netMOTION – communication and drive control in one package
Today, modern drive technology is essential for your automation systems and Industry 4.0. Regardless of the application, drives must interact easily, flexibly and smoothly with each other in your automation network. To do this, you need drive devices with powerful interfaces for connection to modern fieldbus or real-time Ethernet networks.
Modern drive applications rely on compact decentralized control options with centralized motion automation.
This means high demands on your communication components:
- Real-time capable communication of the drives
- Compatibility for different motor types
- Smallest dimensions for highly compact solutions
- Easy integration
netMOTION is our comprehensive answer to all these challenges.
netMOTION offers firmware-configured real-time communication with integrated
motor control for 3-phase BLDC or PMSM motors. The solution is based on Hilscher's netX-90 communication controller and uses the 100 MHz application CPU it contains to control drives. For this purpose, our chip includes additional on-chip hardware:
- 7-channel PWM with external trigger
- dead time compensation and extensive trigger functions
- four high-precision 12-bit AD converters with a conversion time of 2 µs
- Encoder interfaces
The position feedback is based on Hall sensors or encoder signals.
On the communication side, netMOTION provides you with our netX technology. This means that you can rely on deterministic and network-synchronous control from the experts for your drive!
netMOTION is our offering for your motor control solutions based on our application-ready netX 90.
netMOTION includes a development board with interfaces to sensors, such as those required for servo drives. The motor with the power electronics can be directly connected via an additional interface. Also included is demo firmware with a sample FOC and a math library. With this, as well as with the included basic functions, you can quickly and easily network your drives in real time via the Eclipse-based development system netX-Studio.
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