Mclennan is launching a new range of intelligent servo drives from California-based Applied Motion Products Inc. The packaged BLuAC5 range includes a PWM drive stage with a rating of 5A continuous/15A peak and direct-on-line 90-265V AC input. It may be configured for linear or rotary sinusoidal and trapezoidal commutated brushless servo motors with tuning made very straightforward with AMP’s Quick Tuner software, which features a built-in digital oscilloscope. The powerful DSP-based drive stage may be programmed for torque, velocity, positioning, and programmable (standalone) modes.
With full application flexibility in mind, the drive can be supplied with a choice of three integrated controllers from simple +/-10V or pulse-and-direction operation through to sophisticated graphical point-and-click multi-axis motion programming.
These three options, namely -S, -Si and -Q, are fully compatible with AMP’s advanced stepper motor controls and may be freely mixed in multi-axis systems for complete cost and performance optimisation. The basic -S version allows analogue +/-10V DC control in torque or velocity modes as well as digital pulse and direction, CW/CCW or A/B encoder following â€" all with programmable electronic gearing capability. The â€"S version also allows ‘host’ control from a PC or PLC using AMP’s SCL programming language.
For more sophisticated control the -Si (Simple Indexer) version allows pre-programmed standalone operation using AMP’s Si Programmer Windows-based point-and-click graphical software - a user-friendly, icon-based programming environment for users of all levels. This multitasking programming environment ensures fast set-up and machine interfacing. As well as motion commands, I/O, conditional branching, alarms, and operator interfacing are also provided, along with comprehensive troubleshooting support.
The -Q controller version uses an on-board motion controller based upon AMP’s high-level Q programming language that stores complete multitasked motion and machine control sequences. The â€"Q can handle conditional processing, maths functions and register manipulation for complex move sequencing and electronic gearing applications.
Multi-axis host control or standalone control is made extremely simple with AMP’s SiNET Hub and Si programmer software, which allows up to four or eight -S, -Q, or -Si drives to be configured, sequenced and networked with a PC, PLC or HMI in host or standalone modes.
The compact BLuAC5 intelligent drive is packaged in a robust panel-mounted metal housing and is fully CE certified. I/O complement is model dependant â€" the BLuAC5-Si includes four dedicated inputs for Limits and Jog plus 11 general-purpose inputs with three dedicated outputs for Alarm, Brake and Motion, and four general-purpose outputs. An isolated 24V DC user power supply and a 24V DC keep-alive input are also included.
Interconnection is made easy with screw terminal connectors for AC power, motor power and RS422/485 with Sub-D connectors for motor feedback and I/O.
The BLu range also includes board-level and packaged intelligent servo drives with 24-48V DC power supply options with the same choice of integrated controls from simple +/-10V or pulse-and-direction operation through to sophisticated graphical point-and-click motion programming. Mclennan stocks and supplies a wide range of servo motors to complement the BLu and other servo drive ranges.