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Article | April 25, 2013
Festo Corporation: Ethernet-enabled servo drive
Providing Ethernet IP, ProfiNet, EtherCat, Profibus, and DeviceNet networkability, Festo’s CMMP-AS-M3 servo drive delivers safe-off capabilities for faster machine restart and shorter machine downtime.
The drive comes with optional slide in network cards for all supported networks, which allows OEMs to customize the drive to meet application needs, and enables easy integration with both Rockwell and Siemens control architectures. The CMMP-AS-M3 servo drive offers an optional slide card with Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality for increased productivity and personnel safety. With the safe-off capability, tasks such as machine setup, cleaning, removal of jams, and other typical maintenance work that previously required power-down conditions can now be accomplished without removing power from the entire machine. Instead, drive output can be safely disabled, allowing fast machine restart and short machine downtime. In addition, components such as input contactors are not required, simplifying machine design and helping reduce both panel space requirements and overall system costs. With the available voltage and power ranges (single and three phase), the CMMP-AS-M3 meets a wide range of global machine requirements. By combining the CMMP-AS-M3 servo drive with the company’s EMMS-AS servo motor series, which in turn easily integrates mechanically with a broad range of Festo electromechanical actuators, a broad spectrum of complete motion solutions is delivered.In addition to being integrated with a Festo motion controller via the built in CAN interface, the CMMP-AS-M3 drive can also work with the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system via Ethernet IP for point-to-point handling systems. Drive configuration and diagnostics are facilitated through the integrated Ethernet interface (TCP/IP). This allows for both direct and remote drive access (single or multiple drive systems). An SD memory card for storing and loading parameter settings facilitates trouble-free device replacement without commissioning procedure. The SD memory card can be used to duplicate settings for high volume production of machines and restoring drive configurations.
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