High-precision positioning and synchronization

  • To optimize performance, many applications in the Food and Beverage industry, such as conveyors, labelling machines and packaging machines, have a need for precise positioning and synchronization.

    To date, positioning and synchronization operations have been performed using servo drives. However, servo equipment is expensive, difficult to commission and requires additional cabling. And many applications do not require the dynamic performance available from a servo drive.

    The Danfoss Drives Integrated Motion Controller (IMC) is functionality configurable in the software of the VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 that enables an AC drive to perform high-precision positioning and synchronization operations without the need for additional modules or hardware.

    Advantages of IMC

    • Reduced costs and system complexity
    • Works with all conventional motor technologies with closed loop or open loop control with no need for additional hardware
    • No need for complex programming of servo drive
    • Drives are adapted to applications through simple parameterization
    • Sensorless homing with torque detection

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