maxon’s ESCON Controllers

Roger Hess, Sales Engineer, discusses maxon’s line of ESCON motor controllers. These controllers were designed for dc brushed and brushless motors. You can configure the drive using maxon’s ESCON studio.

ESCON Module 24/2 Servo Motor Controller

A miniature controller with maximum functionality.

maxon's ESCON module 24/2 servo motor controller

maxon’s ESCON module 24/2 servo motor controller

maxon motor expands its offering of miniaturized controllers with its latest OEM plug-in module. This high-performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller is designed to command permanent-magnet-activated brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 48 Watt continuous output and 144 Watt peak output. Its features include: high usability, exceptional performance and power density in servo motor controller technology. It is unprecedented in functionality, protection, and performance.

In addition, the entire maxon ESCON servo controller line now offers new functionality: an RC servo signal evaluation for speed or current set values, current limiter and offset, or the option to predefine analog speed ramps.

The innovative OEM plug-in module features excellent controller characteristics. The drift-free yet extremely dynamic speed behavior enables speeds up to 150,000 rpm. It provides extensive functionality with free configurable digital and analog inputs/outputs and can be operated in various modes, such as speed controller (closed loop), speed controller (open loop), and current controller. A perfect match for maxon’s motor range, the miniaturized ESCON Module 24/2 suits even the highest-demanding applications and most dynamic drive solutions. Plus, it easily integrates into complex applications with little effort.

A detailed Motherboard Design Guide is available for integration to OEM PCBs and a suitable motherboard makes initial commissioning a simple task. This allows the OEM to focus on the development of their own device and simply rely on maxon’s expertise for the motor control part that is provided in the ESCON module.

The compact servo controller is controlled by an analog set value. It can be specified by means of analog volt-age, by external potentiometer, by defined value, by means of PWM signal, or with RC servo signal with variable duty cycle. Other key features include the ability to enable or disable the power stage depending on the direction of rotation as well as acceleration and deceleration by employment of defined speed ramps. The speed can be controlled by means of digital incremental encoder (2 channel, with/without Line Driver), DC tacho, or Hall sensors.

Startup in no time

Top performance should not be a matter of trial and error. For that reason the servo controller has been designed to be user friendly and with easy startup functionality. No in-depth knowledge of drive technology is required for operating.

When connected to a PC via a USB port, it can easily and efficiently be parameterized with the graphical user interface «ESCON Studio». A variety of functions and user-friendly wizards as well as a well-designed automated fine-tuning controller procedure assist during commissioning, for configuration of inputs and outputs, and diagnostics.

Protection at its best

The ESCON Module 24/2 features protective circuitry against overcurrent, excess temperature, undervoltage and overvoltage, voltage transients and short-circuits in the motor cable. It also is equipped with protected digital inputs and outputs and adjustable current limitation to protect motor and load. Motor current and actual motor shaft speed can be monitored by means of analog output voltage.

Pure flexibility and top efficiency

The wide range of both input voltage and operating temperature of +60°C (140°F) and a surplus derating allow flexible use in almost all drive solutions, such as small electronic appliances and equipment engineering or robotics. With its exceptional efficiency of 92% and miniature dimensions, the ESCON Module 24/2 is a number one choice for mobile, highly efficient yet consumption-optimized applications

For more information on the ESCON servo motor controller range, visit http://escon.maxonmotor.com

NEW maxon ESCON Sensorless Controller

 

 

maxon’s New servo motor controller – The ESCON 70/10

PIC-MEDIARELEASE-ESCON70-10High performance, easy to commission, outstanding motor control characteristics, and top performance.

maxon motor’s new range of servo controllers continues to expand. Just like the existing motor control units in the range, the new maxon motor ESCON 70/10 possesses incredibly easy usability and peak control properties. The high power density 4-quadrant pulse width modulated (PWM) servo motor controller gives efficient control of permanent-magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC) and brushless DC motors (BLDC motors) using Hall sensors with a power rating to ~700 W.

The ESCON 70/10 servo motor controller features exceptional motor control qualities. Additionally it has very fast digital current control with a huge bandwidth for precise motor torque and current control. The speed behaviour is fluctuation-free and extremely dynamic with a motor speed range from 0 to 150,000 rpm. It has a broad range of functionality with completely configurable analogue and digital outputs and inputs. It can be used in numerous motion control operating conditions from current controller to speed controller in both open and closed loop. Being a compact servo motor controller it compliments maxon motors range of PMDC and BLDC motors giving dynamic motor drive systems which meet vigorous application requirements.

It is controlled with an analogue set value input that can be given from either an external source or using an internal potentiometer. Alternatively, the motor can be controlled via PWM input signal. It features direction oriented enabling if desired and the user can define the feedback mode using an encoder, tacho or hall sensors.

Designed specifically with easy startup and user-friendliness in mind. When connected to a PC via a USB port, the servo motor controller can easily be configured with the graphical user interface «ESCON Studio». A large variety of functions, software wizards, and a well-designed automatic procedure to fine-tune the controller come in handy during startup and configuration.

For more information, go to: http://escon.maxonmotor.com

maxon’s new miniature dc servo motor controller. The ESCON 50/5 OEM Module.

maxon precision motor’s newly released DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module.

maxon precision motor’s newly released DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module.

maxon precision motor’s newly released DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module. This mini OEM plug in module is a 4 quadrant Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) servo motor controller that can efficiently control permanent magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC motors) and Brushless DC servo motors (BLDC motors) containing hall effect sensors, with power levels up to 250 watts.

The OEM module features exceptional motor control properties and also contains very fast digital current control bandwidth capabilities enabling peak DC motor current (and therefore torque) control. Speed control of DC motors is devoid from drift whilst remaining dynamic. The DC motor speed can be controlled from 0 rpm up to 150,000 rpm. A completely configurable broad range of functions can be set to operate form the onboard analogue and digital inputs. The DC motor speed can be set for open or closed loop with preset current/torque levels or the motor torque and direction can be set with analogue inputs. The inputs can be scaled and midpoints independently set with the “Easy to use Servo Controllers” PC Graphical User Interface (GUI) allowing fast implementation integrated into difficult motor control applications. Detailed design guides are supplied allowing easy integration onto the main equipment PCB. There is also an evaluation board for easy initial test and measurement.

maxon's new ESCON 50/5 Evaluation Board

maxon’s new ESCON 50/5 Evaluation Board

This DC servo motor controller can also be used with an external potentiometer or the integrated on board potentiometer. For applications with existing PWM signals available this can also be used as a set value input. Full 4 quadrant control can be achieved with brushless motors using only hall sensors. A DC tacho or encoder can be optionally used with the DC motor for tighter feedback loops and digital inputs can be switched for activation in a particular motor direction of rotation.

Protection features are inbuilt on the motor controller against overcurrent, overtemp, undervoltage and overvoltage. Transients and short-circuits on the motor are also covered. The maximum allowable motor currents can be configured easily on the USB connection with the PC GUI.

The small sized electronic motor controller has a 98% efficiency and can be used on common 12V, 24V and 48V DC systems making it suitable for process control, robotic and manufacturing equipment applications

maxon’s ESCON Studio: Firmware Update Tool

This video will show you how to update the Firmware on your ESCON controller. Should you need additional assistance, our applications engineers are here to help! Simply message us here or send us an email (info@maxonmotorusa.com) and we will be sure to get back to you!

maxon’s ESCON 36/3 EC – A compact and powerful 4 quadrant PWM servo controller.

maxon's ESCON 36/3 EC - A compact and powerful 4 quadrant PWM servo controller.

maxon’s ESCON 36/3 EC – A compact and powerful 4 quadrant PWM servo controller.

maxon’s new ESCON 36/3 EC is a 4-quadrant PWM servo controller designed for efficient control of brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to approximately 100 Watts.  The ESCON 36/3 EC has excellent control properties and a very fast digital current controller with a large bandwidth for optimal motor current/torque control.  The drift-free yet extremely dynamic speed behavior enables a speed range of 0 to 150,000 rpm.  The ESCON 36/3 EC provides a wide range of functions, with fully configurable digital and analog inputs and outputs. It is perfectly matched to maxon’s range of motors and thus allows dynamic drive solutions that meet the highest demands.  Furthermore it can be run in various operating modes (speed controller (closed loop), speed controller (open loop), current controller).

The compact servo controller is controlled by means of an analog set value. This value can be specified by means of analog voltage, an external or internal potentiometer, a defined value or by means of a PWM signal with variable duty cycle. Other functions include the ability to enable or disable the power stage depending on the direction of rotation, or to use speed ramps for acceleration and deceleration. The speed can be regulated by means of Hall sensors.

When the servo controller is connected to a PC via a USB port, it can easily and efficiently be configured with the “ESCON Studio” graphical user interface.  During startup and configuration of the inputs and outputs, monitoring, data recording and diagnostics, the user has access to a large variety of functions and is assisted by user friendly software wizards, as well as a well-designed automatic procedure for fine tuning the controller.

The ESCON 36/3 EC has protective circuits against over current, excess temperature, under- and over-voltage, against voltage transients and against short-circuits in the motor cable.  It is equipped with protected digital inputs and outputs and an adjustable current limitation for protecting the motor and the load.  The motor current and the actual speed of the motor shaft can be monitored by means of the analog output voltage.

The large range for the input voltage and the operating temperature allows flexible use in a variety of drive applications.  With its exceptional efficiency of 95%, the inexpensive ESCON 36/3 EC is a first-class choice for mobile, highly efficient yet consumption-optimized applications.

For more information on ESCON, maxon’s new servo controller, visit http://escon.maxonmotor.com

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