LinMot servo drives

LinMot Servo Drives
LinMot linear motors, together with the associated servo drives, create an optimal drive system for linear positioning tasks.
The wide range of drive products allows rapid implementation of simple applications with two end positions, up to complex, high-precision multiaxis applications with synchronization to a main electronic shaft.

Simple Integration

Connection to an overlaid control system can be made via analog, digital, or serial interfaces, fieldbusses, or ETHERNET.
The wide range of fieldbus interfaces and protocols allows simple integration of LinMot servo drives in any controls concept.
Regardless of the manufacturer and type of controls, LinMot servo drives provide the right interface to connect to an overlaid PLC, industrial PC, or proprietary control system.

Intelligence right in the drive

LinMot servo drives are highly integrated inverters with one or more power elements, for controlling the motors, and an intelligent control element with integrated position regulation.
The control element performs all drive-related control and monitoring functions. It allows direct position set points, or travel along internally stored motion profiles from the overlaid control, using simple analog or digital signals.

Simplest Applications

Because of their high dynamic capabilities, long life, and ability to travel to several positions, LinMot linear motors are often used as a replacement for pneumatic cylinders. Various end positions can be stored in the drive and are invoked via digital signals, just as with a pneumatic cylinder.
Once the end position is reached, this is reported to the overlaid control via the Inposition signal on a digital output. Speed and acceleration can be configured freely for each motion.

Standard Applications

With control via fieldbusses or an Ethernet interface, standard applications can be implemented with simple point-to-point motions.
Position, speed, and acceleration can be configured freely, and are provided via the bus. Complicated or co-dependent motions can be stored on the drive in the form of travel profiles, and started via digital trigger signals or the bus connection.

High-End Applications

Complex applications with synchronization to a main or master shaft can be implemented without trouble using the integrated master encoder interface.
Travel along paths from an overlaid NC controller can be implemented via the +/-10V interface, or in streaming mode (PVT, PV). Together with a high-resolution, external position sensor, even high-precision positioning tasks in µm range can be handled.
Servo Drive Series E1100/B1100

Series E1100/B1100 servo drives are modular axis drives with 32-bit position resolution for linear motors and rotary drives. The series E1100/B1100 drives are suitable for simplest, standard, and high-end positioning tasks, across the entire force range of the LinMot product range.
Flexible hardware enables control of any 1/2/3-phase motors. Thus, low-power rotary servomotors, such as brushless DC motors, can be integrated in the same controls concept. Additionally, the drives can be equipped with optional peripherals, such as reference and end stop switches, high-precision external position sensors, and holding brakes.
Series E1100 servo controllers have analog and digital inputs and outputs, serial interfaces, fieldbusses, and ETHERNET connections. The user is therefore not dependent on the selection of the overlaid control.
An appropriate interface is available, with associated protocols, for any PLC or IPC solution. With flexibility and a compact form factor, LinMot Series E1100/B1100 servo drives provide a complete solution for a flexible drive concept in single and multiple axis applications, with linear motors and other actuators.

Servo Drive Series E100/E1001

Servo drives from the Series E100 and E1001 are one, two, or four-axis drives with 16-bit position resolution. The drives are suitable for simple and standard positioning tasks in the low to medium force range, in which linear motors are operated without optional peripherals such as reference and end stop switches, external high-precision position sensors, or a holding brake. Connection to the overlaid control is done via analog and digital signals, a serial connection, ETHERNET, and fieldbusses. The compact size is a great advantage of the Series E100/E1001 servo drives, primarily for compound and multi-axis applications, with regard to installation space and effort.

Certified safety

The safe impulse block on the Series E1100 servo drive allows safety concepts to be implemented in machines and system with minimum effort and additional external components. Safety Standard EN954-1.

Linear and Rotary Drives

Using Series E1100 / B1100 servo drives, rotary servomotors can be used as well as linear motors, or any 1/2/3-phase actuators. Primarily in assembly automation and feeding applications, small, light brushless DC motors (EC motors) are often needed to rotate a gripper about the Z-axis. The flexibility of the servo controller allows such rotary motors to be integrated into the existing controls concept in the same simple manner as linear motors.

Multi-axis operation

In multi-axis or linked operation, the master encoder interface can control both individually and synchronous to a main or master shaft. For complex designs, several Axis can be synchronized in master-booster or mastergantry mode. This allows simple implementation of portal designs with two synchronized Axis, which are controlled by the overlaid control as a single axis.

For more information about LinMot Industrial Linear Motors, see "General Data Book V15.pdf",