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Description

Design Features

  • Full iSMC motion controller
  • Connects to other HyperWire drives
  • Compact two-axis design
  • Available single-axis version
  • AC motor supply for up to 340 VDC bus power
  • All axes signals included in the feedback connector
  • Minimizes panel space for multi-axis systems
  • Safe torque off standard; position synchronized output available

Key Applications

The iXA4 is a part of the user-friendly Automation1 motion control platform, which includes the following:

Better Motion. Better Control.

The iXA4 delivers better motion control to more machine builders and automation system developers.  Its efficient design is a perfect fit for contoured multi-axis motion control and point-to-point applications. The embedded iSMC motion controller can control up to 12 axes of motion, including onboard axes and those extended over the HyperWire motion bus.  

Contoured applications such as laser cutting, laser welding and precision dispensing are all possible with the iXA4. The iXA4 includes features such as Autofocus and velocity or torque control, making it an ideal solution for fast point-to-point motion followed by placement and/or picking applications.  Torque and force control also make iXA4 a great candidate for dynamic material testing systems.

Simple to Integrate

The powerful Automation1-iSMC motion controller brings serious application integration power to the iXA4. Use the powerful Automation1 APIs (provided with the Automation1-MDK motion development kit) to integrate the controller into your own custom application or avoid coding and quickly develop your own custom user interface with the Automation1 MachineApps HMI Builder for Windows PCs.  The Automation1 controller supports RS-274 G-code natively and allows extra large programs (including points files) to be streamed to the controller using the APIs. Whether you have a simple sub-millisecond process or something that goes on for days, the iXA4 and Automation1 can meet your application needs.

Control the World of Precision

Have you been struggling with general automation solutions? Step into the world of precision motion with the iXA4. PLC-based motion can’t compare to our industry-leading Automation1 control platform - and it is more accessible than you think.

The iXA4’s standard features include a 5GB controller file system, Modbus industrial ethernet connectivity, safe torque off (STO), a data array with more than 16 MB of memory, dedicated home and end-of-travel limit inputs and an enhanced current sense device. The iXA4 accepts square-wave and absolute encoder feedback signals. With the optional encoder multiplier feature, you can multiply sine-wave encoders by up to 4,096.

The iXA4 also includes many process control features such as Part-Speed Position Synchronized Output (PSO) to trigger a process tool like an industrial laser or camera based on your vector programmed velocity. A 24-volt, one amp brake output is included. The device is CE approved, NRTL safety certified and EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive certified. The power amplifier bandwidth is software selectable.

Automation1 iXA4 Controller Specifications

Specification
Description
Motion Controller(1) Aerotech’s Automation1-iSMC Intelligent Software-Based Motion Controller (version 2.7 and above)
Maximum Axes of Control(1) Up to 12 axes
I/O Points(1) See General Specifications below. Note: Controller can control I/O from connected devices.
Programming Language(1) AeroScript, RS-274 G-code
APIs(1) • .NET (cross-platform Linux support)

• C (cross-platform Linux support)

• Python (cross-platform Linux support)

• LabVIEW

• EPICS (cross-platform Linux support) see EPICS & TANGO Drivers – Aerotech US

• TANGO; see EPICS & TANGO Drivers – Aerotech US
Programming Tasks(1) 4 user tasks (standard) / 9 user tasks (optional)
1 reserved task
Position Modes Absolute, incremental, dynamic trajectory correction
Motion Types(1) • Linear motion

• Clockwise & counterclockwise

• Jogging

• Homing

• Rapid

• Freerun

• Many more
Acceleration Profiles • Linear (time & rate based)

• Sine (time & rate based)

• S-curve (time & rate based)
Velocity Profiling(1) Yes
Safe Zones(1) Yes
Advanced Features(1) • Corner rounding

• Tool normalcy control

• Cutter compensation

• Programmable fixture offsets(2)

• Rotation, mirroring & translation transformations

• Part profile scaling

• Polar & cylindrical transformations(2)

• Orthogonality correction

• Electronic gearing

• EasyTune® & classical tuning

• Backlash compensation

• Spindle motion

• High-speed registration

• Multi-dimensional error mapping
Access Control No
Controller File System Yes (5 GB)
Supported HyperWire Drives • Automation1-XC6e(3)(4)

• Automation1-XC4e(3)(4)

• Automation1-XC2e(4)

• Automation1-XC4(3)(4)

• Automation1-XC2(4)

• Automation1-XA4(3)(4)

• Automation1-XR3(3)

• Automation1-XL5e(3)(4)

• Automation1-XL2e(4)

• Automation1-SI4(3)

• Automation1-XI4(3)
Industrial Ethernet Communication(5) EtherCAT (optional, requires Automation1-iSMC, -IE2 option)


Modbus (standard, 1 server, 1 client connection; optional, up to 16 client connections with Automation1-iSMC, -CP1 option)
Ethernet Communication(6) Socket (standard, TCP client and TCP server)
Communication/Configuration Connection • Ethernet

• USB

Automation1 iXA4 General Specifications

Category
iXA4-AX1-10
iXA4-AX1-20
iXA4-AX2-10
iXA4-AX2-20
Number of Axes 1 1 2 2
Motor Style Brush, brushless, voice coil, stepper(1) Brush, brushless, voice coil, stepper(1) Brush, brushless, voice coil, stepper(1) Brush, brushless, voice coil, stepper(1)
Motor Supply Single-phase 0-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz Single-phase 0-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz Single-phase 0-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz Single-phase 0-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Control Supply 24 VDC 24 VDC 24 VDC 24 VDC
Bus Voltage(2) 0-340 VDC 0-340 VDC 0-340 VDC 0-340 VDC
Peak Output Current (1 sec)(3)(4) 10 Apk 20 Apk 10 Apk 20 Apk
Continuous Output Current(3)(5) 5 A 10 A 5 A 5 A
Position Synchronized Output (PSO) Standard
• No PSO Support




Optional:
• Three-axis part-speed PSO. (Includes One-axis PSO)
Standard
• No PSO Support




Optional:
• Three-axis part-speed PSO. (Includes One-axis PSO)
Standard
• No PSO Support




Optional:
• Three-axis part-speed PSO. (Includes One-axis PSO)
Standard
• No PSO Support




Optional:
• Three-axis part-speed PSO. (Includes One-axis PSO)
25-Pin Axis 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)

Brake output
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)

Brake output
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)

Brake output
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)

Brake output
Multiplier Options • MX0 option

Primary encoder (axis 1): 40 million counts per second square-wave input
• MX0 option

Primary encoder (axis 1): 40 million counts per second square-wave input
• MX0 option

Primary encoder (axes 1 and 2): 40 million counts per second square-wave input




• MX1 option

Primary encoder (axes 1 and 2): 450 kHz sine-wave input, encoder multiplier up to 4,096
• MX0 option

Primary encoder (axes 1 and 2): 40 million counts per second square-wave input




• MX1 option

Primary encoder (axes 1 and 2): 450 kHz sine-wave input, encoder multiplier up to 4,096
Drive Array Memory 16.8 MB (4,194,304 32-bit elements) 16.8 MB (4,194,304 32-bit elements) 16.8 MB (4,194,304 32-bit elements) 16.8 MB (4,194,304 32-bit elements)
High Speed Data Capture Yes (50 ns latency) Yes (50 ns latency) Yes (50 ns latency) Yes (50 ns latency)
Safe Torque Off (STO) Yes, SIL3/PLe/Cat 4 (certification pending) Yes, SIL3/PLe/Cat 4 (certification pending) Yes, SIL3/PLe/Cat 4 (certification pending) Yes, SIL3/PLe/Cat 4 (certification pending)
HyperWire Connections 1x HyperWire small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports 1x HyperWire small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports 1x HyperWire small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports 1x HyperWire small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports
Automatic Brake Control Standard (24 V at 1.0 A), axis 1 Standard (24 V at 1.0 A), axis 1 Standard (24 V at 1.0 A), axes 1 and 2 Standard (24 V at 1.0 A), axes 1 and 2
Absolute Encoder BiSS C Unidirectional; EnDat 2.1; EnDat 2.2; SSI BiSS C Unidirectional; EnDat 2.1; EnDat 2.2; SSI BiSS C Unidirectional; EnDat 2.1; EnDat 2.2; SSI BiSS C Unidirectional; EnDat 2.1; EnDat 2.2; SSI
Current Loop Update Rate 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz
Servo Loop Update Rate 10 kHz 10 kHz 10 kHz 10 kHz
Operating Temperature 0 to 40 °C 0 to 40 °C 0 to 40 °C 0 to 40 °C
Storage Temperature -30 to 85 °C -30 to 85 °C -30 to 85 °C -30 to 85 °C
Weight 1 kg (2.2 lb) 1 kg (2.2 lb) 1 kg (2.2 lb) 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Compliance CE approved, NRTL safety certification, EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive CE approved, NRTL safety certification, EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive CE approved, NRTL safety certification, EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive CE approved, NRTL safety certification, EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive

Dimensions

AUTOMATION1-iXA4-AC-AX2 WITH -IE1 OPTION



AUTOMATION1-iXA4-AC-AX1 WITH -IE1 OPTION



AUTOMATION1-iXA4-AC-AX2 WITH -IE1 OPTION



Ordering Information

Automation1 iXA4

Option Description
Automation1 iXA4 1- or 2- Axis PWM Servo Drive with Motion Controller

Motor Supply Voltage

Option Description
-AC 240 VAC Rated Motor Supply (10 or 20 A Peak Versions)

Axes

Option Description
-AX1 Single-axis servo motor drive
-AX2 Two-axis servo motor drive

Current, Axes 1 & 2*

Option Description
-10 10 A Peak, 5 A Cont. Current (default)
-20 20 A Peak, 10 A Cont. Current
Note:
  1. *When configured with -AX2, axes 1 and 2 are configured with the same current ratings.

Multiplier, Axes 1 & 2

Option Description
-MX0 No Encoder Multiplier (default)
-MX1* x4096 Encoder Multiplier
Note:
  1. *MX1 multiplier is only available when configured with -AX2, and applies to both axes.

Industrial Ethernet

Option Description
-IE0 Does not include industrial Ethernet ports
-IE1* Includes industrial Ethernet ports
Note:
  1. *When configured with -AX2, industrial ethernet port option -IE1 must be selected.

PSO

Option Description
-PSO0 No PSO firing (default)
-PSO6 Three-axis Part-Speed PSO

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