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Inmoco’s new Elmo Drum digital servo drive offers OEMs the flexibility to operate with DC brushed, brushless and linear motors, and provides a wide range of programming, feedback and communication options that facilitate rapid integration into machines. The powerful Drum supports up to 90 amps; its high density delivering a peak power of 11.2kW, and 9.5kW of continuous power.

The highly- flexible Drum can operate in position, velocity and current modes, as a network drive in distributed motion systems using the CANOpen interface, or as a standalone motion controller for single axis servo control. This versatility is the result of Elmo’s SimplIQ technology, which combines advanced motion control with real-time networking capabilities, and delivers a wealth of feedback and I/O options and programming capabilities. It is SimplIQ technology that enables the Drum to bring increased precision to a wide range of automated applications, including robotics, machine tools, packaging, semiconductor production, materials handling, sorting, printing, textiles and many, many more.

Fast, straightforward and trouble-free installation of the Drum servo drive in automated applications is guaranteed by Elmo’s Composer software. A third- generation, universal programming language, Composer provides flexible and intuitive programming and smooth operation for single or multi-axis set-ups, manual and automatic tuning of current, velocity and position loops, a motion monitor and scope for testing, network monitoring and debugging tools, and also facilitates communication via serial RS-232, CANopen and Ethernet.

Also aiding fast set-up and commissioning of the Drum is one of the widest ranges of feedback options available. This includes absolute encoders, digital halls, incremental encoders with digital halls for commutation, resolvers, interpolated analogue (SIN/COS) encoders, DC tachometers for velocity feedback and analogue potentiometers for positional feedback.                                        

As a servo drive for single or multiple axis applications, the Drum can be implemented quickly via CANopen protocol DS-305 and DSP-402. This facility, plus the simple set-up and tuning provided by the ELMO Composer software, and the company’s communication API software libraries, enables the OEM to achieve a fast and problem-free integration of the servo drives into almost any type of machine.



For further information contact:
Gerard Bush, Sales Application Engineer, INMOCO Limited, 4 Brunel Close, Drayton Fields, Daventry NN11 8RB. Tel: 01327 300320 Fax: 01327 300319. E-mail

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