Kollmorgen AKD Ethernet-based servo drives from Heason

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The newly announced Kollmorgen AKD range of Ethernet-based servo drives is available from West Sussex based motion control specialists Heason Technology. With common interfacing and hardware from 1.1 to 64kW continuous output power and featuring multiple Ethernet connectivity plus a wide choice of fieldbus communication options, this new servo drive is capable of providing a solution for very diverse range of motion control applications - from simple single-axis indexing through to fully synchronised multi-axis position control.

The AKD servo drive range is available in 5 modular sizes for panel mounting with peak current ratings from 9 to 48 A on 120/240 VAC single phase or 240/480 VAC three phase supplies. Higher current versions up to 192 A are due for release during 2010.

Set up, diagnostics and programming are all made straightforward with a PC-based GUI featuring intuitive icons and screen flow navigation with auto-tuning and guided manual tuning. Online troubleshooting and verification is available for faster installation and setting up is further simplified with plug-and-play compatibility across Kollmorgen's comprehensive range of rotary, cartridge rotary and linear servo motors.

The DSP based AKD servo drive features a high-bandwidth torque loop update rate of just 0.67 microseconds and industry leading velocity/position loop updates down to 62.5 microseconds. Such impressive control is combined with fast data acquisition through its PC compatible TCP/IP Ethernet service channel for real-time performance feedback. The flexibility built into the range also includes EnDat, BiSS and HIPERFACE feedback device support and multiple fieldbus expansion options including EtherCAT, SynqNet, Modbus/TCP and CANopen.

A full and expandable complement of optically-isolated I/O with screw terminal connections also helps speed installation and option cards are also available for expanded non-volatile system memory and processing power.

The AKD range can also be embedded with the new and innovative KMS (Kollmorgen Automation Suite) software to realise even higher performing single- and multi-axis system performance with full IEC-61131-3 PLC control for tightly integrated motion and machine control applications.

With its own in-house design capability and a wide range of products available from well respected global distribution partners, Heason Technology provides standard and customised electro-mechanical solutions for challenging motion control and automation applications across a diversity of market areas including aerospace, automotive, defence, robotics, process control, packaging, motorsports and many more.

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