Motion Control for the Smart Factory

Oct. 14, 2018
AMP8000 distributed servo drive system from Beckhoff promotes motion control architectures that are cost-effective, efficient and adjustable.

Beckhoff Automation demonstrated its new AMP8000 distributed servo drive system alongside its lineup of automation hardware, software and networking solutions at PACK EXPO 2018.The AMP8000 distributed servo drive system promotes advanced motion control architectures that are cost-effective, highly efficient and easily adjustable through dramatic reductions in electronics, mechanical hardware and cabling. By combining a servo drive and servomotor into one device, the AMP8000 system reduces overall packaging machine footprint and space requirements inside control cabinets and enclosures. See theAMP8000 in BoothS-3183.

Requiring no alterations to exisitng machines, the AMP800 has power ranges from 0.61 to 1.23 kW and standstill torque rating from 2.00 to 4.8 Nm at an F4 flang size or power rating from 1.02 to 1.78 kW and standstill torque rating from 4.10 to 9.7 Nm with an F5 flange. Theservo drivesystemalso representsBeckhoff'scommitment to promotingsafety tehcnology in all areas via integratedSTO andSS1 safety functions.

See theAMP8000 in BoothS-3183.

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