Drive solution for low power applications

October 1, 2010 – In addition to controlling stepper motors, the new variation of ACOPOSmicro from B&R now also offers support for servo motors. This new addition to the ACOPOSmicro product family allows users to integrate different drive types for the first time. The flexible drive architecture enables a problem-free changeover from a stepper motor to a servo version and vice versa. In industries, such as packaging or printing, users profit from the ability to easily combine both technologies in a single application.

Space-saving and powerful

Despite the smallest dimensions, the ACOPOSmicro also supports up to two axes with performance levels of 500 W each on one module. The new B&R drive solution requires a base surface of less than 50 cm² per axis. This makes it possible to implement multi-axis applications with minimal space and wiring requirements.

The ACOPOSmicro product family can be used in a nominal voltage range from 18 VDC to 80 VDC for low power applications. State-of-the-art semiconductors ensure a low amount of heat loss – this eliminates the need for expensive cooling concepts that can be difficult to implement. Furthermore, the intelligent power supply module with a network connection offers completely new options for machine and system diagnostics.

Unlimited expansion possibilities

In addition to the Safe Torque Off function and trigger inputs, the servo version of the ACOPOSmicro also has a 24 VDC output that can, for example, be used to drive external brakes. Additional optional modules make it possible to adapt to customer-specific requirements at any time - without taking up more space.

B&R company profile

B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,250 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with more than 162 sales offices in over 68 countries.

B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with their 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 20 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.

This new addition to the ACOPOSmicro product family allows users to integrate different drive types in a single machine for the first time.

This new addition to the ACOPOSmicro product family allows users to integrate different drive types in a single machine for the first time.