Motion control: Digital servo drive has DeviceNet option


Discrete Control

Compax3 family of industrial digital servo drives from Parker's Electromechanical Automation Div., now includes a DeviceNet fieldbus option.

Rohnert Park, CA— Compax3 family of industrial high-performance, all-digital servo drives from Parker 's Electromechanical Automation Div. now features a DeviceNet fieldbus option.

DeviceNet fieldbus interface is said to provide improved system integration, reduced downtime and maintenance costs, enhanced peer-to-peer capabilities, and easy access to data. It is reportedly increases the information flow between drives, PLCs, PCs, and other automation devices, including sensors, operator interfaces, and pneumatic valve manifolds.

Compact3 option is available on T11, T30, and T40 technology levels. DeviceNet allows the Compax3 to be integrated into an Allen-Bradley PLC control system or with any other DeviceNet master. This interface option rounds out the fieldbus options available with the Compax3 family, which includes existing CANopen and Profibus interfaces.

Compax3 drives ship with ServoManager software for commissioning using diagnostic screens and graphical tuning utilities.

Click here for more on DeviceNet.

Click here for more on CANOpen. Click here for more on Profibus.

—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel , senior editor

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