Servo drive system
Beckhoff Automation's AMP8000 offers space requirements for drive technology inside of electrical cabinets are reduced to a single coupling module.
Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new AMP8000 distributed servo drive system. The space-saving AMP8000 integrates a servo drive directly into a servomotor and features an ultra-compact design. By relocating the power electronics directly into the machine, a control cabinet only needs to house a single coupling module in order to supply power to multiple servo drives with a single cable via the distribution module. This results in significant savings in terms of cost, space, materials and installation effort. With the distributed servo drive system, space requirements for drive technology inside of electrical cabinets are reduced to a single coupling module. Via EtherCAT P technology, which provides EtherCAT signals and power over one cable, such a coupling module can control up to five distributed AMP8000 Servo Drives via an IP 67-protected AMP8805 distribution module. Since the entire AMP8000 system is cascadable, even complex motion systems can be implemented with a remarkably simple topology. In addition, Beckhoff offers preassembled cables that simplify logistics considerably and minimize wiring errors. With fewer and smaller cable routes to the motors, installation efforts are significantly reduced.