LinMot linear motors and LinMot servo drives build an optimal drive system for linear positioning applications. The broad spectrum of servo drives supports simple two-point movements as well as high-precision multi-axes applications with electronic cam and synchronisation.
The connection to a superior machine control units can be realized by analog, digital or serial Interfaces as well as field busses or ETHERNET.
The plurality of available field bus interfaces and protocols allow an easy and fast integration of LinMot drives into any PLC or PC based machine controller.
Intelligent servo drives
LinMot servo drives are intelligent units with one or up to four different motor channels, integrated position controllers and the option to store pre-defined curves and motion profiles. Therefore the superior PLC doesn’t have to deal with motor issues or position loop parameters. The PLC can directly set positions, start curves or run motion profiles.
Normally LinMot Servo Drives will be used as positioning controllers together with a superior PLC or PC. In addition there is the option to integrate technology functions or customized application software into the Servo Drives.
LinMot application software makes it possible to program customised applications directly into the servo drive.
Technology functions are general function units, which offer a complete solution for a specific kind of application. Technology functions may control whole processes – for example a PLC only needs to send a couple of parameters like ‘number of windings’ to the servo drive and the technology function ‘textile winding’ will fulfil the whole winding process.
Basic functions include the communication to the PLC or PC, the set point generation, the calculation of point-to-point movements, the synchronisation of different motors, and the synchronisation to an electronic master cam.
Control, surveillance and monitoring
The core functionalities of the servo drive like position loop, current loop, surveillance of the power electronics, monitoring of the temperature, power and position of the connected linear motors are done inside the control, surveillance and monitoring unit.
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