Micromech is now offering the Parker’s Compax3 servo drives with EtherCAT which is an open motion-bus network.
Parker’s Compax3 servo drives now utilise EtherCAT as a controlled node and implement the standard CAN over EtherCAT DS402 object library.
This standardised implementation improves the ability to work directly with third-party EtherCAT managing nodes on the market.
EtherCAT has been added to the whole Compax family. First the standard Compax3, which is a high performance servo controller with a power range from 1 to 110 kW and a whole selection of functions.
Then there is the Compax3S that has a rated power of 1 up to 25 kW and can be installed in 300 mm control cabinets.
Next is the Compax3M with a power range of 2 to 20 kW where there can be a cost reduction for multiaxis applications thus reducing cabling costs.
Then finally the Compax3H that has a power range of 35 to 110 kW.
This enhancement improves a wide range of applications from tube bending, to pharmaceutical automation, life science and packaging. Each have benefited from EtherCAT.