Advanced Motion Controls announces the expansion of their EtherCAT Z-drives offering with the addition of four new models.
Expand on the existing DZEANTU-020B080 EtherCAT node drives and the DZSANTU-020B080 sub-node drives, the four new EtherCAT Z-drives include DZEANTU-040B080 rated at18-80 VDC Input, 20A cont. (40A peak)@ 18-80 VDC Output; DZSANTU-040B080 rated at 18-80 VDC Input, 20A cont. (40A peak)@ 18-80 VDC Output; DZEANTU-020B200 rated at 40-175 VDC Input, 10A cont. (20A peak)@ 40-175 VDC Output; and DZSANTU-020B200rated at 40-175 VDC Input, 10A cont. (20A peak)@ 40-175 VDC Output.
EtherCAT is the fastest and most flexible form of industrial Ethernet control; delivering high speed, deterministic control with standard 100 base-T hardware, EtherCAT is industry proven to achieve blazing fast, consistent results in demanding applications.
Extending the popular DigiFlex Performance product line, AMC’s EtherCAT communication servo drives provide for multiple feedback devices in a variety of power platforms. These EtherCAT products consist of panel mount and plug-in servo drives to allow for quick prototyping and ease of system integration. Panel mount DPE drives serve as nodes in single or multi-axis EtherCAT networks, while plug-in DZE/DZS drives utilise AMC's unique, proprietary high speed multi-axis communication interface and I/O expansion capabilities.
A single EtherCAT node can accommodate a combination of up to 4 axes of motion with 32 digital inputs, 32 digital outputs, 4 analogue inputs, and 2 analogue outputs each, resulting in a highly integrated high value motion control solution for single or multi-axis applications.
Key features of EtherCAT network drives include CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT) device profile based on drives and motion control device profile, DSP-402; programmable PDOs to allow up to 16 receive and 16 transmit messages per drive per EtherCAT cycle; watchdog monitor to disable the drive when communication is lost; cycle times down to 100 µs with jitter under 1 µs; auxiliary USB interface for commissioning and diagnostics; and compatible feedback types: 5V TTL Encoder, 1Vpp Sin/Cos, Heidenhain or EnDat absolute encoders.