Machine Design

New Product: Digital position controller

EPOS2 is a digital positioning controller designed to control brush and brushless dc motors with an encoder.

The controllers cover a performance range from 1 to 700 W. It uses a 32-bit digital signal processor for motion-control calculations and communicates via the CANopen standard. Online commanding is carried out using CAN Master (EPOS P, SPS, Soft SPS, etc.) or PC via USB or RS-232 interface. A USB to CAN and RS-232 to CAN gateway function has also been integrated. Several drives can be networked and coordinated through the standardized CANopen interface for position, speed, and current control.

Maxon Motor, 101 Waldron Rd., Fall River, MA 02720, (508) 677-0520, maxonmotor.com

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