Servo-drive supports analog and parallel interfaces.

Press Release Summary:

Modular IndraDrive servo-drive system covers output spectrum from 1.5 to 120 kW, and unites functions of DIAX and Servodyn drives in joint platform. Servo-drive comes with integrated safety functions and conforms to IEC 61131-3. Unit conforms with EN-954-1, Category 3, and complies with Europe-wide safety regulations. IndraDrive supports standard control communication systems such as SERCOS interface, PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet, and INTERBUS.

Original Press Release:

Safety First: IndraDrive

New series of drives from Rexroth

Greater flexibility, productivity and precision are promised by the new, modular IndraDrive servo-drive system from Rexroth. Now presented to the technical public for the first time, this series covers the entire output spectrum from 1.5 to 120 kW, and unites the functions of the DIAX and Servodyn drives in a new, joint platform. Until the year 2001, DIAX and Servodyn were marketed by Indramat and Bosch. In keeping the tradition of these two companies, IndraDrive supports all standard control communication systems such as the SERCOS interface, PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet, INTERBUS, and analog and parallel interfaces.

In addition to an IEC 61131-3 conform drive-integrated PLC, IndraDrive also comes with integrated safety functions. Thanks to this technology, certified for conformity with EN-954-1, Category 3, the drive is able to comply with Europe-wide safety regulations without having to resort to any additional hardware or indirect control solutions.

The basic software packages for servo-mode include all the required basic functionalities such as positioning block mode, position control, and speed and torque control. In addition, Rexroth also offers standardized extension packs for the cost-effective scaling of functionality upgrades, e.g.:

o Axis error correction

o Main spindle functions

o Synchronization of axes

o Electronic cam group

o Technology packages on the basis of the integrated PLC.

With the further improved start-up tool DRIVETOP, starting up is both interactive and fast. The auto-tuning function offers automatic control circuit adjustment to help in the quick adjustment of the controller. A wide range of motors with highly dynamic synchronous servomotors, asynchronous motors, linear motors, assembly kit motors, torque motors and explosion-proof motors round off the drive package.

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