Maxon Motor Compact positioning controllers for EtherCAT network
EPOS4 compact positioning controllers can be incorporated into EtherCAT networks. The EtherCAT models comply with the CoE standard—CAN application layer over EtherCAT—and can be integrated into existing EtherCAT networks. The intelligent motion controllers with real-time communication offer a plug-and-play solution for controlling brushed dc and brushless EC motors with peak currents of up to 30 A. With their modular design, they are particularly suited to applications with single- or multi-axis systems in small devices and machines, as well as robotics. In addition to EPOS Studio software, Windows DLL and Linux Shared Objects Libraries are available to incorporate the controllers into a variety of master systems.