Technosoft (Neuchatel, Switzerland) has announced the iPOS3602 BX-CAN and iPOS3604 BXCAN closed-frame intelligent drives. Equipped with a CAN interface, the drives control rotary or linear brushless, DC brush, and step motors of powers up to 144W and 36V nominal voltage. They drive 2 A or 4 A continuous currents, and 3.2 A or 10 A peak currents at a supply voltage ranging from 12 to 36 Vdc, with a PWM of 20 kHz frequency. The servo drives offer single- or multiple-axis control functions such as master-slave or standalone operations. They embed motion controller, drive, and PLC functionality in one unit.
The drives can operate as CiA402 CANopen drives, or can be programmed to execute motion programs directly at drive level, using a built-in motion controller and the Technosoft motion language (TML). Configuration, tuning, and programming are performed with the company’s graphical platform, EasyMotion Studio. System configuration and parameterization are performed by selecting and testing the system structure, motor, sensor types, and control mode.