New XC4 Single-Axis PWM Drive Designed for up to 340 VDC Operating Voltage and 30 Amp Peak Current

Press Release Summary:

  • Compatible with the automation 3200 motion platform utilizing the HyperWire® motion bus
  • Accepts square-wave encoder feedback at rates up to 40 million counts-per-second
  • Digitally closed current loop and servo-loop ensure positioning accuracy and rate stability allowing loop closure rates up to 20 kHz

Original Press Release:

XC4 Single-Axis PWM Drive for Brushless DC, Brush DC, Voice Coil, and Stepper Motors

  • HyperWire® fiber-optic interface
  • Up to 30 A peak output current
  • Integral power supply
  • Includes single-axis Position Synchronized Output (PSO)
  • Safe Torque Off (STO) safety circuit

Aerotech’s XC4 PWM digital drive is a single-axis motor drive designed for brushless DC, brush DC, voice coil, and stepper motors at up to 340 VDC operating voltage and 30 A peak current. All versions are compatible with the Automation 3200 motion platform utilizing the HyperWire® motion bus.

The digitally closed current loop and servo-loop ensure positioning accuracy and rate stability. This allows loop closure rates up to 20 kHz as well as digital and analog I/O processing, data collection, process control, and encoder multiplication tasks in real time.

Standard features include Safe Torque Off (STO), a data array consisting of over 4 million 32-bit elements, digital and analog I/O, one-axis Position Synchronized Output (PSO), dedicated home and end-of-travel limit inputs, and an enhanced current sense device. Encoder support includes square-wave, sine-wave, and absolute encoders.

The standard XC4 accepts square-wave encoder feedback at rates up to 40 million counts-per-second. Sine-wave encoders can be multiplied by up to 16,384, producing high-resolution position feedback with the optional encoder multiplier feature.

Each single-axis XC4 PWM digital drive has an optional I/O expansion board, greatly increasing the number of I/O points. This I/O board includes a dedicated PSO output and a PSO synchronization input, often used to synchronize process control with an external mode-locked frequency input.

For further information, please contact Steve McLane at 412-967-6854 (direct), or via e-mail at smclane@aerotech.com.

More information on the XC4 can be found at:

https://www.aerotech.com/product-catalog/drives-and-drive-racks/xc4.aspx

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