For laboratory automation and applications with size restrictions, Nanotec has developed an EC motor with a flange size of 42 mm and integrated motor controller and encoder. The PD2-C is available as a stepper motor with an operating voltage of 12-48 V and a nominal torque of 0.5 Nm as well as a BLDC motor with a nominal output of 105 W and a peak output of up to 315 W. Due to its field-oriented control, the stepper motor behaves like a high-pole DC servo – with a higher torque but lower nominal speed than a BLDC motor. Therefore many applications can be realised without a gear.
The motor controller is also available in two versions: In the stand-alone version with USB connection, the motors are actuated either via clock-direction or by a set value specified on the analog input. In the CANopen version, they are actuated via field bus according to CiA 402. Both versions support application programs that are executed directly in the motor controller.
Because of their low installation effort as well as their modest space and component requirements, Plug & Drive motors from Nanotec are an extremely effective and economic drive solution wherever high precision and maximum benefit must be combined. They also deliver high positioning accuracy (< 0.09°) under different loads and exhibit good synchronisation properties.