Machine Design

Cables For Plug-And-Play Servos

The Add-A-Motor serial-configuration cable works with SmartMotors to an off-the-shelf servosystem ready to plug and play.

The molded cable connects SmartMotor to SmartMotor in a daisy-chain configuration for serial operation, thus eliminating the need to create custom, multiaxis cable configurations for each application. The cables are designed specifically to supply dc power and RS-232 communications to multiple SmartMotor 1700 and 2300 Series motors. Each cable has a female seven-pin SmartMotor 7W2 Combo-D-sub connector on one end and a female seven-pin 7W2 D-sub connector backed by a male sevenpin connector on the other end. The cable on the compact connector end is displaced to the side to permit easy placement of the next Add-A-Motor cable. The cables come in four standard lengths of 0.3, 1.0, 3.0, and 7.5 m.

Animatics Corp., 3050 Tasman Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054, (408) 748-8721,

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