Ingenia introduces Venus Servo Drive with Motion Controller

Ingenia Motion Control released Venus digital servo drive, an integrated motion controller and digital servo drive in a convenient stand-alone package, capable to drive most of motor topologies in today's market of up to 2 kW and without the need of any additional heat-sink on its whole operating temperature range.

February 14, 2012 Ingenia Motion Control released Venus digital servo drive, an integrated motion controller and digital servo drive in a convenient stand-alone package, capable to drive most of motor topologies in today's market of up to 2 kW and without the need of any additional heat-sink on its whole operating temperature range.


The Venus Servo drive is suitable for the control of brushless DC, brushless AC, DC brushed, steppers and voice coil motors with build-in motion controller and high level motion language. It can control either rotary or linear motors. The Venus Servo drive is capable of operating in many modes including Profiled Torque, Profiled Velocity, Profiled Position, Interpolated Position, Cyclic Sync Position and Homing, and contains a wide range of feedback and on-board I/O options.

This drive can operate with a wide choice of feedback devices supporting by default Incremental Encoder, Digital Halls, Analog Halls, Analog Input (Potentiometer), PWM sensor and DC-Tachometer. The Venus also includes RS232 interface (with daisy-chain option) and CAN interface with CANopen protocol (CiA-301, 402 and 303) for configuration and distributed motion control functionality.

It accepts a wide set of command reference sources and can also execute pre-stored programs from its non-volatile memory. Venus servo drives combine performance and functionality with simple commissioning. It comes with a complete set of software tools that helps user to configure, tune and operate their motion systems in just a few minutes. This feature allows the drives to be used standalone for single-axis or distributed intelligence motion control applications, from performing simple moves to complex motion tasks. With its compact size and buil-in programming capability you can have in a minimum of space a complete servo control system. The Venus drives are suited for a wide range of applications and machines including robotics, medical technology, electronic assembly, indexing tables or semiconductor processing. Custom firmware and additional options are available upon request.

Features:
Rotary or linear brushless, DC brush, voice coil and steppers supported
Command sources: Network, Analog input, PWM, Step&Direction, Electronic Gearing
Feedbacks: Digital halls, Analog halls, Digital incremental encoder, Analog input, PWM, DC-tachometer
Deliver up to 2 kW peak
Built-in DC/DC converter for operation from a single 12-60 VDC power supply
RS232 and CANopen network interfaces
Custom firmware for OEMs

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