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New Extended Environment Plug-In Servo Drives from AMC June 28, 2015

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AMC Extended Environment Servo Amplifiers

AMC Extended Environment Servo Amplifiers

                                                                                                   

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

Experience the advantage of plug-in integration, DigiFlex® Performance™ and extended environment capabilities in one solution.  These servo drives, from Advanced Motion Controls of Camarillo, CA, are designed to operate in harsh environments including hot, cold, shock and vibration.  All models operate with both 3Φ (servo, closed loop vector, closed loop stepper) and 1Φ motors and inductive loads.

Features include:

  • Shutdown Heat Sink Temperature
    • AZX-series: +105°C (221°F) — Hotter than boiling water!
    • DZX-series: +85°C (185°F)
  • Ambient Operating Temperatures
    • AZX-series: from -40° to +85°C
    • DZX-series: from -40° to +75°C
  • Complete Thermal Rise cycling in about 2 minutes
  • Shock up to 15g’s at 11 msec, ½ sine
  • Vibration up to 30grms on all 3 axes
  • Lightweight
    • AZX-series: 95 grams
    • DZX-series: 105 grams
  • ~97% {max.} efficiency

Designed to assist system compliance toward:

  • MIL-STD-810F – temperature, thermal shock, humidity, altitude, shock & vibration
  • MIL-STD-1275D – characterization of 28Vdc systems
  • MIL-STD-461E – control of electromagnetic interference
  • MIL-STD-704F – aircraft power characteristics
  • MIL-HDBK-217 – reliability predictions

Click on the link below for more information on the Extended Environment servo amplifiers from AMC-
https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=extended environment&D=PROD

For more information, please contact: EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
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Advanced Motion Controls Expands their EtherCAT Product Offering May 28, 2015

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Camarillo, CA-   ADVANCED Motion Controls announce the release of a full family of high performance EtherCAT Servo Drives.  Models are available with AC (single or three phase) or DC inputs, from 7.5amp continuous (15A pk) to 50amp continuous (100A pk).

ADVANCED Motion Controls provides products for the fastest, most flexible form of industrial Ethernet control – EtherCAT®.  High speed, deterministic control with standard 100 base-T hardware, EtherCAT is industry proven to achieve blazing fast, consistent results in demanding applications.

Extending the popular DigiFlex® Performance™ product line AMC’s EtherCAT communication servo drives provide for multiple feedback devices in a variety of power platforms.  ADVANCED Motion Controls EtherCAT products consist of panel mount and plug-in servo drives to allow for quick prototyping and ease of system integration.  Panel mount DPE drives serve as nodes in single or multi-axis EtherCAT networks, while plug-in DZE/DZS drives utilize AMC’s unique, proprietary high speed multi-axis communication interface and I/O expansion capabilities (‘DxM’™ and ‘DxI/O’™ Technologies).  Now a single EtherCAT node can accommodate a combination of up to 4 axes of motion with 32 digital inputs, 32 digital outputs, 4 analog inputs, and 2 analog outputs each.  The result is a highly integrated high value motion control solution for single or multi-axis applications.  Key features include:

EtherCAT® Network Drives

  • CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT) device profile based on drives and motion control device profile, DSP-402
  • Programmable PDOs allow up to 16 receive and 16 transmit messages per drive per EtherCAT cycle.
  • Watchdog monitor disables the drive when communication is lost.
  • Cycle times down to 100 µs with jitter under 1 µs.
  • Auxiliary USB interface for commissioning and diagnostics.
  • Compatible feedback types: 5V TTL Encoder, 1Vpp Sin/Cos, Heidenhain or EnDat absolute encoders

‘DxM’™ Technology

  • Allows control of up to 4 axes of servo motion from a single node on the EtherCAT network
  • One DZEANTU (node) and up to three DZSANTU (sub-nodes) provide a low-cost multi-axis EtherCAT solution

‘DxI/O’™ Technology

  • Low-cost network I/O expansion solution
  • Up to 70 additional digital and analog I/O points per axis – 280 additional I/O points in a ‘DxM’ configuration
  • All of the expanded I/O accessible via PDOs on the EtherCAT network

Click on the link below for more information on the EtherCAT servo amplifiers from AMC-

https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=ethercat&D=PROD

For more information, please contact: EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak sales@servo2go.com
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New Products from Advanced Motion Controls August 19, 2014

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AMC have added 14 new 60A and 100A servo drives to the DigiFlex Performance family.  These panel mount drives take up to 240VAC 3 phase or 373VDC input power with a variety of feedback options including Incremental Encoder, Resolver, Absolute and Universal.  These CANopen, EtherCAT and RS232 models are available now.

AMC Servo Drive Family

AMC Servo Drive Family

60A CANopen: DPCANIA-C060A400, DPCANIE-C060A400, DPCANIR-C060A400

60A EtherCAT: DPEANIU-C060A400

60A RS232/485: DPRAHIA-C060A400, DPRANIE-C060A400, DPRANIR-C060A400

100A CANopen: DPCANIA-C100A400, DPCANIE-C100A400, DPCANIR-C100A400

100A EtherCAT: DPEANIU-C100A400

100A RS232/485: DPRAHIA-C100A400, DPRANIE-C100A400, DPRANIR-C100A400

For more information on the AMC DigiFlex Performance Servo Drive Product Family, click on the link below:

https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Digiflex&D=PROD

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Instructional Video: Manual Commutation of a BLDC Motor with an Analog Brushless Servo Drive July 2, 2014

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Advanced Motion Controls 5:46 min YouTube Video.  

Instructions on how to manually commutate a brushless servo motor by trying all 6 wiring combinations.

The servo drive is an AMC BX25A20AC and the motor is NEMA 34 BLDC servo motor.  Servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls are designed to operate with a wide range of motor types, configurations and manufacturers.  Some basic specifications for the BX25A20AC are that it accepts 120VAC single phase supply, outputs 25A peak and 12.5A continuous and works in current mode, open loop mode and velocity mode. 

For more information on the AMC Servo Drive Product Family, click on the link below:

https://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080098

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Advanced PCB Mount Servo Drives May 21, 2014

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AMC's µ-sized plug-in style servo drives

AMC’s µ-sized plug-in style servo drives

Z-Drives from Servo2Go.com are µ-sized plug-in style servo drives capable of torque, velocity & position modes for brushed, brushless or voice coil motors.

  • Digital & Analog architectures
  • CANopen, RS232/485 & EtherCAT networks
  • Commands over the network or with I/O
  • PCB mounting
  • Feedback including: TTL Encoders, 1Vp-p Encoders, Absolute Encoders and Hall Sensors
  • 3A-30A continuous (6A-60A peak) models
  • 40-175 VDC output
  • Extended Environment models

More information on PCB Mount Servo Amplifiers from Advanced Motion Controls can be viewed at –

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Z-Drive&D=PROD

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Motion Control’s best kept secret… December 30, 2013

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ADVANCED Motion Control’s best kept secret is out.  ADVANCED Motion Controls is the leader when it comes to customized servo solutions.  To see for yourself they’ve compiled a list of their most notable and compelling custom servo drive solutions into one brochure.  You’ll find multi-axis solutions, drives that perfectly fit into defined spaces, custom connectorization and a lot more.  Download the .pdf at the link below.

http://www.a-m-c.com/download/promotion/customcapabilities.pdf

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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ADVANCED Motion Controls introduces most configurable analog servo drives to date August 27, 2013

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Greenville, DE- Available immediately are the B060A400AC and B100A400AC analog brushless servo drives providing up to 21kW and 35kW respectively.

The B060A400AC is capable of outputting 60A peak and 30A continuous while the B100A400AC outputs 100A peak and 50A continuous.  These servo drives can operate with both AC and DC supply voltages with an AC voltage range of 200-240VAC and a DC voltage range of 255-373 VDC.  The built-in shunt circuit alleviates regeneration issues to increase the maximum deceleration rate of large inertial loads. Modes of operation include: Current, Duty Cycle, Voltage, IR Comp, Encoder Velocity, Hall Velocity and Tachometer.

B060A400AC Servo Amplifier

B060A400AC Servo Amplifier

DIP Switch selectable settings allow fine-tuning to match motor and machine dynamics without having to change components on the board.  Included are 17 current loop integrator gain settings, 32 current loop proportional gain settings, 8 velocity loop integrator gain settings and 4 tachometer scaling settings.  In addition, selectable inhibit logic, fault logic and linear ramping make these drives compatible with more controllers.  With so many configuration options these are our most configurable analog servo drives ever.

These new servo drives are suited for a wide range of applications including: assembly/general factory automation, satellite ground station positioning, robotics, testers, metalworking machines, alternative energy control, simulators and more.

More information on the B060A400AC and B100A400AC from Advanced Motion Controls can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=0A400AC&D=PROD

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
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Understanding Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) February 21, 2013

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Servo amplifiers are used extensively in motion control systems where precise control of position and/or velocity is required.  The amplifier basically translates the low-energy reference signals from the controller into high-energy signals (motor voltage and current).  These reference signals can be either of an analog or digital nature.  An analog +/-10 VDC signal is still the most common.  This signal can represent either a motor torque or velocity demand.

Although there exist many ways to “amplify” electrical signals, pulse width modulation (or PWM) is by far the most efficient and cost-effective approach.  At the basis of a PWM amplifier is a current control circuit that controls the output current by varying the duty cycle of the output power stage (fixed frequency, variable duty cycle).   A typical setup is shown below in Figure 2.3  (here for a single phase load):

PWM Current Control Circuit

PWM Current Control Circuit

S1, S2, S3 and S4 are power devices (MOSFET or IGBT) that can be switched on or off. D1, D2, D3, and D4 are diodes, which guarantee current continuity.  The bus voltage is depicted by +HV.  The resistor Rc is used to measure the actual output current.  For electric motors, the load is typically inductive (due to the windings used to generate electromagnetic fields).  The current can be regulated in both directions (+ and -) by activating the appropriate switches.  When switch S1 and S4 (or S2 and S3) are activated, current will flow in the positive (or negative) direction and increase.  When switch S1 is off and switch S4 is on, (or S2 off and S3 on) current will flow in the positive (or negative) direction and decrease (via one of the diodes).  The switch “ON”-time is determined by the difference between the current demand and the actual current.  The current control circuit will compare both signals every time interval (typically 50m sec or less) and activate the switches accordingly (this is done by the switching logic circuit, which also performs basic protection functions).  The picture below shows the relationship between the pulse width (ON-time) and the current pattern.  Note that the current rise time depends on the bus voltage (+HV) and the load inductance.  Therefore, certain minimum load inductance requirements are necessary depending on the bus voltage.

Output current and duty cycle relationship

Output current and duty cycle relationship

Make sure minimum inductance requirements are met!  Pulse Width modulation (PWM) servo drives deliver a pulsed output that requires a minimum amount of load inductance to ensure that the DC motor current is properly filtered.  The minimum inductance values for different drive types are shown in the individual data sheet specifications.  If the drive is operated below its maximum rated voltage, the minimum load inductance requirement may be reduced. Most servo-motors have enough winding inductance.  Some types of motors (e.g. “basket-wound”, “pancake”, etc.) do not have a conventional iron core rotor, so the winding inductance is usually less than 50 μH.  If the motor inductance value is less than the minimum required for the selected drive, use an external filter card.

More information on PWM Servo Amplifiers from Servo2Go can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/category.php?cat=10020&sub=10002

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ADVANCED Motion Controls® announces the release of DriveWare® 7 software for DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives October 30, 2012

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ADVANCED Motion Controls® announces the release of DriveWare® 7 software for DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives

Advanced Motion Controls DriveWare7 Software

Advanced Motion Controls DriveWare7 Software

Available for immediate download DriveWare® 7 (DW7) enables new capabilities in DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls®.  DW7 introduces the capability to create up to 16 unique index tasks by defining position, velocity, and acceleration/deceleration values where indexes can be either Relative or Absolute motion profiles.

With DW7, servo drives can now store two different configuration settings that include unique Loop Configuration, Gain Set, Command Source and Command Limiter settings simplifying machine design and maintenance for the engineer by allowing switching between each.

On-the-fly Mode Switching has been added allowing machine programmers for example to switch from velocity mode for a long constant speed move directly to position mode so the motor can be precisely positioned at the end of the move to a specific location.

Network communication settings have been made more configurable for CANopen, RS-485/232 and EtherCAT® allowing the network communication settings to be adjusted independently of the settings used to connect to DW7.  Adding Mappable PDOs to configure, edit, and map RPDOs and TPDOs and the ability to assign CANopen TPDOs to specific drive events.

About DriveWare® 7

DriveWare® 7 software is used to commission, troubleshoot, and integrate all ADVANCED Motion Controls’ DigiFlex® Performance™ digital servo drives. All drive limits, control loops (current, velocity, and position), and event handling can be configured in DriveWare® 7. Notable features include a fully functional multi-channel oscilloscope, function generator and user friendly layout and interface.

For more product information, reference the web site at www.a-m-c.com/products/driveware.html .  DriveWare® 7 is available for free download.

About ADVANCED Motion Controls®

ADVANCED Motion Controls, a U.S. company in business for 25 years now, was founded with the idea of designing and manufacturing lower cost / higher power density servo drives. The company’s focus remains to create and deliver the best motion control drives for brushed or brushless servo motors. With over 2 million axes shipped, ADVANCED Motion Controls has become one of the fastest growing servo drive companies in the world!

For more information on Servo Amplifiers from Advanced Motion Controls, click on the link below-

http://servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080098

For more information, please contact:

Editorial Contact:

Warren Osak
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