EPOS4 position controller

EPOS4 position controller

May 27, 2016

maxon precision motors, inc.

Design Components Motion Control Motors/Drive

Fall River, Massachusetts – maxon motor's EPOS range of controllers has been very successful in the marketplace. Since its launch in 2005, more than 100,000 units are in use worldwide. To build upon this success, the Swiss drive specialist launches the EPOS4 as the next generation of positioning controllers.

The first product in maxon's new line is the high-performance EPOS4 module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. The position controllers are suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed DC motors and brushless BLDC motors (EC motors) with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750W continuous power and 1,500W peak power. 

The CANopen positioning motor controllers offer more power, better control performance, and additional functionalities. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders.

The combination of a wide variety of operating modes and state-of-the-art control characteristics like field oriented control (FOC) with multiple analog and digital I/O along with various command options enables applications in a large number of fields. As always, maxon relies on integrated protective devices like the safe torque off (STO) functionality.

These characteristics are combined with a large input voltage range of up to 50 VDC, extremely high power density, and up to 98% efficiency.

Source: maxon precision motors