ADVANCED Motion Controls has announced 9 new RS485/RS232 versions of its micro-sized FlexPro® servo drives. These models add to the other network options already available with FlexPro including EtherCAT, CANopen and Ethernet/IP. For those looking for a simple serial communication solution these new RS485 models should be highly considered.
This offering includes 3 power levels available in 3 different form factors to give a total of 9 new models.
PCB Mount Form Factor
The PCB Mount form factor is our most compact configuration with no connectors or housing. They’re intended to be soldered directly to a PCB to help achieve the highest levels of integration.
Part numbers: FE060-25-RM, FE060-10-RM, FE060-5-RM
PCB Mount Dimensions: 38.1mm x 25.4mm footprint x 11.5mm tall (1.50 x 1.00 x 0.45 in)
Machine Embedded Form Factor
The Machine Embedded Form Factor models add a compact interface card to the PCB Mount versions to allow for direct connections with power and signal wires. This form factor makes it easy to install servo drives just about anywhere in a machine.
Part Numbers: FM060-25-RM, FM060-10-RM, FM060-5-RM
Dimensions: 50.8mm x 25.4mm footprint x 22mm tall (2 x 1 x 0.87 in)
Development Board Form Factor
The Development Board versions are essentially the same servo drives as the other models in this product launch but are mounted to a larger board populated with full-sized connectors with more spacing in between. They are great for proof-of-concept designs and for setting up experiments on a benchtop. They provide identical performance as the other FlexPro drives but really stand out when you value the convenience of working with full-size connectors and don’t need micro-sized packaging.
Part Numbers: FD060-25-RM, FD060-10-RM, FD060-5-RM
Dimensions: 114.3mm x 91.4mm footprint x 26.0mm tall (4.50 x 3.60 x 1.03 in)
- RS485/RS232 communication
- 10-55 VDC input
- Versions rated for 25A/50A, 10A/20A and 5A/10A Continuous/Peak current
- Incremental encoder, EnDat 2.2, and BISS C-mode feedback
- Torque, velocity, and position operating modes
- Configuration and full loop tuning
- STO (Safe Torque Off)
- IMPACT™ architecture
FlexPro® is AMC’s newest family of digital servo drives. With cutting edge engineering, FlexPro is meant to expand the capabilities of AMC’s already powerful and diverse product selection. The IMPACT™ architecture allows FlexPro servo drives to maintain the intelligence and power of larger-sized servo drives while fitting into much more compact packages.
IMPACT™ (Integrated Motion Platform And Control Technology) is the architecture that makes AMC’s FlexPro®drives possible. The stacking of circuit boards with creative selection and placement of high-power components allows for much higher power density than previously produced servo drives. The expanded processing capabilities ensure the drive’s intelligence is unmatched. IMPACT™ made its debut with FlexPro®. This technology will be used in subsequent FlexPro® drives as well as any future custom products where it is desired.