Cabling and integration into automation environments is often more complex and labour-intensive for positioning drives that allow quick format change in different production plants. The PowerDRIVE-System offers Lenord + Bauer customers a complete system solution for efficient and flexible integration of positioning drives in modern production plants.
The PowerDRIVE-System consists of three individual elements that can be flexibly combined with each other, depending on requirement: a decentral electronics unit for flexible field bus interface, different positioning drives, as well as a hybrid cable.
The PowerDRIVE-Box is the core of the system. Up to 5 positioning drives can be connected via hybrid cables to this decentral electronics unit. The PowerDRIVE-Box takes over the control and monitoring of the motors. In case of an error, e.g. emergency stop activation, the power supply of the control electronics and the positioning drives is maintained. State monitoring and bus communication also remain active. To protect the hybrid cables, the PowerDrive-Box also features an integrated cable protection.
The PowerDRIVE-Box is optionally available with PROFIBUS DP, CANopen, ProfiNET I/O, Ethernet or EtherCAT field bus modules. Integration into the higher-level control system takes place via software function blocks. Currently you can choose between CODESYS®, STEP 7® and RSLogix5000.
Advantages of Lenord + Bauer PowerDRIVE-System:
- Compact system solution for automation of feed axes
- Optionally food grade stainless steel housing or rigid aluminium housing in IP 67
- Common field bus and real-time Ethernet profiles
- Time and cost saving wiring via hybrid cables
- Innovative connection concept with integrated cable protection and power management