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Safe servodrives offer ‘the most advanced functions’

01 September, 2020

Elmo Motion Control has announced a series of miniature servodrives which, it claims, offer “the most advanced servo functionality and functional safety available today”. The Platinum drives are an evolution of Elmo’s Gold line, and the company says they will allow OEMs to manufacture smaller and safer machines, with lower costs and shorter time to market.

The drives support EtherCat networking and processing, delivering faster cycling and higher synchronisation, with negligible jitter and near-zero latency. High processing power enables fast data handling, large memories and endless real-time recording. The drives support feedback from up to three devices simultaneously, including two absolute encoders.

The drives offer functional safety to IEC 61800-5-2 SIL-3 and Cat4 PL-e, and include over-the-network safety and optional safety I/Os, supported by safety software. The safety functions reduce the need for external safety components, and streamline machine safety certification. The line includes one of the world’s smallest functional safety and FSoE (functional safety over EtherCat) certified servodrives.

Elmo says that its new Platinum series of miniature servodrives offer the most advanced functions available



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