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maxon's EPOS2 70/10 Powerful Dual Loop Positioning and Speed Controller
maxon precision motors, inc. Posted 11/22/2010maxon’s EPOS2 70/10 was developed specifically for commanding and controlling in the CANopen network. The unit is packed with a wide range of functions and features and can handle a multitude of operational modes (Position, Velocity, Current Mode and others) permitting flexible employment of drive systems in automation and mechatronics.
Among other functions are a Step/Direction Mode for step-by-step movement of the motor and a Master Encoder Mode for the drive's use as electronic gearhead. Commanding via an analog set value voltage can replace conventional servo amplifier applications.
The EPOS2 70/10 features high-precision motion control functionalities, the controller offers a dual loop position and speed controller which means the load can be controlled extremely precisely and directly with an additional sensor. With the Interpolated Position Mode (PVT), the motor positioning unit is capable to synchronously run a path specified by interpolating points. This is done with great dynamics and high accuracy.
The unit can be controlled by means of a CAN Master (for example EPOS2 P, PLC, Soft PLC) or with PC via USB or RS232. The standardized CANopen interface permits integration and coordination of several drives. Additionally integrated gateway functions (USB-to-CAN, RS232-to-CAN) facilitate the access to CAN frame-works.
Visit www.maxonmotorusa.com for downloads to our graphical user interface (EPOS Studio), sample programs for Windows© DLLs and a library for CAN master units.