8400 TopLine inverter drives integrate seamlessly with servo technology

Lenze has designed a bus for easy communication between axes

Hameln/Nuremberg, (PresseBox) - For communication between the axes of the 8400 TopLine inverter drives, Lenze has added an axis bus to their functions, as well as special function blocks for speed and angle synchronisation. It works independently of, and in parallel with, the CAN system bus which is part of the standard equipment. This further development is primarily intended for the creation of electrical shafts for synchronisation. The 8400 TopLine thus fits seamlessly into the typical applications of servo technology. Other functions of the 8400 TopLine typical of servo technology are the support of SinCos absolute encoders (Hiperface®) and SinCos encoders.

The advantages of the axis bus result, to a large extent, from the simplicity of configuration, the easier construction of lines and cascades, and the optimum exploitation of the bus bandwidth through synchronisation at the hardware level. Two fundamental topologies can be constructed using the automatic axis bus system. In the first case, all drives in the network are connected to the higher-level master controller. For their part, the axes exchange data between themselves. An architecture in which only one axis bus master acts as the link to the controller, on the other hand, is appropriate when the controller only needs to supply a small amount of information to the group of axes.

Lenze SE

As one of the few suppliers in this market, the Lenze Group supports machine manufacturers at every phase of machine building. Its specialised experts work with customers to develop integrated drive and automation solutions, making it easier to design, produce and service the machine. As a machine automation specialist, Lenze offers a wide range of products, from control and display systems, through electrical drives and on to electromechanical devices.

Lenze employs more than 3,000 workers around the world, and is represented in 60 countries through its own distribution companies, development sites and production factories, as well as a network of service partners. The company's headquarters are in Germany, where it has a large research and development department, two production sites and a logistics centre for supplying customers in north-eastern Europe. Engineerng support is provided by a network of about 150 applications engineers working across the whole of Europe.

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