The new IndraDrive Cs ADVANCED drive series features a sercos master interface as well as increased processing power
The new IndraDrive Cs ADVANCED drive series from Bosch Rexroth Canada features both a sercos master interface as well as increased processing power—making it possible to connect up to nine slave drives, as well as additional external input/output modules. According to the company, sercos allows users to use the high-efficiency ECONOMY versions as slave drives on the new ADVANCED device, even in hard real-time environments, while the optional drive-integrated motion logic control system IndraMotion MLD allows IndraDrive Cs ADVANCED to act as a master to control independent drive packages, thus handling a wider range of drive tasks. The small drives and their universal communication hardware support all standard Ethernet-based communications interfaces such as sercos, PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP and Ether-CAT, and users can configure the desired communication protocol for the multi-Ethernet interface themselves using the software. In addition, the innovative multi-encoder interface also supports a wide range of standard encoder systems—including EnDat, Hiperface, SSI encoder, simple TTL incremental encoder, sinus cosinus encoder, resolver, and the serial encoder system for Rexroth’s exceptionally compact MSM motors. Moreover, IndraDrive Cs also support different linear motor versions by using electronic communications and/or analog and digital hall sensors. Using an additional fieldbus interface, the new version with connected slave drives can be integrated into nearly any control environment as an intelligent subsystem.