The new ESCON 36/2 DC digital servo controllers available from Maxon Motor Australia are designed to pack more power, functionality, convenience and protection in a small package.
The first product in the new servo controller range by Maxon Motor, the ESCON 36/2 DC displays the user-friendly characteristics of drive technology.
The extremely compact, powerful 4-quadrant PWM servo controllers offer efficient control of brushed permanent-magnet activated DC motors up to 72 W.
The ESCON 36/2 DC ultra-compact servo controllers have excellent control properties and a very fast digital current controller with an enormous bandwidth for optimal motor current/torque control. The drift-free yet extremely dynamic speed behaviour enables a speed range of 1 to 150,000 rpm.
The new ESCON servo controllers have been designed specifically for easy start-up and user-friendly operation. When connected to a PC via a USB port, the servo controllers can easily and efficiently be configured with the ESCON Studio graphical user interface.
The user has access to various functions and is assisted by user-friendly software wizards as well as a well-designed automatic procedure for fine-tuning the controller during start-up and configuration of the inputs and outputs, monitoring, data recording and diagnostics.
ESCON servo controllers are ideal for drive applications, automation technology, small machine manufacturing and equipment engineering, and in mechatronics.
Key features of ESCON 36/2 DC servo controllers:
- Enables a wide range of functions with fully configurable digital and analogue inputs and outputs
- Perfectly matched to Maxon's motors, allowing dynamic drive solutions to meet extreme demands
- Can be run in various operating modes (speed controller - closed loop, speed controller - open loop or current controller)
- Controlled by means of an analogue set value specified by analogue voltage, external or internal potentiometer, defined value or a PWM signal with variable duty cycle
- Ability to enable or disable the power stage depending on the direction of rotation
- Uses speed ramps for acceleration and deceleration
- Speed can be regulated by means of a digital incremental encoder, DC tacho or without encoder
- Protective circuits against overcurrent, excess temperature, under- and over-voltage, voltage transients and short-circuits in the motor cable
- Protected digital inputs and outputs and an adjustable current limitation protect the motor and the load
- Large range for input voltage and operating temperature allows flexible use in almost all drive applications
- Exceptional efficiency of 95% makes it ideal for mobile consumption-optimised applications