B&R adds servo control to ACOPOSmicro motion control

December 052010
B&R adds servo control to ACOPOSmicro motion control
December 5, 2010 - ACOPOSmicro from B&R now offers support for servo motors. This allows users to integrate different drive types for the first time. The flexible drive architecture enables a problem-free changeover from a stepper motor to a servo version and vice versa. In industries, such as packaging or printing, users profit from the ability to easily combine both technologies in a single application.

Space-saving and powerful
Despite the smallest dimensions, the ACOPOSmicro also supports up to two axes with performance levels of 500 W each on one module. The new B&R drive solution requires a base surface of less than 50 cm² per axis. This makes it possible to implement multi-axis applications with minimal space and wiring requirements.

The ACOPOSmicro product family can be used in a nominal voltage range from 18 VDC to 80 VDC for low power applications. State-of-the-art semiconductors ensure a low amount of heat loss – this eliminates the need for expensive cooling concepts that can be difficult to implement. Furthermore, the intelligent power supply module with a network connection offers completely new options for machine and system diagnostics.

Unlimited expansion possibilities
In addition to the Safe Torque Off function and trigger inputs, the servo version of the ACOPOSmicro also has a 24 VDC output that can, for example, be used to drive external brakes. Additional optional modules make it possible to adapt to customer-specific requirements at any time - without taking up more space.