Multi-Protocol Ethernet Servo Drive Family

Feb. 6, 2012
This new MicroFlex e150 servo drive family for machine automation is compatible with numerous industrial Ethernet protocols and offers a universal encoder interfacing capability, local motion control programming, and integrated functional safety capability.

Processing performance is reportedly 20 times the speed of existing generations of smart drives. Typical applications could be high-speed labeling or packaging lines. Provides real-time operation with EtherCAT and compatibility with EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and TCP/IP protocols. Embedded programming capability, compatible with the company’s motion control language, Mint, allows the drives to be used standalone for single-axis or distributed intelligence motion control applications. Built-in I/O, including fast latch inputs for registration applications, comes standard. A ‘universal’ encoder interfacing capability is standard, and the drives may be connected to dual encoders—one incremental and one serial base—to allow dual feedback configurations with separate velocity and position feedback. Units also support Safe Torque Off (STO) functional safety in accordance with IEC 61800-5-2, and are designed to meet SIL 3 and PLe standards.