Miniature Drives With BiSS

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Miniature Drives With BiSS
Miniature Drives With BiSS

The bidirectional sensor interface BiSS has established itself as a global open‐source standard in the field of drive technology. The range spans from motor feedback and servo drives to motion controllers and position encoders as well as manufacturing robotics and CNC machines. FAULHABER has been actively involved with the open‐source interface since the beginning. Miniaturised drives whose encoders communicate with the corresponding motion controllers via BiSS‐C have been used successfully for years. 

Robust and future‐proof

As a digital and bidirectional interface, BiSS offers numerous advantages for absolute measurement systems: with its high transfer rate, it is ideally suited for dynamic axes with high accelerations and for uniform speed control with high positioning accuracy. Because the BiSS interface transfers the interface signals differentially, a high transfer reliability is achieved. Furthermore, the standardised interface can be implemented cost‐effectively in applications because there are no licensing fees. Also decisive for the manufacturer of microdrives is the fact that the compact chips can easily be integrated, even with miniaturised absolute encoders. For example, the AES magnetic absolute encoder – specially designed for use in brushless DC micromotors – came onto the market in 2010. This was then followed in 2013 with the AESM series: very compact absolute encoders which fit even on miniaturised, brushless DC drives with a diameter of just 8 mm (figure). For the future, the new BiSS Line in 1‐Cable‐Technology transfer technology offers further potential for miniaturisation. With this, only 2 instead of 8 signals are needed for the sensor interface, and data from other sensors, such as from integrated temperature sensors, can also be transferred.

Posted on March 27, 2018 - (17035 views)
Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG
Daimlerstrasse 23/25
71101 Schönaich - Germany
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WE CREATE MOTION Drive systems from FAULHABER are masterpieces of precision engineering and electromechanics at the limits of the technically feasible. As pioneer and founder of a high-tech industry, the drive specialist is among the most innovative companies in Germany.

FAULHABER offers the most extensive range of miniature and micro drive technologies available from a single source worldwide. From high performance DC Motors, BLDC Motors, to Linear Motors, and Stepper Motors, each drive is designed to achieve maximum performance in minimum dimensions and weight. Matching precision gearheads, encoders, linear components and drive electronics are available to complete the system. On the basis of its technological diversity, FAULHABER designs drive solutions that are unique with respect to their precision and reliability in the smallest of spaces. Their main areas of use include production automation and robotics, aerospace, optical systems as well as medicine and laboratory technology.

Founded in 1947, the international group of companies is headquartered in Schönaich in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, one of the economically strongest regions for industrial high technology in Europe. In addition to Germany, FAULHABER maintains development and production locations in Switzerland, USA, Sweden, Romania and Hungary. Moreover, there are sales partners and subsidiaries in more than 30 countries around the world. At present, the drive specialist has more than 1,900 employees, 600 of whom work at the Schönaich location in Germany.

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