Drive solutions that are matched perfectly to the application are a basic requirement for keeping machines and systems competitive. Inverters must be taken out of the switching cabinet and placed in the direct vicinity of the machine. This allows configurable modules to become mechatronic units that can be easily connected, which considerably reduces the delivery times, installation space and commissioning times. For this reason, directly integrating inverters in the immediate environment of the actuator - without the need for additional accompanying measures - represents one of the most ideal configurations available. Protected according to IP 65, the ACOPOSmulti65 inverter from B&R can be attached directly to the machine. The switching cabinet, therefore, only contains the power supply modules and the necessary electromechanical components, making it much easier to implement modular machine architectures. The hybrid cabling between the inverters allows for simply stringing together of drive modules in a "daisy chain" wiring scheme, resulting in a clear and flexible machine architecture where energy is simply passed from one drive module to the next. In addition to the proven wired safety functions STO (Safe Torque Off) and SS1 (Safe Operational Stop 1 time-monitored), network-based variants, based on openSAFETY, will also be available in the future as an option. This will allow users to access such functions as STO, SBC, SOS, SS1, SS2, SLS, SMS, SLI, SDI and SLP.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz