- February 22, 2019
- Advanced Micro Controls Inc.
February 22, 2019 – Advanced Micro Controls releases their DC-powered integrated stepper controller/drive package with multi-protocol Ethernet communication. AMCI’s SD4840E2 combines drive and motion control technology into a single product. The SD4840E2 integrated controller + drive communicates with the host PLC over the EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet network, and move commands are programmed through the host PLC’s software. AMCI’s SD4840E2’s design and standard DIN rail mounting makes it a solution for new installations or controls upgrades.
Stepper Controller/Drive Features:
- Stepper Controller + Drive in single package
- E2 Ethernet Technology
- 0.1 – 4.0Arms output current
- Full complement of motion profiles including homing and electronic gearing
- Works with most 2-phase stepper motors
- Programming without additional software
- DIN rail mounting
The SD4840E2 features AMCI’s E2 Technology which is a multi-protocol approach to Ethernet distributed I/O that makes moving from one industrial Ethernet protocol to another simple. Supported protocols include EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, and PROFINET. An advanced web server integrated within the SD4840E2 facilitates network configuration via web-browser. The SD4840E2 has a built-in Ethernet switch and dual network ports, offering fault-tolerant networking; DLR for EtherNet/IP & MRP for Profinet, which can detect a break in the network and redirect the network traffic maintaining communication and system up-time. The embedded switch also provides a network connection for additional devices without increasing the nodes on an existing ethernet switch.