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Maxon Motor Australia Announces the Multi Axis Motor Control Motherboard Range

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Maxon Motor Australia  introduces the new EPOS 2 36/2 multi axis motor control motherboard range for faster and easier product development.  

Complex interpolated positioning across a diverse range of small DC servo motor and brushless servo motor applications often require custom motherboards to use the already available range of OEM style motion control daughter boards.  

However, this process is often too expensive and time-consuming for designers who may not have the resources to undertake a complete development.  

The new EPOS 2 36/2 motherboard range makes product development faster and easier, giving the designer a standalone multi axis motor controller. Alternatively, it can also be integrated into the final product development as a sub board.  

Key features of EPOS 2 36/2 motherboards:

  • Can be supplied from 1 through to 7 axes in a single piece or coupled together via a CAN jumper to extend the motion control system out to 127 nodes
  • The CAN address has an onboard dip switch option to support the software settings
  • Unique snap apart construction that aids production by loading all the boards on the sheet and allowing the separated parts to be re-used
  • Sub modules available for USB connection and CAN termination to assist with production efficiency
  • Two size variants that allow for either x2 digital inputs or the full configuration of the EPOS 36/2 digital and analogue inputs and outputs
  • Standard connector types are used to suit the Maxon EC-max brushless DC motor range and the Maxon EC-i 40 pancake brushless DC motor range

Key functionalities: 

  • Speed and position feed forward control
  • EPOS supported motion controlled acceleration and speed
  • PVT - Interpolated Position Mode: The controller is capable of synchronously running a coordinated multi-axis path dictated by interpolating points
  • Step and direction: Implemented for replacing stepper motors with highly dynamic brushless DC motors
  • Point-to-point motor position control
  • Torque control: Sinusoidal motor control resulting in a minimum torque ripple
  • Homing mode: Mechanical reference points set via 30 possible calculation methods
  • Independent and I/O resultant velocity control
  • Electronic gearing
  • Motor holding brake control
  • Position compare and position mark
  • Analogue commanding: Standalone capability via external analogue set values
  • Dual loop speed and position control

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