JVL Industri Elektronik A/S, producers of integrated servo and stepper motors, is announcing yet another industrial Ethernet protocol for its integrated servo motors and integrated stepper motors: SERCOS.

The JVL Sercos module is equipped with two Ethernet connectors and a built-in switch, enabling line and ring topology without any extra hardware. The JVL Sercos module has several LEDs, enabling technicians and operators to get a status overview. There are also opto-isolated digital I/Os embedded in the module, enabling control of extra sensors etc. without external I/O modules.

All connectors are M12 connectors suitable for the conditions in industrial environments.Furthermore, all registers in the JVL MAC motor are accessible via the Sercos connection, thereby enabling complete control of motor configuration and motion.

The JVL Sercos module is configured via a predefined setup, and commissioning is using the JVL MacTalk application software.

The JVL Sercos modules for MAC motor and ServoStep have features from the Sercos specification. Automatic recognition of drives is supported by the FSPDrive and the Sercos Drive profiles (FSPDrive/PackProfile/SercosDrive). Synchronization is supported enabling simultaneous operation of up to 511 motors.

Hot plugging and redundancy is possible for exchanging motors without power off. Probe/capture is supported enabling use also in packaging machines. JVL delivers SDDML files so the motor is recognized as FSPDrive by Bosch Rexroth.

source: automation.com

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