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Innovative New Drive System Cuts Costs

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AXOR's MACK SYSTEM showing one MACK POWER and six MACK DRIVE units

The innovative new MACK drive system, from Axor Industries, reduces cost by sharing the incoming supply across multiple axes, removing the need for filtering, power conversion and regeneration circuitry on individual drives, and reduced processor costs due to centralised control.

The MACK system is based on a linked, modular design, with no fixed mechanical connection between the modules. All connections are over link-cables.

The power modules are available in three power configurations; single-phase 230Vac, 3-phase 230Vac and 3-phase 400Vac. Power ratings are 2500W on the single-phase and 4500W on three-phase modules. The power modules feature integrated EMC line filter, in-rush and regen circuits.

Monitoring and set-up of the system and connected drives is via an integrated USB port. The drive modules cover 2, 4, 6 and 8 Amp ratings on the 300V DC bus and 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 5 and 7 Amp rating on the 600V DC bus. All drive modules are capable of providing a peak current of 2x the nominal rating for up to 5 seconds.

Standard features of the drives include differential analogue input with emulated encoder output or clock and direction input. Options include CANbus and EtherCAT interfaces, safe torque off (STO) and extended I/O.

The MACK system is complemented with a range of brushless servomotors from 1 to 11Nm. The MACK motors feature AXOR’s proprietary MACK serial encoder enabling the connection of motor and drive via a single, hybrid cable.