maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, launches the MAXPOS 50/5 motion controller. This compact EtherCAT Slave ensures reliability and durability even under harsh conditions.

Thanks to the latest Field Programmable Gate Array technology, highest control cycle rates can be achieved with minimally short cycle times at the same time. For trajectory planning, sophisticated motion control tasks with a current controller clock speed of 100 kHz and an effective communication cycle time of 100 ms can be achieved with a suitable EtherCAT master. Its outstanding processing power provides field-oriented sinus commutation of brushless motors up to a speed of 200,000 rpm.

A multitude of feedback possibilities permit the use of a wide range of permanent magnet-activated DC motors with encoder and brushless motors with digital Hall sensors and encoders up to 250 Watts. The MAXPOS 50/5 positioning controller also comes with extensive protective circuitry against overcurrent, excess temperature, undervoltage and overvoltage, voltage transients, short-circuits in the motor cable, as well as loss of feedback signal.

Typical applications are robotics and applications in the medical industry or in specialized machine manufacturing.

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