Motor and Controller
By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
Maxon’s IDX line combines brushless EC-i motor with an EPOS4 positioning controller.
Maxon released its IDX integrated servo gearmotor + drive that combines a brushless EC-i motor and an EPOS4 positioning controller. The unit can also be paired with a maxon planetary gearhead when required. With an industrial housing providing IP65 protection, the IDX also features configurable digital and analog inputs and outputs, and software for commissioning and integration into into master systems. The IDX integrated servo motors are suitable for use across the entire speed range (from standstill to maximum speed) and have an extremely high overload capability, the company says. Together with its internal positioning controller and integrated single turn absolute encoder, absolute positioning is standard. The motors are suited for systems with an operating voltage from 12 to 48 VDC.