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JVL Utilizes Sercos for Servo and Stepper Motors
March 5, 2018
JVL Industri Elektronik A/S, a producer in the field of integrated servo and stepper motors, is announcing yet another industrial Ethernet protocol for its integrated servomotors and integrated stepper motors: Sercos.
The new motor family, ServoStep, uses the newest technology and the advancement of the previous designs, incorporating customers’ feedback. The family has the widest pallet of options in the market and will thus fit into all possible customer applications.
The JVL Sercos module is equipped with two Ethernet connectors and a built-in switch, enabling line and ring topology without any extra expensive hardware. The JVL Sercos module has several LEDs, enabling technicians and operators to get a quick 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. This minimizes the number of devices on the net and reduces cable costs.
All connectors are rugged M12 connectors suitable for the rough 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 very easy to use and configure via a predefined setup, and commissioning is easy using the JVL MacTalk application software.
The JVL Sercos modules for MAC motor and ServoStep have all the important 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.
JVL’s Sercos motors are even found and recognized as SercosDrives without the presence of a SDDML file if you “scan” from the Bosch Rexroth development environment (IndraWorks).