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ACOPOSmotor Sets New Standards for Decentralized Motion Control
B&R Industrial Automation Posted 09/29/2014
Modular mechatronic systems gaining momentum
With the ACOPOSmotor, B&R combines a servo motor and drive in one compact unit. Safety technology can also be integrated as an option. This gives developers more freedom when designing a machine and can save valuable space in the control cabinet.
The ACOPOSmotor is connected to the drive network using a hybrid cable. This cable includes all necessary power and signal lines and establishes the connection to the POWERLINK network. ACOPOSmotor modules come in three sizes with torque ranging from 1.8 to 12 Nm. If needed, an optional fan assembly can provide a performance boost of up to 100%.
In addition to the proven wired safety functions STO (Safe Torque Off) and SS1 (Safe Operational Stop 1), a network-based ACOPOSmotor module variant will also be available in the future. This will allow users to access the following functions (as with the ACOPOSmulti): STO, SOS, SS1, SS2, SLS, SMS, SLI and SDI.
The ACOPOSmotor is fully compatible with the ACOPOSmulti drive system. This makes it possible for users to select the best-suited servo drive for each machine without having to do any additional engineering work.
B&R company profile
As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.