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Servodrive supports multiple motion buses

AKD servodrives support the functions of a base analog drive, indexing drive, CANopen drive, and EtherCAT drive, all from a single drive SKU. This allows more-efficient bench testing and prototyping, as well as a smooth transition from one bus type to another.

The servodrives support feedback devices and Ethernet motion buses from the base hardware without the need for separate option cards. Currently supported feedback devices include Smart-feedback devices (SFD), Endat, BiSS, analog sine/cos encoders, incremental encoders, Hiperface, and resolvers.

Additional motion buses include SynqNet, Profinet, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus/TCP. Additional features and benefits include 120/240-Vac or 480-Vac operation, with a power range of 3 to 24 Arms continuous current, 9 to 48 Arms peak; and an autotuner that overcomes less-than-perfect mechanical designs and helps machine builders with the most-challenging scenarios by compensating for compliant transmissions and couplings.

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