CANopen networking for Crouzet brushless DC motors
September 22, 2015 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Sept. 22, 2015 – Crouzet Motors has introduced CANopen technology for its brushless DC motors, which it says allows design engineers to connect multiple brushless motors to the various components in the system.
According to the company, the technology reduces wiring and installation costs while increasing system communications and integrity. The CANopen interface permits connection of up to 127 brushless DC motors with a single, shielded two-wire cable. Data may be transmitted at speeds up to 125 kBd at distances over 550 yards, notes the company. Embedded fieldbus control promises “integral protection for maximum life in severe environments, excellent reliability of data transmission, and immunity to external noise and vibration.”