XC2 PWM digital drive controller

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Aerotech has released the XC2 PWM single-axis motor drive with a narrow compact housing for motion control applications.

The XC2 is compatible with the Automation 3200 motion platform, which uses the HyperWire motion bus (fibre optic interface), and controls brushless and brushed DC motors, voice coil or stepper motors with an operating voltage of up to 100VDC and peak current capacity of 10A.

Control bandwidths of up to 20kHz are possible with simultaneous control of digital and analogue inputs and outputs, parallel data acquisition, process control and encoder interpolation – all in real time.

As standard, the XC2 features ‘safe torque off’ (STO), which means the drive torque is switched off during maintenance work. Other features include a data array with over four million 32-bit elements, dedicated inputs for reference and limit switch signals, and improved power monitoring. Square-wave, sinusoidal and absolute encoders are supported. The drive controller accepts square-wave encoder signals with up to 40 million pulses per second. Sinusoidal encoder signals can be interpolated with a factor of up to 16,384 (14 bits) for high resolution position feedback.