OCT 15, 2020
Control Techniques, part of the Nidec group of companies, has revealed its new generation of advanced servo drive technologies.
The new Digitax HD series (0.7 Nm – 51 Nm with 153 Nm peak / 1.5 A – 16 A with 48 A peak) delivers ultimate motor control performance and flexibility, from a uniquely compact package. Targeting high axis count automation systems, Digitax HD provides all the benefits of a modular system with a common DC bus, with standalone drive flexibility.
The new series is focused on high overload, pulse duty applications but also provides continuous servo control, plus induction motor control, and is initially available with two functionality levels. The new range is scheduled for launch in late 2018.
Digitax M753 is designed as an optimised amplifier for high performance centralised control with EtherCAT integrated on-board and simple rotary switches for fast network address assignment.
Alternatively, the flexible Digitax M751 Base option allows design engineers to add up to two option modules from the existing Unidrive M range such as PROFINET, Ethernet/IP or an IEC61131 high performance motion controller for decentralised machine control.
For both single and multi-axis configurations, the Digitax HD series offers industry-leading compactness – the M753 EtherCAT variant is just 40mm wide – that is 5 axes across the width of this A4 piece of paper with 10mm spare, or 7 axes if you turn it to landscape.
The drive is also designed to fit within shallow 200mm cabinets. Digitax HD is the most compact 400V servo drive available in the world.
Its patented Ultraflow™ system allows machine builders to further reduce cabinet size by up to 50% through expelling heat from the drive directly outside the cabinet. This approach offers the further benefit of enabling drives to be stacked without the need for a large air channel between them.
High dynamic applications will benefit immensely from Digitax HD’s 300% peak performance pulse-duty overload capabilities, along with its 62 µs current loop and 16 kHz switching frequency.
Its flexible speed and position feedback interface supports a wide range of feedback technologies, from robust resolvers to the latest single cable digital encoder technologies.
Digitax HD boasts a wealth of features and accessories designed to make installation and commissioning as easy as possible.
Features include easy-access pluggable connectors and a dedicated multi-axis paralleling kit for rapid installation; integrated braking resistor and electronic motor name plate for faster setup; and quick commissioning using the Unidrive M Connect PC tool, or an optional SD card.
Machine Control Studio provides a flexible and intuitive IEC61131 environment for programming automation and motion control features.
The Digitax HD servo series flexibly adapts to your architecture of choice, be it centralised motion control, distributed intelligence, or any combination of the two. Support for all main industrial field-buses guarantees easy integration into any production line.