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New Sercos-capable products at Hannover Fair 2014

Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos® automation bus, will present new Sercos-capable products as well as a demo engraving machine from Schneider Electric at its booth at Hannover Fair from April 7 to April 11 in hall 9, booth F80.

Bosch Rexroth’s SERCANS module

Bosch Rexroth will introduce its new SERCANS Sercos master module with the slogan "one cable instead of three", as this is one of the first products for the common Sercos III and EtherNet/IP infrastructure. Automation is therefore becoming extremely easy as Sercos, EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP and safety-related communication can take place in parallel on one Ethernet cable. Engineers now have the possibility to combine devices from different manufacturers that support Sercos, EtherNet/IP or TCP/IP. This PC plug-in card simplifies the automation of individual machine modules as well as of entire machines.

Schneider Electric’s Modicon LMC078

The new Modicon LMC078 is a logic-motion controller for up to 16 servo axes and complements the motion control performance available in Schneider Electric's MachineStruxure PLC portfolio. The Modicon LMC078 controls complete machines without optional add-ons. Visitors can see it live because the controller is part of an engraving machine demo which shows how NC-applications can be implemented using a standard motion controller and the Sercos automation bus.

Automata will present a new stepper motor controller, the SMC3, which is ideal for cost-effective implementation of positioning functions. Using the positioning mode of the SMC3, such functions can now be quickly and easily integrated in Sercos networks without high programming effort. In positioning mode, the controller (PLC/CNC) just has to set a target position that is then approached autonomously by the SMC3 via programmable velocity and acceleration values.

Metronix offers a new range of servo motor drives, 'blueServo', that combines a universal real-time Ethernet capability with safe torque off functionality, supporting a large number of encoder interfaces. The use of real-time Ethernet communication protocols is a major trend in the industry, and to meet this demand Metronix has embedded a universal Ethernet capability into the drive, allowing it to be used in automation systems such as Sercos III.

Servotronix has announced the LVD Sercos III, a compact, high-power, intelligent servo drive for low voltage servo motion applications. The drive is ideal for driving small brushless stepper or brushed DC motors at 15-48 VDC bus voltage. In the case of stepper motors, the control is done via a closed loop commutation with no step loss.

Additional information regarding new products, technologies and innovations are available at the Sercos booth in hall 9, booth no. F80, via our eNewsletter or website.