Historically, electronics controls and motors have been installed or housed in different locations in a system. Electronics were placed in mid to low temperature, safe cabinets, while motors were subject to vibration, humidity, and dust. This involved complicated wiring and commissioning. Integrated actuators, or motor and drive packages, are beneficial for lowering costs from reduced enclosures, enabling easier commissioning of the system, and reducing EMC issues. However, moving to a centralized approach can be challenging due to size constraint, harsh environment working conditions, the need for continuous high performance, and additional system requirements. Integrated actuators can be used in multiple applications, including:
The i164-01 custom servo drive is a compact solution shaped for easy integration inside a linear actuator, minimizing wiring complexity. The servo drive has been designed for high performance, advanced networking, industrial robustness and optimized cost. It provides fully featured motion control for linear or rotary BLDC/BLAC motors, and support for incremental and absolute SSI encoders.
The servo drive can be interfaced with multiple networks:
The i164-01 custom servo drive delivers the size and shape needed to integrate seamlessly next to the actuator, reducing wiring complexity while delivering 400W continuous rated power, 1200W peak power, efficiency greater than 95%, and minimal EMI generation – important specifications to avoid EMI propagation, abnormal function, and shortened life expectancy of the equipment. The i164-01 custom servo drive is designed to satisfy specific temperature, vibration and shock specifications needed for actuators operating in harsh environmental conditions, and delivers proven MTBF of 10+ years with continuous reliable operation.
i164-01 Custom Servo Drive