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Powerful, Stand Alone, Motion Control


Powerful, Stand Alone, Motion Control

The AMD2000 Series (Link to AMD2000 Section) are significantly smaller than previous generations, reducing the requirements for costly cabinet space whilst maintaining ANCA Motion’s state-of-the-art technology, suitable for both straightforward and complex applications alike.

Motion limits for acceleration, velocity and position can be pre-programmed, allowing simple point-to-point moves to be triggered.  The EtherCAT® (Link to EtherCAT Section) field bus allows many AMD2000 drives to be linked and run as a synchronised multi-axis machine.

The on board I/O can eliminate the need for costly separate I/O modules.  The 24V outputs can be used to control related functions such as controlling motor brakes or auxiliary equipment.  Inputs can be used to monitor machine states such as travel limits or start/stop commands.

Motion control is performed by the drive controller, which accepts position feedback from motor encoders and/or separate linear scales.  The drive utilizes state-of-the-art current-regulated, pulse-width-modulated voltage-source inverter technology that manages motor performance.  In general, the drive control receives motion control commands via a higher-level controller, which is based on an Ethernet-based field-bus interface.  In certain applications the drive is capable of executing pre-defined moves that are stored in local memory, without the use of a motion controller. The AMD2000 drive also supports position, velocity and torque control modes.

Both the 3Amp and 9Amp drives incorporate a certified Safe Torque Off (STO) function, allowing an external safety system to disable the PWM switching in the drive in a reliable and safe manner, and consequently shutting down the delivery of torque to the driven machinery.  This function is often used to replace external safety contactors, thereby reducing the need to re-start power up sequences in machinery and the total safety system costs are reduced.

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