Haydon Kerk Pittman Integrated servo motor and drive controller
The EC042B IDEA motor integrates a precision brushless servo motor with an IDEA drive controller in a compact package to reduce wiring needs and cabinet space. It is designed specifically for real-time embedded motion control and is ideally suited for autonomous precise execution of complex single-axis motion. A single motor and drive unit reduces motion system components by up to 75% per axis. Further reductions can be achieved by wiring sensor inputs and control outputs directly to the motor rather than through a control cabinet. RS-485 communications fieldbus ports are integrated for programming autonomous motion sequences, monitoring system status or streaming commands to synchronize motion among multiple motors.