Ethernet/IP added to MDrive Motion Systems - Will Interface with Rockwell & Omron

The IMS/Schneider MDrive EtherNet/IP

Low Cost Solution & a Wide Range of Industrial Motion Control Applications

In a recent interview with Automation.com, Supplier Partner IMS / Schneider's Paul Kling (VP Sales & Marketing SEM USA) states the "MDrive EtherNet/IP solutions allow machine builders and OEMs to seamlessly and simultaneously control and configure intelligent motion control devices over one network. The result is a fast, robust and efficient method to control an unlimited number of motion centric axes anywhere on a machine or plant floor."

IMS/Schneider Lexium MDrive Demo by Karl Bentz

MDrive EtherNet/IP Motion Systems features:

  • Integrated motor
  • Drive & programmable I/O with standardized IP addressing eliminating complicated wiring and programming of traditional multi-drop systems
  • Standard RJ45 connectors and CAT5/6 cabling simplify connectivity

Plus

  • Configuration port provided for setting the IP address
  • Windows-based TCP/IP Configuration Utility sets parameters and assembly object mapping
  • Adherence to established protocol standards enables the networking of products from different manufacturers, without the need for special interface adaption
  • As an adapter class device the MDrive EtherNet/IP products are capable of explicit or implicit messaging

The Hybrid Motion Technology, a hardware-based system delivering the benefits of servo and stepper motors, offers unique capabilities and enhancements over both. This technology’s real-time response delivers smooth movement while eliminating unintentional stalling, saves energy and lowers heat with Variable Current Setting, enables operation at 100% of motor torque, and can operate in Torque Mode which is unique for stepper motors.

Will Interface with Rockwell & Omron

IMS/Schneider is a valued supplier partner with Cross.

Contact Cross Company

Robin Daughtry is the Director of Marketing with Cross Company and is broadly familiar with solutions offered from the Automation, Instrumentation, Hydraulics, and Integrated Systems Groups.

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