New SVAC3 Digital Servo Drive Features EtherNet/IP Connectivity has just added Applied Motion Product's New SVAC3 Series Digital Servo Drives to its broad range of high performance servo amplifiers used in Industrial Automation applications. has just added Applied Motion Product's New SVAC3 Series Digital Servo Drives to its broad range of high performance servo amplifiers used in Industrial Automation applications. The SVAC3 is a powerful servo controller in a compact and cost effective package. This AC powered drive is loaded with features and options that make it a great choice for many OEM applications. SVAC3 drives can be controlled via analog signal or step and direction inputs. Alternatively, they can be programmed to act as stand-alone units with the power of Q Programmer™.

All models include EtherNet/IP industry-standard network communication which simplifies connection to the supplied Windows PC software for configuration and tuning, and allows applications to communicate in real time using the SCL and Q languages over standard 100Mbit Ethernet cabling, addressing and protocols.
The SVAC3 also provides an upgrade path for users who want to migrate from step motors to servo motors without a large cost increase. Paired with a V or M series servo motor, the SVAC3 servo drive offers great value.

Three drive models are available, each in 120VAC and 220VAC versions. The 120V versions provide up to 3.5 A rms continuous current and 7.5 A rms peak. The 220V versions provide up to 1.8 A rms continuous and 5.4 A rms peak. A built-in regeneration (power dump) circuit safely disperses incoming energy from rapidly decelerating inertial loads.

There are 3 control options available with the SVAC3 servo drives: S, Q and IP.

-"S" drives can operate in analog torque/velocity, pulse & direction, and streaming serial (SCL) control modes. Select the control mode, tune the servo motor and configure the drive using the Quick Tuner™ software

-"Q" drives can operate in all of the same control modes as S drives, plus they have the ability to run stand-alone Q programs stored in non-volatile memory. Q program are created using the Q Programmer™ software, and provide multi-tasking, math functions, conditional processing, data register manipulation, and more features in a robust yet simple text-based programming language. Like S drives, Q drives must first be set up and tuned using the Quick Tuner™ software

-"IP" drives come with built-in EtherNet/IP network communications, the widely used industrial protocol for manufacturing automation applications. With EtherNet/IP, users can control, configure and query the drive using an open, standards-based, industrial Ethernet connection at speeds up to 100 Mbits/sec. The SVAC3-IP drives run all of the same control modes as Q drives, with the addition that all drive features can be accessed over EtherNet/IP, including more than 100 commands and 130 registers for controlling motion, I/O, configuration, polling, math, register manipulation, and Q programming. SVAC3-IP drives are set up and configured using Quick Tuner™, while Q programs are created using Q Programmer™

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