A very compact, cost-effective intelligent drive with EtherCAT interface from Technosoft

  • Fully digital servo drive with embedded motion controller
  • For brushless, DC brush, step & linear motors
  • Motor supply: 12-50 V, logic supply: 12-36 V
  • Output current: 8 A continuous, 20 A peak
  • EtherCAT communication
  • Covered-frame with retractable connectors
  • Size: 103 x 71 x 17 mm (~ 4.06 x 2.8 x 0.67 in)

Designed to cover medium-to-high volume applications, the iPOS family of drives can be delivered either as open-frame, plug-in modules with vertical (VX models) or horizontal (MX models) mounting on the user’s main board, or as a closed-frame boxes equipped with retractable connectors (BX models). iPOS4808 BX-CAT is the first BX drive with an EtherCAT interface.

Based on the MotionChip™ technology, iPOS4808 BX-CAT can operate either as a standard EtherCAT drive that accepts the CAN application protocol over EtherCAT (CoE), or as an intelligent drive that can be programmed to execute complex motion profiles directly at drive level using its built-in motion controller and the high level Technosoft Motion Language (TML).

The iPOS4808 BX-CAT drive can work with EtherCAT communication cycles down to 200 μs for all working configurations: open loop micro-stepping or closed loop control of 2 or 3-phase steppers, DC brushed motor control, sinusoidal (FOC) or trapezoidal (Hall based) control of brushless motors.

The configuration, tuning and local programming of the iPOS4808 BX-CAT drive can easily be done using Technosoft’s powerful graphical platform EasyMotion Studio.