With the MAXPOS 50/5, maxon motor launches a new generation of high-performance positioning DC motor controllers for brushed and brushless motors. More than 20 years of experience in motion control have been incorporated into this product. The 50V and 5A/15A peak (250W) unit is the first in a family of a range of power sizes to be released. MAXPOS is ideal for demanding servo applications such as robotics, pick and place, gyro stabilising that require high levels of data from synchronised axes in real time. In the past when particularly high data rates and control resolution were called for, controllers occasionally imposed limitations due to the CANopen data capacity and the processor chip speed, with the new MAXPOS 50/5 motion controller, these limitations no longer apply. For trajectory planning; sophisticated motion control tasks with a current controller clock speed of 100 kHz (3 times faster than standard) and an effective communication cycle time of 100 μs (10 times faster than CANopen) are achievable with a suitable EtherCAT master. Distributed Clocks Support as well as the endorsement of CoE (CAN Application Layer over EtherCAT) with Cyclic Synchronous Modes facilitate real time adjustments of the trajectory. The outstanding processing power provides sinusoidal commutation of DC motors (BLDC) up to a speed of 200‘000 rpm, nearly twice the standard, offering smoother control and up to 7% more torque even at high speeds! Full connectivity A multitude of feedback possibilities permit the use of a wide range of sensors; tacho, digital incremental encoders, analog sinus-cosinus incremental encoders and absolute encoders with SSI, EnDat2.2, or BiSS-C interface. Two different encoders can be used simultaneously....

Sprint Electric receives Premier Partner Award from Bardac

Sprint Electric, British manufacturer of DC drives, has received the Premier Partner Award 2012 from their United States partner Bardac Corporation of Stevensville, Maryland. The Award was granted to Sprint Electric for consistent product quality, reliable delivery commitments, excellent technical support, cooperation in product development, and complementary marketing initiatives. Both companies are partners since 1992. Bardac manufactures and sells AC drives, DC drives, motors and control technology.   Sprint Electric offers a wide range of DC motor control, with over 150 models covering both 1 phase and 3 phase, regenerative and non-regenerative DC motor applications, together with field controllers and digital slip ring motor controllers. Sprint Electric’s full range of products include analogue and digital DC drives from 12 up to 2250 Amps. Whether in retrofits or original equipment, DC drives from Sprint Electric are being used in many different applications all over the world including metal processing, the pulp and paper industry, rubber and plastic processing, lifting equipment, food processing, leisure industries and many more. For its outstanding success in international trade, Sprint Electric won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2009, one of the most prestigious business awards in the For reader enquiries please mention P&TR: Sprint Electric Ltd. Mr. Gary Keen Peregrine House, Ford Lane Ford, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0DF Tel:+44 (0)1243 55 80 80 Fax:+44 (0)1243 55 80 99 E-mail:
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