AMK announces iX Decentralized Servo Drives. The iX series includes servo controllers with high-voltage intermediate circuits in a range from 2 kVA to 5 kVA and comes with an excellent level of protection and vibration resistance.
AMK announces iX Decentralized Servo Drives. The iX series includes servo controllers with high-voltage intermediate circuits in a range from 2 kVA to 5 kVA and comes with an excellent level of protection and vibration resistance. In the iDT series, the servo controller is directly installed on the motor. These extremely compact servo controllers are ideal for modular machines. Installation on the motor substantially reduces the space needed in the central control cabinet as well as wiring. Real-time Ethernet communication takes place via the Sercos automation bus.
Instead of using a specially made hybrid cable, AMK uses a separate power supply and fast communication via real-time Ethernet. Multifunctional I/Os in each servo controller are available for sensors and actuators in the machine. The AMK system does not require an expensive distributor box so that additional field bus components can be looped in at any time and any place in the machine. This makes it ideal for use in linear axes or on a carrousel.
Sercos is one of the world's leading digital interfaces for communication between controls, drives, and decentralized peripheral devices. Sercos has been used in machine engineering for more than 25 years and is implemented in over 500,000 applications with around 3 million real time nodes. With this latest generation, Sercos can be used as a universal automation bus for machine production and system implementation.