M3-41A EtherCAT Master
The CTC M3-41A motion module is an EtherCAT Master for the CTC model 5300 Programmable Automation Controller.
The CTC M3-41A motion module supports advanced EtherCAT Master distributed motion control using CoE (CAN application protocol over Ethernet). This includes servo drives, stepper motors, and I/O devices. With the M3-41A there is no need to wrestle with a complex configurator, poke drive objects, or figure out how interfaces work. Each supported device has been verified with the M3-41A and all set-up and initialization is done for you.
High-level motion control commands are accomplished using QuickBuilder, CTC’s standard programming environment. Multiple networks are supported and may be intermixed with other networks such as other leading fieldbus systems.
- Cyclic sync position, interpolated position, profile velocity, torque & position modes supported
- Distributed clocks by default, syncs master to slaves and triggers motions simultaneously
- 16 axis support at 1ms, including I/O
- Segmented, geared, position, velocity, and cammed moves
- Any axis can track and gear off any other axis
- Multi-master and virtual master support
- Currently supports Beckhoff and Wago digital and analog I/O blocks
- Native communication using other leading fieldbus systems via separate ports
- Multiple EtherCAT Master networks
Autoconfiguration and support for the following devices; more are added as the need/request arises.
- Yaskawa Sigma 5
- Copley Accelnet
- Kollmorgen AKD
- Sanyo Denki SANMotion RS2E
- Control Techniques
- I/O Blocks: Beckhoff, Wago, SMC
Multiple networks are supported and may be intermixed with other leading fieldbus networks.
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