Nanotec has introduced their most advanced servo control to date, delivering servo performance with both stepper and BLDC motors. The N5 & NP5 controllers are fully programmable or can be controlled over EtherCAT or CANopen field bus systems. The new N5 generation of motor controllers is the platform for all future Nanotec motor controllers. The customer's advantage lies in greater flexibility: the control architecture is the same regardless of whether the selected motor is a BLDC or stepper motor. The N5 motor controller supports closed-loop field-oriented, sine commutation servo control for both stepper and BLDC motors. It can accept 5 V or Nanotec’s new 24-V encoders.
The N5 can actuate a holding brake and accepts hall sensors. In total, the motor controller features 6 digital inputs, 2 analog inputs and 2 digital outputs. For parameterization purposes, Nanotec provides the platform-independent NanoIP software free of charge. A PC is connected via Ethernet using a REST protocol. In addition, the N5 motor controller can also be used to create distributed drive solutions. With the assistance of the NanoJ software, which is likewise free of charge, programs can be created and uploaded, that run independently of the master PLC. On the N5, the NanoJ speed was increased to the point where the response to time-critical signals occurs within 2 ms. The N5 can also be programmed using C+.
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