EtherCAT. The electrical connection is made easier by a consistent plug concept and a comprehensive selection of cable accessories. Particular value has been placed on simple and easy start-up. The user software Motion Manager version 6 is presented with a fully new “look and feel” that can be downloaded from the FAULHABER’s website for free. There is a new more powerful yet easy to use programming environment for the applications and autarkic usage areas without higher level controller that have dominated the market to date.
Motion control systems as servomotors with integrated Motion Controller are already pre-configured and makes it possible for use directly in the automation environment. An intelligent modular system makes it possible to integrate diverse brushless and brush-commutated DC servomotors into standardised housing.
Special attention has been placed on simple startup of the new Motion Controllers. Significantly improved user software is therefore available; the electrical connection is made easier by a consistent plug concept and a comprehensive selection of cable accessories. There is a new more powerful yet easy to use programming environment for the applications and autarkic usage areas without a higher level controller. Furthermore, hardware and software offer further possibilities when necessary and can also be adapted to customer specifications.
Also in regards to communication, the new Motion Controllers leave nothing to be desired. A total of four interfaces are available for different tasks. For example, configuration occurs via an USB interface. RS232 and CANopen are provided as standard field buses for connection to the automation technology.
In addition, EtherCAT with CoE (CANopen over Ether-CAT) is now also an option. The following applies: all functions and operating modes are available via all interfaces and the configuration is based on the CANopen servo-drive profile (CiA 402).
The cyclic modes CSP, CSV and CST from the CANopen / Ether-CAT environment that are normally used for synchronized operation of multiple axes are also supported when doing this.