Motor with multi-turn absolute encoder

Motor with multi-turn absolute encoder

October 12, 2018

Schneider Electric Motion USA
Motion Control Motors/Drive

Marlborough, Connecticut – A multi-turn absolute encoder feature is now available integrated with all-in-one motor and electronics Lexium MDrive products. Without increasing product size, NEMA size 17 (42mm) & 23 (57mm) rotary and linear stepper motors with integrated electronics offer multi-turn absolute encoder benefits in a compact size and at a competitive price.

Now with a 1,000-line count, multi-turn absolute encoder, robust Lexium MDrive (LMD) products integrate more components into single units. Providing increased performance with no increase in product size, LMD products with absolute encoders can detect and store position information even when powered down. Sensors and homing routines can be eliminated and setup time at system startup reduced.

LMD products with absolute encoders include a fully programmable motion controller and may be operated in several modes including: closed-loop, torque control, and variable current control for energy savings and reduced heating. Available communication protocols include EtherNet/IP, Profinet, ModbusTCP, CANopen, and serial RS-422/485.

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