igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, has also improved its D1 dryve control system for stepper, DC and EC/BLDC motors. The motor control system for more complex movements can be operated intuitively via a browser and modified live. igus, which runs its North American operations out of Providence, R.I., also manufactures drylin E linear axes with DC, Stepper & EC motors.
igus has been offering lubrication-free linear axes assembled with stepper and DC motors for several years within its line of drylin products. The motorized drylin E axes are ready-to-install in different sizes as a single axis or in a gantry structure, for example, with format and height adjustments or pick-and-place applications.
For control and operation of the axes, igus’ D3 dryve now offers users a control system for simple movement. The D1 dryve is a control system for more complex tasks and allows a variety of tasks to be automated through a web-based interface.
The new D3 control system is suitable for all standard DC motors. It connects to a 24-volt power supply, and users then set parameters on operating mode, end position switch off, acceleration and the motor via the DiP switch.
The speed can be adjusted with a onboard potentiometer. The current limiting is done simply on the controller. After a few simple steps, the control system can be put into operation. A LED display indicates the current status of the control system to the user with several colors.
The D3 dryve control system can be used to set up basic motion profile for height adjustments, sliding doors and many other positioning tasks.
For more information, visit igus website.