IclA - Intelligent Compact Drives
IclA compact drives from Schneider Electric integrate everything required to implement decentralised automation solutions. In addition to power and positioning electronics, this comprises a comprehensive range of communication interfaces. With EtherCAT, the intelligent motor and drive product range sets the standard.
Schneider Electric is the first manufacturer of intelligent compact drives with integrated Industrial Ethernet. The deterministic EtherCAT meets real time requirements. Other field bus systems are also supported. For the first time now, compact drives in the power class of up to 350 W can implement synchronous operating modes in multi-axis applications such as electronic gear, electronic cam profile, cross cutting or flying saw. The transmission of the field bus protocols via Ethernet ensures end-to-end communication systems from the field bus level to corporate networks and the Internet in a single network. Easy portability of the data enables access in all areas of the company.
Schneider Electric offers the Ethernet technology for all three IclA versions:
- AC synchronous servo motors for high dynamic
- Brushless DC motors for flexible and economic use
- Stepper motors for high torque applications with a very synchronous and smooth run.
- Supply voltage 24-48 VDC
- 24 V signal interface for 4 I/Os
- Holding brake
- Signal interface for "Power Removal" safety function
The integrated "Power Removal" safety function enables a stop of category 0 or 1 as per EN 60204-1 without external power contactors. This reduces the system costs and the response times. The drive meets the requirements of the IEC 61508 SIL 2 as well as EN 954-1 category 3.