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ADVANCED Motion Controls® (AMC) designs, manufactures and supplies the highest performance servo drives and servo amplifiers available. From complete PWM servo control to custom servo solutions, AMC provides brushed and brushless motor drives with the latest in digital servo technology and analog servo expertise. AC servo and DC servo motor controllers are available for general servo automation or specific robot control. Our newest DigiFlex® Performance™ digital motion control servos includes positioning drive features as a more complete servo motor drive for AC and DC brushless servo motors, DC brush type servo motor, linear and rotary servo motors, closed loop vector motors, voice coils, inductive loads and actuators for precise motion control. Network connections for either centralized or distributed servo systems include: EtherCAT, Ethernet PowerLink, CANopen, RS232, RS485, Ethernet UDP/IP, Modbus TCP, and many other custom interfaces.

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Advanced Motion Controls Introduces 4 new EtherCAT Z-Drives

POSTED 02/12/2014

Advanced Motion Controls Expands their EtherCAT Z-Drives Offering

Camarillo, CA-   Advanced Motion Controls announces the release of 4 new EtherCAT Z-Drives to expand on the existing DZEANTU-020B080 EtherCAT node drives and the DZSANTU-020B080 sub-node drives.  Models include: 

Advanced Motion Controls Expands their EtherCAT Z-Drives OfferingDZEANTU-040B080  rated at  18-80 VDC Input, 20A cont. (40A peak)@ 18-80 VDC Output
DZSANTU-040B080  rated at  18-80 VDC Input, 20A cont. (40A peak)@ 18-80 VDC Output
DZEANTU-020B200  rated at  40-175 VDC Input, 10A cont. (20A peak)@ 40-175 VDC Output
DZSANTU-020B200  rated at  40-175 VDC Input, 10A cont. (20A peak)@ 40-175 VDC Output
ADVANCED Motion Controls provides products for the fastest, most flexible form of industrial Ethernet control - EtherCAT®.  High speed, deterministic control with standard 100 base-T hardware, EtherCAT is industry proven to achieve blazing fast, consistent results in demanding applications.

Extending the popular DigiFlex® Performance™ product line AMC’s EtherCAT communication servo drives provide for multiple feedback devices in a variety of power platforms.  ADVANCED Motion Controls EtherCAT products consist of panel mount and plug-in servo drives to allow for quick prototyping and ease of system integration.  Panel mount DPE drives serve as nodes in single or multi-axis EtherCAT networks, while plug-in DZE/DZS drives utilize AMC's unique, proprietary high speed multi-axis communication interface and I/O expansion capabilities ('DxM'™ and 'DxI/O'™ Technologies).  Now a single EtherCAT node can accommodate a combination of up to 4 axes of motion with 32 digital inputs, 32 digital outputs, 4 analog inputs, and 2 analog outputs each.  The result is a highly integrated high value motion control solution for single or multi-axis applications.  Key features include:

EtherCAT® Network Drives
•    CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT) device profile based on drives and motion control device profile, DSP-402
•    Programmable PDOs allow up to 16 receive and 16 transmit messages per drive per EtherCAT cycle.
•    Watchdog monitor disables the drive when communication is lost.
•    Cycle times down to 100 µs with jitter under 1 µs.
•    Auxiliary USB interface for commissioning and diagnostics.
•    Compatible feedback types: 5V TTL Encoder, 1Vpp Sin/Cos, Heidenhain or EnDat absolute encoders 'DxM'™ Technology
•    Allows control of up to 4 axes of servo motion from a single node on the EtherCAT network
•    One DZEANTU (node) and up to three DZSANTU (sub-nodes) provide a low-cost multi-axis EtherCAT solution 'DxI/O'™ Technology
•    Low-cost network I/O expansion solution
•    Up to 70 additional digital and analog I/O points per axis – 280 additional I/O points in a 'DxM' configuration
•    All of the expanded I/O accessible via PDOs on the EtherCAT network

Click on the link below for more information on the EtherCAT servo amplifiers from AMC-

For more information, please contact:

Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-378-0240
Toll Free Fax:       877-378-0249