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Article | October 27, 2011
Siko Products, Inc: Compact actuating drive offers excellent power density for decentralized positioning tasks
Siko’s new AG05 actuating drive can be flexibly integrated into new or existing machine concepts and the short cycle and set-up times quickly ensure a very high level of productivity.
Besides offering excellent power density for decentralized positioning tasks, the AG05 features automatic adjustment of formats, stops, tools and valves as well as many other comparable positionings. The programming effort and the set-up and setting times are minimal, facilitating rapid activation. The user is supported in an easy start-up by a 2-line display. It also facilitates the monitoring of target and actual values during operation.
The AG05 has a stainless steel hollow shaft with a diameter of 14 millimetres. The robust, glass fibre-reinforced plastic housing with smooth surface is resistant to acid and leaches. The actuating drive is installed directly on the feed and auxiliary axles. In the compact housing, there is a brushless 24 V DC motor with planetary gears, controller, power electronics and integrated field bus interface. The innovative drive is characterised by excellent running smoothness with outstanding power density of 30 W/dm³.
Integration into various safety concepts is easy because the power supply for the control and power electronics is done separately. The workload of the higher-level PLC is substantially alleviated by the integrated regulating electronics. Monitoring functions for temperature, power and contouring errors are also already integrated in the drive. The charging status of the battery is continuously monitored so that any necessary change of battery, which can be carried out by the user, is indicated or reported early on. Through the battery buffering of the magnetic measurement system, position deviations are also recorded in a powerless state and repeat referencing is no longer needed.
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