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MOTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR EASILY CONTROLLED AUTOMATION

02-04-2019
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For several years, the igus drylin product range, available through Treotham Automation, has offered lubrication-free igus linear axes with matching stepper and DC motors. ‘drylin E’ allows users to use these motorised axes, configured ready-to-install in different sizes, as a single axis or in a gantry structure; for example, with format and height adjustments or pick-and-place applications. For easy operation of the axes, igus has developed two control systems: the D3 dryve for simple movement and the D1 dryve for more complex tasks. These allow a variety of tasks to be automated without programming.

The D3 control system is suitable for all standard DC motors. Simply connect to the 24V power supply and set the operating mode, end position switch off, acceleration and motor via the DiP switch. A rotary controller adjusts the speed, and a screwdriver-operated controller limits the current. After these few simple steps, the control system can be put into operation. A coloured LED display indicates the system’s status. Another advantage of the D3 dryve is its cost-effective price. As a result, even small and medium-sized companies without programming skills can use motorised linear axes to automate their systems.

For more complex tasks, such as controlling linear robots, users can rely on the D1 dryve control system for stepper motors, EC/BLDC and DC motors. This features a new intuitive interface, which can be operated easily via a web browser on a PC, tablet or even a smart phone, to help users set the correct parameters.

“The start-up of a motor-driven axis together with the new D1 dryve control system is possible in a few minutes,” says Rene Erdmann, head of the drylin E drive technology division at igus. “Afterwards, the values can be also changed or intermediate steps can be added easily via the web browser.”

The D1 has been designed to save space and can easily be mounted on a top-hat (DIN) rail in a switch cabinet. This can then be connected via a WLAN router and controlled via a wireless device. The integrated web server does not require any further software on the operating devices, or additional storage media, meaning that users do not have to install anything or bear additional costs.

igus offers an online simulator and a learning channel on YouTube showing short video clips of the fast and simple installation and parameterisation.

Treotham Automation
1300 65 75 64
www.treotham.com.au

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