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Servo controller for robotics, automation, and manufacturing introduced by Maxon Motor

SACHSELN, Switzerland, 9 April 2013. Maxon Motor AG in Sachseln, Switzerland, is introducing he CON Module 50/5 servo controller for robotics, automation technology, machine manufacturing, and equipment engineering.

The four-quadrant PWM servo motor controller offers efficient control of permanent-magnet activated brushed and brushless DC with Hall sensors to about 250 Watts.

The OEM plug-in module has a fast digital current controller for motor current/torque control. The drift-free device has a speed range of 0 to 150,000 rpm, with configurable digital and analog inputs and outputs and that run in various motion control operating modes (speed controller (closed loop), speed controller (open loop), current controller).

The servo controller is controlled with an analog set value that can be specified with analog voltage, an external or internal potentiometer, a defined value, or with a PWM signal with variable duty cycle.

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Other functions include the ability to enable or disable the power stage depending on the direction of rotation, or to use speed ramps for acceleration and deceleration.

The speed can be regulated with a digital incremental encoder (2-channel, with/without line driver), DC tacho or Hall sensors. When connected to a PC via a USB port, the servo motor controller can be configured with the included CON Studio graphical user interface.

The CON Module 50/5 has protective circuits against overcurrent, excess temperature, undervoltage and overvoltage, against voltage transients and short-circuits in the motor cable.

It also has protected digital inputs and outputs and adjustable current limitation to protect motor and load. The motor current and the actual speed of the motor shaft can be monitored with the analog output voltage.

For more information contact Maxon Motor AG online at

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