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AKD-N Decentralised Servo Drive System

Thanks to its compact design and IP65 degrees of protection, the AKD-N decentralised servo drive system is ideal for use in any food processing or packaging application.

What is an AKD-N Decentralised Servo Drive System?

An AKD-N decentralised servo drive system consists of a central power supply with robust IP67 rated Servo Drives which are installed near to the motor. This particular system offers everything that is needed for the next generation of machine design whilst removing anything that hinders the simplicity of the system.

The AKD-N drives cover a power range up to 4 kW and Safe Torque Off, as either grouped or single control. Tertiary EtherCAT output and local STO are also available as options.

This technology offers new possibilities, with the additional option in the future of establishing strong communication networks for connecting decentralised drive solutions.

This makes it possible to connect motion control applications – via software alone – with all the established real-time Ethernet systems now deemed indispensable to the highly dynamic food industry.

AKD-N Servo Drive Features and Benefits

The power supply of the AKD-N servo system, as well as safety and fieldbus communication, is combined in one single hybrid cable of 11 mm diameter. On the side of the motor there is only one cable required for power, brake control and feedback. As a result, this leads to cable savings in the machine of over 80%. Other features include:

  • Multi-axis system
  • Rated voltage between 400 & 480V, 3~
  • Three current ratings 3A / 6A / 12A (continuous current)
  • Protection class IP67
  • Feedback types SFD, SFD3, Biss C, EnDat 2.1 and 2.2, Hall, Comcoder, Hiperface, Hiperface DSL
  • EtherCAT fieldbus

Companion Products

Other products available within the servo range include:

AKD Servo Drive: a fast and flexible servo drive that comes with the versatility, communications, power and bandwidth required to build higher throughput, greater precision, with up to 48 Amp capability for your application.

AKM Synchronous Servo Motor: available in 28 frame-stack length combinations based on 8 frame sizes. This high-performance servo motor offers a comprehensive choice of voltage, feedback, braking, and interface options.

AKMH Stainless Steel Motor: offering multiple standard configurations, with no need for covers, this servo motor makes for quick cleaning whilst maximising uptime and profit.

Take a look at AKD-N servo drive system for more detailed product information, or read this installation guide and datasheet to help with your system setup.

Speak to one of our specialists to find out how these motors and drives can be incorporated into your application. Call us on +44 (0) 1403 792 300 or email sales@heason.com.

Article published on: 22/07/2016