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CANopen Motor Controllers for Electric Mobility and Vehicular Applications May 19, 2016

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The DVC series motor controllers from Advanced Motion Controls are digital four-quadrant servo drives purpose-designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms.  Providing high power from battery supplies, the DVC series features a compact design, IP65 construction and multiple operating modes for controlling either permanent magnet brushed or brushless motors.  Whether for traction / propulsion, steering, lifting or any other electrically driven actuation, the DVC series is the newest member in a long line of successful motor controlling solutions from Advanced Motion Controls.

The ability to maximize battery life and extend vehicle operations, essentially running ‘lean and mean’, is the key to keeping a vehicle operating at peak performance.  With unmatched power density, high efficiency, low weight, cool thermal operation and regen all built in, selecting the DVC series is the obvious choice.

The DVC Series motor controllers operate in torque, velocity, or position mode and provide high power from battery supplies with multiple operating modes for either 3Φ (servo, closed loop vector, or closed loop stepper) or 1Φ motors.  The DVC Series communicate over CANopen and are configured with AMC’s DriveWare® 7 configuration software.

Specific applications include: mobile robots, AGV’s, UGV’s, material handling and transport vehicles in both industrial and military environments.

More information on the DVC series motor controllers available from Servo2Go.com can be viewed at:   https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=DVC2&D=PROD

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New Z-Drives from Advanced Motion Controls November 19, 2014

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AMC dzc_group3 new Z-Drives have been added to AMC’s DigiFlex Performance family.  These plug-in drives are all CANopen network compatible and can take universal feedback including: Incremental Encoder, Sine and Absolute.

Models DZCANTU-020B080, DZCANTU-040B080, DZCANTU-020B200 are available for immediate shipment.

More information on the New Z Drives from Advanced Motion Controls can be found at the link below-

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

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AMC announce the release of CANopen Motor Controllers for Electric Mobility and Vehicular Applications October 21, 2014

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When AMC first released their Analog M/V™ servo drives, customers immediately requested digital versions.  In response, the DVC250A060 and DVC200A100 have been released and are available for immediate delivery.

The DVC Series communicate over CANopen and are configured with AMC’s DriveWare® 7 configuration software.  See them on our website at:

https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=CANopen Motor Controllers&D=PROD

Quick Information

Part Numbers DC Voltage Peak Current Cont. Current  USD List Price
DVC250A060 20-54V 250A 150A $1,275
DVC200A100 20-80V 200A 125A $1,350

The M/V™ family of motor controllers are fully functional, four-quadrant servo drives purpose designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms.  Specific applications include: mobile robots, AGV’s, UGV’s, material handling and transport vehicles in both industrial and military environments.  Providing high power from battery supplies with multiple operating modes, IP65 rating and compact design for either permanent magnet brushed or brushless motors, propels this motor controlling family ahead.  Whether for traction / propulsion, steering, lifting or any other electrically driven actuation such as compressors, winches and hoists, the DVC series is the newest member in a long line of successful motor controlling solutions from ADVANCED Motion Controls.

See more at:  https://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=CANopen Motor Controllers&D=PROD

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Warren Osak
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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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Warren Osak
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Comparing CANopen and EtherCAT FieldBus Networks September 23, 2013

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Servo2Go offers a variety of network options for connecting servo drives in a multi-axis configurations.  Choosing the right network depends on a variety of factors such as required bandwidth, update rate, performance, and cost.  The network options supported in AMC Digiflex Performance servo drives are outlined below.

CANopen (CAN) 

A robust serial protocol that is low cost and offers enhanced diagnostic and control capabilities with reasonable bandwidth.  Digiflex Performace CANopen drives also support RS232 as a secondary communication channel.  DriveWare software can run over the RS232 channel during operation to monitor quantities in real time making system design and commissioning fast.  Visit http://www.can-cia.org/ for more information.  Some of the strengths of CANopen are:

  • 3-wire bus is all that is needed to connect drives together (CAN_H, CAN_L and GND).
  • Differential transmission for noise immunity.
  • Up to 1Mbit/sec speeds possible.
  • Up to 128 nodes per CAN network.
  • Robust message arbitration with collision detection/prevention built into the physical layer.
  • Many microcontrollers have built in CAN ports.
  • CAN Hardware for many different platforms readily available (Desktop, PC/104, etc.)
  • Many different operating systems supported (Windows, VxWorks, Linnux)
  • Bi-directional (non-polled) communication possible.
  • PVT – Position,Velocity Time trajectory interpolated by the drive from points sent by the host. Reduces overhead at the host. Countless trajectories possible.
  • Coordinated motion capabilities.

How Fast Can Messages Be Sent? The average CAN message is 130 bits, so it takes 130μsec per message PER NODE to physically send out a message. Different CAN message types improve on this time, but update rates close to 1Khz are possible.


RS232 (serial) 

An economical single-axis solution that offers reasonable diagnostics better suited toward low-bandwidth applications.  All AMC Digiflex Performance servo drives support this communication interface.

  • Many PCs have serial port hardware.  No extra host hardware needed.
  • Simple 3 wire bus (TX, RX, and GND).
  • Speeds up to 115.2K baud are possible.

How Fast Is RS232? – RS232 messages can be longer than CAN.  A read command to a 16-bit index takes 8 databytes (64 bits / 115.2K = 560μsec). The reply is another 12 bytes (96 bits / 115.2kK = 834μsec).  Total message time (both command and reply is 560μsec + 834μsec = 1.3msec.  The result is much slower than a 1Mbit/s CAN bus.


RS422/RS485 

An economical multi-axis solution that yields reasonable diagnostics and control capabilities at higher bandwidths than RS232.

  • Can support multiple nodes (up to 32)
  • Operates at speeds higher than RS232 (115.2K) baud (921.6K) possible with host hardware supporting it.
  • Full-Duplex (RS485 4-wire only) or Half-Duplex (RS422 2-wire).

How fast can I go with RS485? – Max speed is 921.6K baud. RS485 messages can be longer than CAN.  A read command to a 16-bit index takes 8 databytes (64 bits / 921.6K = 70μsec).  The reply is another 12 bytes (96 bits / 921.6K = 104μsec).  Total message time (both command and reply is 70μsec + 104μsec = 174μsec.  This is almost as fast as a 1Mbit/s CAN bus.


EtherCAT
™  

A high-performance Ethernet based deterministic network protocol developed by Beckhoff.  Visit the EtherCAT Technology Group http://www.ethercat.org for more information.  Some important features of EtherCAT are:

  • Transmission rates up to 200Mbit/sec.
  • Based off standard Ethernet for 100baseT.
  • Real-time down to the I/O level.
  • Multiple topologies possible – Line, Star, Tree, Daisy Chain + Drop Lines. Can be used in any combination.
  • Requires no special Ethernet hardware – Standard Network Interface Cards (NIC) can be used for EtherCAT.
  • CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) allows use of CANopen protocol and feature set over EtherCAT.
  • Off-the-shelf EtherCAT masters available that implement full language features of IEC 61131.
  • Open protocol – Designers can implement their own EtherCAT master.
  • Secondary USB port for direct connection to DriveWare. Can monitor quantities using Driveware without interrupting over EtherCAT.

How Fast Is EtherCAT?

EtherCAT is based off 100BaseT physical layer and can send multiple datagrams per EtherCAT packet. Cycle times can reach lower than 1msec.

AMC Network Options Comparison

Click on the link below to view Servo2Go’s family of digital servo drives from Advanced Motion Controls-

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

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Check Out Our Servo Products Datasheet October 16, 2012

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Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the release of a new, 16 page Servo Products Datasheet.  This colorful brochure details our broad servo system offering, with M and V series motors ranging from 50 to 750 watts of continuous output power and both AC and DC powered drives from our popular BLu and SV lines.  All motors include precision incremental encoder feedback. Drives can be operated in torque, velocity or positioning modes, can execute stored Q or Si programs, as well as streaming commands delivered over RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, EtherNet/IP and CANopen communication interfaces. All systems include easy to use set up and tuning software at no cost.

Applied Motion Products Servo Products Catalog

Applied Motion Products Servo Products Catalog

Popular accessories include extension cables, break out boards, regeneration clamps and communication adapters.

For more information on the Servo Products from Applied Motion Products, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Quick Tuner&D=PROD

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Expanded PCB Mount Servo Drives from AMC March 3, 2011

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ADVANCED Motion Controls, of Camarillo, CA USA expands it’s highly successful PCB mount, Z-drive servo amplifier family. New digital ‘DZ’ products are now available with higher power, greater thermal efficiency and lower operating voltages. Network choices, fast baud rates and multiple stand-alone command options greatly increase these servo drives’ capabilities for all torque, velocity and position mode applications. Designed to be completely compact, DZ’s take up little space, eliminate wiring hassle and still deliver unparalleled performance. Check out the newly expanded global standard in PCB mount servos drives – the fully digital DZ series!

AMC's DZ Servo Amplifier

Highlighting just a few of the features of these very capable servo drives:

  • Considered µ-sized, DZ’s have an incredibly small footprint (smaller than a business card!) and weigh a mere 100 grams or less, including heat sink!
  • All DZ’s can be configured to operate in torque, velocity (encoder or Hall) and position modes for brushed, voice coil or brushless motors.
  • DZ’s have extremely high current loop bandwidth for quick response times as needed or when used in critical or demanding applications.
  • DZ networks include CANopen or RS-232/485 (up to ~1 Mbaud!). Input commands can come over the network, such as PVT (position/velocity/time) or through direct inputs for: ±10V analog, Encoder Following, Step & Direction, PWM & Direction – to operate any mode.
  • Some DZ’s capacity includes 10 – 80 Vdc operation while delivering 4 Amps continuous / 40 Amps peak. This provides up to 3 kW peak power when needed and can achieve up to 98% efficiency!
  • DZ’s have an optional mounting card available for quick prototyping and documented interface reference designs for quick circuit integration.
  • DZ’s common PCB pin out platform allows OEM’s to design to any power capacity but choose from the smallest power size to largest power size, everything from today’s available products to even higher powered future release versions!

With multiple product choices, implementing DZ’s increased product functionality to meet many application needs will result in a dramatic reduction of system complexity. Yet, DZ’s are also cost-effective by themselves to further minimize overall system costs.

As more applications require smaller mounting spaces or become completely mobile, designing with DZ’s would be the perfect match and choice. High power density, high operating efficiencies and low cost, what more could you ask for?

Information on AMC’s DZ series of servo amplifiers can be viewed at the following webpage-

AMC’s DZ Series Product Information 

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Applied Motion Products Expands its line of Integrated Stepper Motors July 6, 2010

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Greenville, DE–  Servo2Go.com is pleased to announce that it has expanded it’s successful line of Integrated Step Motors to include CANopen and Ethernet communication versions. 

AMP's CANopen Integrated Step Motor

The STM from Applied Motion Products is a Drive+Motor+Control unit, fusing step motor and drive technologies into a single device, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive solutions. 

Communication options include: RS232, RS485, CANopen, Ethernet and Ethernet/IP. Models are CE marked, and RoHS Compliant. 

All STM Series models feature: 

  • Dynamic Current Control
  • Anti-Resonance
  • Torque Ripple Smoothing
  • Microstep Emulation

S – models feature: 

  • Pulse & Direction
  • CW/CCW Pulse
  • A/B Quadrature
  • Velocity (Oscillator) mode
  • Host commands (SCL compatible)
  • SiNet Hub compatible
  • ST Configurator software for setup

    Q – models feature: 

  • Stand-alone Operation
  • Q Programmer for complex motion
  • Conditional Processing
  • Math Functions
  • Multi-tasking
  • Register Manipulation
  • Encoder Following
  • “Generic” HMI compatibility

    More information on the New  STM Integrated Stepper Motor models from Applied Motion Products can be viewed at-

    http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=102267

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  • New CANopen Stepper Drive Systems from Servo2Go June 19, 2010

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    Greenville, DE-  Servo2Go has just added new CANopen models to its broad range of Programmable Stepper Motor Drive Systems from Applied Motion Products. 

    STAC6-C-220 CANopen Stepper System

     

    The STAC6 Step Motor Drive has proven itself in demanding applications, such as packaging and labeling machines, delivering up to up to 1400 oz-in with AMPs compatible range of low-loss, high performance step motors. 

    STAC6 drives are rated at 6A for the 110V version and 3.2A with the 220VAC version. 

    Adding CANopen allows the drives to be controlled by a CANopen master utilizing the DS301 and DSP402 communications protocols and the CAN 2.0b Passive physical layer. STAC6 drives have 7 digital inputs, 3 digital outputs and 2 analog inputs, encoder feedback is standard. 

    All AMPs CANopen compatible drives include Q programmer, Applied Motions powerful motion control language. Q programs can be downloaded and stored on the drive and then using the CANopen network, users can access, modify and trigger Q programs. 

    More information on the New STAC6 CANopen Stepper Drives from Servo2Go.com can be viewed at-
    http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=101323

    An abridged copy of this Press Release can be viewed online at –
    http://www.servo2go.com/news.php?id=32

    For more information, please contact:

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