Boost Machine Performance
23 October 2012
Boost Machine Performance...
New from Metronix is a range of servo drives for precision motion control that, it is claimed, can boost performance and reduce system building across many common industrial automation applications.
The new drives offer a peak current capability said to be twice that of many similar drives on the market, allowing machine builders to boost acceleration times.
An increased overcurrent capability of four times the continuous output rating is being offered as standard on the Metronix range of ARS 2000 FS Ethernetcompatible servodrives.
The capability can be exploited in many common motion control applications to increase the speed of moves and the overall throughput of machines. In tests that compared drives offering a two times over - current capability against the ARS 2000 FS, using a range of loads on rotary and linear servo motor axes, the new drives shortened travel times by factors from around 17 to 25%.