For evaluation, single-axis motherboards are available for various fieldbuses.
A PCI Express connector allows for fast and easy integration into a customer-specific board – thus offering a compact and affordable solution that reduces the wiring effort, particularly for multi-axis applications.
The NP5 controller can control motors with a rated current of up to 6 A via FOC, Hall sensors, or sensorless control. In addition to position, speed, and torque control, operating modes with cyclical set value specification are also available for interpolated multi-axis operation.
For parameterization and programming Nanotec offers the free Plug & Drive Studio software. The NP5 can be connected to a higher-level controller via SPI, EtherCAT, Modbus RTU, or CANopen.
In addition, the controller can be programmed in the NanoJ V2 programming language so that time-critical subtasks can be executed directly in the controller, independently of the fieldbus communication.
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