maxon motor introduces the EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT and EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT digital positioning controllers

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  maxon motor announces the digital positioning controllers EPOS4 Compact 50/8 EtherCAT and EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT

26. June 2018 – EPOS is a modular, digital positioning controller from maxon motor. It is suitable for controlling permanent-magnet motors with encoders in a range from 1 to 1050 W continuous power. The various operating modes as well as various command interfaces are intended for use in many different drive systems in the fields of automation technology and mechatronics.

With the EPOS4 Compact 50/8 EtherCAT and the EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT, maxon launches the first devices to be compatible with the EtherCAT industrial Ethernet connection. The integrated, plug-and-play positioning controller is suitable for use in networks with cycle times of up to 1 ms.

The functionality, operation, software and accessories of the new controllers come directly from existing products in the EPOS4 series. The devices are suitable for both brushless DC motors and brushless EC motors (BLDC) and have extensive feedback options such as Hall sensors as well as incremental and SSI absolute encoders. State-of-the-art concepts such as FOC, Feed Forward and Observer Control enable control in a variety of applications.

The available digital and analog inputs and outputs are freely configurable and adapted to the numerous functions and operating modes of CiA -402 positioning controllers. Products are set up with the graphical user interface of EPOS Studio (version 3.4 and higher) for Windows PCs. In addition to the commissioning software, Windows DLL and Linux shared objects libraries are available for integration into a variety of master systems.

Please send us your request with full details via the following link to supply your equipment in the fields of power, instrumentation and industrial computers. We will try to respond to you as soon as possible.

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