- Part of Aerotech's Automation1 Precision Motion Control Platform
- Compatible with A3200 version 6.04 and newer
- HyperWire® fiber-optic interface
- Up to 30 A peak output current
- Integral power supply
- Drive brush, brushless, voice coil, or stepper motors
- Safe torque off (STO) safety circuit
- Drive array consisting of more than 16 million 32-bit elements
- Optional two-axis or three-axis Position Synchronized Output (PSO)
- Optional two-axis or three-axis Part-Speed PSO
- Optional I/O expansion board
- Optional 65K encoder multiplier for amplified sine wave encoders up to 2 MHz
- High resolution digital current, velocity, and position loops
- NRTL safety certification and CE approval; follows the 2011/65/EU RoHS 2 Directive
The XC4e PWM amplifiers control brushless DC, brush DC, voice coil, or stepper motor types at up to 320 VDC operating voltage and 30 A peak current capability. The current loop and servo-loop are closed digitally to assure the highest level of positioning accuracy and rate stability. This allows loop closure rates of up to 20 kHz and allows digital and analog I/O processing, data collection, process control, and encoder multiplication tasks in real time.
Standard features for the XC4e include safe torque off (STO), a data array consisting of over 16 million 32-bit elements, digital and analog I/O (see table), one-axis Position Synchronized Output (PSO), dedicated home and end-of-travel limit inputs, and an enhanced current sense device. Encoder support includes square-wave, sine-wave, and absolute encoders.
The standard XC4e accepts square-wave encoder feedback at rates of up to 40 million counts-per-second. Sine-wave encoders can be multiplied by up to 65,536, producing Aerotech’s highest-resolution position feedback, with the optional encoder multiplier feature. Dual-multiplied encoder feedback is supported.
Each single-axis XC4e PWM digital drive can be ordered with the MX2 high-performance single encoder multiplier or the MX3 high-performance dual-loop encoder multiplier, enabling higher levels of position and velocity control.
Also available are a wide variety of extensions of the base PSO functionality. Track up to three encoders in real time with three-axis PSO or extend PSO’s functionality to kinematic arrangements through the use of Aerotech’s Part-Speed PSO feature.
Each drive has an optional I/O expansion board to greatly increase the number of I/O points. This I/O board includes a dedicated PSO output and a PSO synchronization input, often used to synchronize process control with an external mode-locked frequency input.
|Motor Style||Brush, brushless, voice coil, stepper(1)|
|Motor Supply||Single-phase 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz|
|Control Supply(2)||100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz|
|Bus Voltage(3)||340 VDC|
|Peak Output Current (1 sec)(4)||10 Apk||20 Apk||30 Apk|
|Continuous Output Current(4)||5 Apk||10 Apk||10 Apk|
|Digital Inputs||4x optically isolated|
|Digital Outputs||4x optically isolated|
|High-Speed Inputs||2x optically isolated|
|Analog Inputs||2x 16-bit differential; ±10 V|
|Analog Outputs||2x 16-bit single-ended; ±10 V|
|Position Synchronized Output (PSO)||Standard:
|25-Pin Motor Feedback Connector||High-speed differential inputs (encoder sin, cos, and marker)*
CW and CCW limits
Hall effect sensor inputs (A, B, and C)
Analog motor temperature input (accepts digital)
|26-Pin Auxiliary Feedback Connector||High-speed differential inputs (encoder sin, cos and marker)*
Contains the digital inputs and digital outputs listed above
Contains the high-speed inputs listed above
Contains the analog inputs and analog outputs listed above
*This channel is bidirectional and can be used to echo out encoder signal
|Multiplier Options||MX0; no encoder multiplier includes:
|I/O Expansion Board (-EB1)||1x additional PSO connection point
1x PSO synchronization input
16x digital inputs, optically isolated
16x digital outputs, optically isolated
2x analog inputs, 16-bit, differential, ±10 V
2x analog outputs, 16-bit, single-ended, ±10 V
|Drive Array Memory||16,777,216 32-bit elements|
|High-Speed Data Capture||Yes (50 ns latency)|
|Safe Torque Off (STO)||Yes, SIL3/PLe/Cat 4|
|HyperWire Connections||2x HyperWire small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports|
|Automatic Brake Control||Standard; 24 V at 1 A|
|Absolute Encoder||Renishaw resolute BiSS; EnDat 2.1; and EnDat 2.2|
|Current Loop Update Rate||20 kHz|
|Servo Loop Update Rate||8 kHz|
|Power Amplifier Bandwidth||Selectable through software (85-95% efficiency)|
|Minimum Load Inductance||0.1|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 40°C|
|Storage Temperature||-30 to 85°C|
|Weight||2.36 kg (5.20 lb)|
|Compliance||CE approved, NRTL safety certification, 2011/65/EU RoHS 2 directive|
- For stepper motors only, one-half of bus voltage is applied across the motor (e.g., 80 VDC supply results in 40 VDC across stepper motor).
- “Keep Alive” supply.
- Output voltage dependent upon input voltage.
- Peak value of the sine wave; rms current for AC motors is 0.707 * Apk.
|XC4e||XC4e PWM digital drive|
|-10||10 A peak, 5 A cont. current (default)|
|-20||20 A peak, 10 A cont. current|
|-30||30 A peak, 10 A cont. current|
|-EB0||No expansion board (default)|
|-EB1||IO expansion board|
|-MX0||No encoder multiplier (default)|
|-MX2||2 MHz x65536 multiplier (primary), no multiplier (auxiliary)|
|-MX3||2 MHz x65536 multiplier (primary), 450 kHz x16384 multiplier (auxiliary)|
|-PSO1||One-Axis PSO (default)|
|-PSO5||Two-Axis Part-Speed PSO|
|-PSO6||Three-Axis Part-Speed PSO|
|-SX0||No 2-pin connector for external shunt (default)|
|-SX1||2-pin connector for external shunt|