Beckhoff Automation expands AM8000 line of compact servomotors.
Beckhoff Automation has added the AM801x and AM811x models to its AM8000 servomotor line which adds a flange size F1 with a 40 mm edge length to the series. Three overall lengths cover a torque range from 0.22 to 0.55 Nm. The new motor types differ in their rated voltage, among other factors. Combining the AM811x motors with Beckhoff’s EL7201-0010 and EL7211-0010 servomotor I/O terminals, for example, provides 2.8 ARMS and up to 4.5 ARMS respectively, at 50 VDC. Additionally, the AX5000 EtherCAT servo drive (1 or 2 channel, up to 3 A continuous current per channel) can be used to control the AM801x servomotors, which are designed for 230 VAC. Optionally, the servomotors are available with backlash-free permanent magnet holding brake and feather keyway groove shaft. The motors are also equipped with an absolute encoder and One Cable Technology (OCT) that transmits motor supply and position feedback signal through a single cable.