Electronic Design

Drive Controller Can Do CAN

Up to 127 Performance Motion Devices ION Drive systems can be connected using the systems' controller-area network (CAN) interface to create complex, multi-axis motor control systems (see figure). Each unit provides an output capability of up to 15 A peak and 500 W at 56 V. A multidrop RS-485 version is also available. The ION Drive includes hardware performance trace. It also supports on-the-fly profile changes and has PLC-style inputs and outputs. The systems can be programmed using Windows-based ProMotion exerciser or the C-Motion or VBMotion libraries for C and Visual Basic. Prices start at $233.

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