Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Plug-in modules

September 10, 2010
By Mary Del

B&R has extended its wide range of plug-in modules for the ACOPOS servo drive family to include a module for evaluating BiSS encoders. The BiSS fully digital bidirectional sensor interface is an open and license-free communication standard that allows sensor data to be read synchronously, securely and quickly. ACOPOS is an intelligent servo drive designed to increase production volume, reduce production cycles and improve quality with greater precision. With ACOPOS, B&R offers bus-capable servo drives for machine manufacturing in the power range from 400 W to 64 kW. With Ethernet Powerlink, it is possible to operate up to 240 axes on one line using the same network. Highlights of the BiSS interface include bidirectional communication, secure data transfer, digitization right on the sensor, and error detection.

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