CANOpen based brushless DC motor with position control.

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An integrated approach in a decentralised world. maxon brushless DC motor with internal position controller and encoder.

Particularly suitable for manufacturing lines and process control applications the maxon integrated drive features a maintenance free combination of a 54 mNm 12, 24 and 48V brushless DC motor, 4000qc 3 channel incremental encoder with line driver (complimentary channels) and a full digital position and speed control unit. The position control is offered in two versions. One with internal processor and memory for pre-programming and standalone position control operation. This unit also has CANOpen master functionality. The second version is a CAN slave unit. Multiple integrated drives can then be daisy chained off the first and a complete standalone coordinated multi axis drive network can be configured. Alternatively the slave drives can be connected directly with a PLC or FPGA based master. The motor units are supplied with the powerful EPOS studio tool for easy gain configuration and motor tuning. Standardised IEC 61131-3 simplifies development and reduces costs. Planetary gearheads are available in a piece part system allowing adjustment for required application speed and torque.

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maxon DC motor control software and firmware updates.

 

EPOS 4 50- 5 DC motor position controller with EtherCAT

maxon motor have released new software and firmware for the EPOS DC motor position controllers.

Available immediately for maxon EPOS 4 motion controllers are the latest firmware and software releases giving additional functionality supporting the new EtherCAT adaptation module. The release support the entire power range of both stand along position controllers and also the range of OEM style controller modules. The files for the latest firmware version 0130h can be found on the maxon motor website along with the new software version 3.3 of maxon motors configuration studio and GUI. New features of implemented with the firmware update include EtherCAT CoE communication for EPOS 4 units fitted with EtherCAT extensions, Cyclic Synchronus Position Mode and a new object for storage of custom values. Anti-windup behaviour has been further improved along with improved automatic bitrate detection. The new EPOS command library 6.3.1.0 including Windows DLL, .Net Library, LabView instrument driver and Linux Library is also available on the maxon motor website. All documentation has been updated to November/ December 2017 edition. New deliveries will include the updates and a leaflet will be included in every shipment.

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3rd Edition. Selection of high-precision microdrives.

3rd Ed. Selection of high precision microdrives

Dr Urs Kafader releases the 3rd edition of the popular educational manual, The selection of high precision microdrives. maxon motor are recognised as an innovator and market benchmark for precision micro DC motors (miniature motors). This comprehensive text book covers all aspects of system selection.

mason’s permanent magnet rare earth DC motors embody quality and power density. Constant technological advancements within the micro and miniature DC motor market require design engineers and roboticists to constantly stay up to date with the newest technologies and processes. The latest edition of the maxon academy reference manual enables just this. A technological overview and step by step processes to assist engineers with full motion system design. The text book gives practical information on micro drives, servo systems, control electronics and sensor solutions.

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