SPS/IPC/Drives 2003 lives up to its promise

It’s hard to argue with success. The European electronic automation exhibition and conference, SPS/IPC/Drives, continues to meet and exceed forecasts in all measurable categories.


Baldor Electric Co .’s NextMove-ESB motion controller handles seven motion axes at one time. Its three servo motor axes have update rates of 100

It’s hard to argue with success. The European electronic automation exhibition and conference, SPS/IPC/Drives , continues to meet and exceed forecasts in all measurable categories. Its latest run in Nuremberg, Germany (Nov. 25-27, 2003), drew 922 exhibitors, up 18% from 2002 and 27,600 visitors, for a 20% gain. Exhibition space expanded 24% from the previous show to 53,000 m

Here are some show highlights with an appeal to motors, drives & motion control professionals. Nyquist Industrial Control ’s FireWire Motion Control unit features a 32-bit DSP, which offloads the application from time-critical control of high-speed control loops. An optional embedded PC coupled with an Ethernet network convert the unit to a complete embedded application controller.

For precise alignment of machine cycles, DRS60 incremental shaft encoder from Sick AG allows electronic adjustment of its 'once per revolution [reference] pulse' to the current shaft position with the push of a button.

Milan Drive , a rugged fully integrated servo drive and motor in one package, offered by AUMA Werner Riester, comes in 164- and 210-mm square motor sizes (approx. 6.4 and 8.25 in. square) and develops peak torques in the 1.9-9 Nm (16.8-80 lb-in.) range. Milan Drive communicates via Profibus-DP and CANopen.

Also at the show, a progress report was issued on SERCOS-III, the third-generation of this real-time digital communication interface for motion control systems (see separate item in this newsletter).

The next edition of SPS/IPC/Drives is already set for November 23-25, 2004 at Nuremberg’s Exhibition Center.

Dan Jones, president of Incremotion Associates , contributed to this story.

—Frank J. Bartos, executive editor, fbartos@reedbusiness.com

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