Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lenze Servo Inverter i700 Brings ‘Easy Generation’ Engineering to Multi-axis Applications

Lenze Americas (MODEX - Booth #4105), a leading global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, introduces the Servo Inverter i700. Designed for multi-axis applications, the i700 simplifies machine design, build and commissioning. Well-suited for material handling systems, the new drive system features an easy assembly concept and is notably compact and flexible. Extremely short cycle times, 32-bit signal resolution and an overload capacity of more than 200 percent make the new i700 equally suited for simple positioning tasks and highly dynamic, precise, multi-axis applications in handling and packaging machines or robot applications.

“Together with the Controller 3200 C, the Servo Inverter i700 constitutes the heart of the Lenze controller-based automation system for machines with central motion control,” states Joel Thomas, Business Development Sales Engineer, Lenze Americas. “The reduced space requirement, lower number of components, and simple ease of assembly help deliver customers a significant boost in productivity.”

The Servo Inverter i700 single-axis and double-axis modules offer a power range from 0.37 to 15 kW, along with appropriate power supply modules. Plug connectors enable easy wiring. Under normal operating conditions the power supply modules do not require filtering or DC fusing, and have a built-in dynamic brake chopper. Intermediate electrical connections between the i700 drives are cable-free, using an innovative rail system, and are easily installed by setting connector arms.

Lenze offers a variety of i700 cooling technologies, including cold plate, push-through technology, and panel mounted units. Supporting the full spectrum of motor technologies, from standard 3-phase motors to synchronous servomotors, the i700 uses a single interface for simple engineering. The dynamic motor control is suitable for a wide range of applications.

Intuitive software tools and a central engineering interface, make it simple to integrate the i700 into automation architectures through EtherCAT. Automatic download of parameters and firmware, along with auto-tuning functions, ensure fast commissioning. Additionally, the i700 features integrated safety functionality to simplify the machine design. "Safe Torque Off (STO)" is provided as a standard feature. In order to implement extended safety networks, Lenze offers variants, for example, SS1, SS2, SOS, SLS, SDI or SLI, which achieve the highest safety level (SIL 3, PL e) over EtherCAT (FSoE).

“The i700 brings Lenze’s ‘easy generation’ engineering to multi-axis applications,” adds Thomas.

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