Motion control components compatible with the real-time Ethernet Powerlink protocol are presenting significant design opportunities for machine builders. Baldor is therefore publishing a guide to Ethernet-compatible three-phase AC drives for high-power machinery applications.
The 28-page catalogue details the drive's architecture, which includes a shared DC bus, a bus for plug-in expansion options, and software configuration for different motor types – and the catalogue also introduces Ethernet Powerlink.
Potential application configurations are also explored, including an illustration of the drive connected in a multi-axis centralised control scenario, and one functioning as a standalone intelligent drive.
A PDF version of the guide can be downloaded free of charge from www.baldormotion.com/br1202.