Decentralized Control Architecture
The example image above demonstrates the usage of a multi-axis control power source with IP67 drives localized to each motion axis. The control cabinet size and complexity is greatly reduced, and requires only the controller module, power supply safety devices and fusing.
Wiring is also simplified due to a single cable run from the drive power module utilizing power all axes. Each drive has one cable to power each of the motors, localizing the drives to the motors eliminates extensively long cables and the conduit that may be required to run them can offer a substantial cost savings.
Reduced cabinet space, simplified wiring, and modular design flexibility are great solutions for OEM’s and end users to increase machine productivity and marketability.
This is one example of many possible solutions Kollmorgen can offer to solve your machine control needs.
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