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Lexium MDrive Pulse/Direction Input

The Lexium MDrive Pulse/direction input is an integrated motor + driver with numerous enhanced features for a complete motion control solution.

Communications interface

The LMDxP uses an isolated RS-422/485 communication interface with selectable BAUD rate ranging from 4.8 to 115 kilobits per second via a standard 9-pin D-subminiature connector. An optional USB to RS-422/485 Comm converter with cable is available and is compatible with all 32 and 64 bit operating systems.

Power and I/O

DC power and the I/O are interfaced via robust locking connectors: a 2-pin screw lock connector for power, and a pair of 7-pin spring-clamp terminal blocks with side-locking tabs for I/O.

The isolated I/O bank consists of +5 to +24 VDC inputs for step, direction and bridge enable/disable, one (1) 5.5 mA Attention output, a 12-bit analog input and six TTL level differential encoder outputs, which are not isolated. The clock and direction inputs may be programmable to multiple clock types in software, either pulse/direction, quadrature or CW/CCW.

Selectable modes of operation

Unlike traditional pulse/direction devices, the Lexium MDrive Pulse/direction input may be configured to operate in the following modes of operation:

  1. Pulse/direction mode: The LMDxP will perform motion in response to step clock and direction signals on the inputs.
  2. Speed control mode: The LMDxP will intelligently control the axis velocity based upon parameter configuration in software and a signal applied to the analog input.
  3. Torque control mode (Closed Loop Only!): The LMDCP will intelligently control the shaft torque based upon parameter configuration in software and a signal applied to the analog input.
  4. Constant velocity mode: The LMDxP will intelligently control the axis velocity based upon parameter configuration in software and the value of a slew at velocity command sent over the RS-422/485 interface.

Software

The Lexium MDrive Pulse/direction uses the powerful, yet easy to use Pulse/direction Configuration Utility which is part of the Lexium MDrive Software Suite.

The Pulse/direction Configuration Utility is used to set all the available parameters of the LMDxP and can be used in either basic or advanced modes. Basic, for standard pulse/direction functionality with basic parameters, or Advanced, for configuring hMTecnology and advanced operating modes.

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Lexium MDrive Programmable Motion Control

The Lexium MDrive Motion Control is an integrated motor + driver + programmable controller with numerous enhanced features for a complete motion control solution.

Communications interface

The LMDxM uses an isolated RS-422/485 communication interface with selectable BAUD rate ranging from 4.8 to 115 kilobits per second via a standard 9-pin D-subminiature connector. An optional USB to RS-422/485 Comm converter with cable is available and is compatible with all 32 and 64 bit operating systems.

Power and I/O

DC power and the I/O are interfaced via robust locking connectors: a 2-pin screw lock connector for power, and a pair of 7-pin spring-clamp terminal blocks with side-locking tabs for I/O.

The Lexium MDrive NEMA 17 (42 mm) has a DC input power range of +12 to +48 VDC.
The isolated I/O bank consists of Three (3) +5 to +24 VDC inputs, 12-bit analog input, and One (1) 5.5 mA high-speed signal output

The Lexium MDrive NEMA 23 (57 mm) has a DC input power range of +12 to +60 VDC. The power input is protected against over-voltage.
The isolated I/O bank consists of Four (4) +5 to +24 VDC inputs, 12-bit analog input, Two (2) 100mA -24 to +24V dry contact style power outputs, and One (1) 5.5 mA high-speed signal output

The Lexium MDrive NEMA 34 (85 mm) has a DC input power range of +12 to +70 VDC. The power input is protected against over-voltage.
The isolated I/O bank consists of Four (4) +5 to +24 VDC inputs, 12-bit analog input, Two (2) 100mA, -24 to +24V dry contact style power outputs, and One (1) 5.5 mA high-speed signal output

Software

The Lexium MDrive Motion Control uses the powerful and versatile MCode programming and control language. Users can take advantage of the 11, 120 bytes of flash memory and 336 user labels to write programs ranging from simple motion to complex interactions between motion, trip functions and I/O.

A powerful new Graphical User Interface (GUI), the Motion Control Programmer simplifies programming, simulating and debugging MCode application programs.

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Lexium MDrive Ethernet

The Lexium MDrive Ethernet is an integrated NEMA 23 (57 mm) high torque 1.8° stepper motor integrated with an advanced, high resolution microstepping driver and Ethernet controller with multi-protocol support and numerous enhanced features for an Industrial Ethernet or Motion Control solution.

Lexium MDrive Ethernet benefits

Ethernet has become the de-facto networking interface for industrial automation. Ethernet networking technology has progressed to the point where real-time, deterministic data transfer between components in a machine or network of machines is readily accomplished. The advantages of the Lexium MDrive Ethernet are: Multi-protocol support Use off-the-shelf networking hardware: switches, routers and cabling Interoperability with an array of readily available components Compatibility with PLCs from: Rockwell Automation-Allen Bradley, Omron, Schneider Electric MODBUS/TCP and EtherNet/IP make up 52% of industrial Ethernet networks Programmability using the proprietary MCode programming and control language in an Ethernet network, eliminating the need for complicated serial multidrop networks using RS-422/485.

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Lexium MDrive CANopen

The Lexium MDrive CANopen is an integrated NEMA 23 (57 mm) high torque 1.8° stepper motor integrated with an advanced, high resolution microstepping driver and a full featured CANopen interface supporting CiA DS301: CANopen Application Layer and Communication Profile and DSP402: Device Profile for Drives and Motion Control.

Lexium MDrive CANopen benefits

CANopen is a CAN based higher level protocol used in applications such as automotive, medical equipment, packaging, maritime electronics and railways. Some of the advantages of a CANopen network are: Designed for distributed control Lower cost, simple two-wire interface Interoperability of different devices with standardized device profiles Open, vendor independant protocol with standarization (EN50325-4)

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IMS MDrivePlus EtherNet/IP

The MDrive Plus EtherNet/IP is a NEMA size 23 high torque 1.8° stepper motor integrated with an advanced, high resolution microstepping driver and a full featured EtherNet/IP adapter class controller.

Features include:

  • NEMA 23 1.8° brushless stepper motor
  • Microstepping driver
  • +12 to +75 VDC input range (+12 to +60 - quad length motor)
  • ODVA compliant adapter class device
  • Explicit and implicit messaging
  • Simplified networking over TCP/IP
  • Optional magnetic encoder with index mark,internal to the unit
  • 4 motor length choices
  • MCode/TCP and MODBUS/TCP included

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IMS MDrive Microstepping

IMS Integrated motor and driver

MDrivePlus Microstepping versions feature step and direction control taking place digitally over optically isolated inputs:

  • Sizes: Nema 14, 17, 23, 34
  • Step Clock
  • Direction
  • Enable
Each step clock input pulse is converted to a motor microstep. Parameter setup is made with an IMS-supplied SPI interface program running on a Windows-based PC for:
  • Microstep resolution (up to 256 per full step or 51,200 per motor revolution)
  • Run current and hold current (in percent)
  • Direction of rotation (CW or CCW)
  • Digital filter for electrical transient suppression

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IMS MDrive Motion Control

Integrated motor, driver and programmable motion controller

MDrivePlus Motion Control versions feature a fully programmable microprocessor and motion controller in addition to the microstepping driver and step motor. Communications interface is via RS-422/485 or optional CANopen.

For external sensors, switches, encoders, etc., there are the following inputs / outputs (I/Os):
Plus - standard features:

  • 4 digital inputs / outputs
  • 1 analog input
Plus2 - expanded features:
  • 8 digital inputs / outputs
  • 2 digital high-speed inputs / outputs
  • 1 digital high-speed capture input or trip output
  • 1 analog input
Plus2 - expanded features and encoder:
  • 4 digital inputs / outputs
  • 3 digital high-speed differential inputs for internal encoder
  • 1 digital high-speed capture input or trip output
  • 1 analog input

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IMS MDrive Speed Controller

IMS Integrated motor, driver and speed controller

MDrivePlus Speed Control versions feature a programmable step clock generator with the following inputs:

  • Sizes: Nema 17, 23 & 34
  • Analog Speed (voltage or current)
  • Direction
  • Start/Stop
Parameter setup is made with an IMS-supplied SPI interface program running on a Windows-based PC for:
  • Microstep resolution (up to 256 per full step or 51,200 per motor revolution)
  • Step frequency for maximum analog value
  • Filter for analog value
  • Run current and hold current (in percent)
  • Direction of rotation (CW or CCW)
  • Velocity control with acceleration and deceleration ramp

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