New multi-axis servo drive provides performance control up to 750W


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Trio Motion Technology has launched a multi-axis servo drive to provide precision motion coordination for space critical, lower power machines up to 750W. The new DX5 servo drive is designed to be cost effective for machine builders who need multi-axis EtherCAT performance control, and a zero-stacking gap and compact dimensions enable a small footprint.

The DX5 multi-axis servo drive is aimed at OEMs designing machines for applications such as laser, plasma, or water cutting, between two and 16 axes. The multi-axis drive is also intended for packaging machines with lower power requirements, including form fill seal, and labelling applications , says Trio India’s Managing Director ,Upendra Vanarase .

Motion control performance in a compact footprint

Multi-axis synchronisation includes EtherCAT control performance down to 250μs, with 350% overload for pulse duty cycles. The DX5 multi-axis servo drive also supports 20-bit single turn or 23-bit multi-turn absolute encoders.

The compact, multi-axis servo drive is designed as a space-saving dual axis module in 750W and 400W frame sizes. A zero-stacking gap minimises footprint when adding up to a maximum of eight axes at 750W, or 16 axes at 400W. A single, dual axis module measures 40mm wide x 205mm high x 203mm deep. A full eight axes at 750W extends width to just 240mm including power stage, while a full 16 axes at 400W only extends width to 400mm including power stage. These compact dimensions make DX5 among the smallest multi-axis servo systems available.

Designed for energy and cost savings

The DX5 multi-axis servo drive is also highly energy efficient, providing savings for end users across the lifetime of the machine as a result of the integrated DC Bus regenerative energy system. The DC link absorbs motor braking energy, reusing it across the machine’s axes. This system reduces cost for the machine user and contributes to their environmental commitment.

DX5 economically viable solution achieves one of the lowest cost-per-axis counts between two and eight axes up to a 750W requirement, or up to 16 axes at 400W.

Reliable multi-axis synchronisation and fast development

It’s quick to programme Trio’s controllers for multi-axis synchronisation, with a choice of IEC 61131-3 languages, PLCopen, as well as Trio’s intuitive, text-based Motion-iX language.

“The DX5 multi-axis servo drive is for machine builders who need high performance motion synchronisation in a lower power, compact and cost effective package,” says Trio India’s Managing Director, Upendra Vanarase.

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