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Industrial Networking - Automation and Motion Control
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Industrial Network Communication for Automation and Motion Control

Oriental Motor offers industrial network communication products under the FLEX concept, meaning each product is equipped with an interface that connects to various industrial networks and master controllers featuring I/O; such as PLC, HMI or serial communication such as RS-485 / Modbus (RTU).

FLEX is the generic name for products that are used for Factory Automation (FA) network control via I/O control, Modbus (RTU) control, or a network converter. FLEX products enable easy connection, easy control, and reduce the complexity of system configuration.

For more information on our new line of FLEX products please e-mail us at techsupport@orientalmotor.com or call 1-800-GO-VEXTA (468-3982) or contact your local sales office.



The Advantages of FLEX Industrial Network Communication Products

  • Simple Wiring
  • Energy Saving
  • Time Saving
  • Low Cost

FLEX

Built-In Controller (Stored Data type)

Operating data is set in the driver and the operating data is selected and executed from the master controller. Connection and control with the master controller is done through either:

  1. I/O
  2. MODBUS (RTU) / RS-485
  3. Factory Automation (FA) network
Diagram 1

1. I/O

The functions of a positioning module (pulse generator) are built into the driver allowing it to be connected directly to a controller or PLC to configure an operating system with I/O. Since no positioning module is required on the PLC side, space is saved and the system is simplified.

2. Modbus (RTU) / RS-485

Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be input via RS-485 communication. A maximum of 31 drivers can be connected to one serial communication module. There is also a function for simultaneously starting multiple axis. The protocol is compatible with Modbus (RTU) and can be connected to a touch screen (HMI), PC, etc.

3. Factory Automation (FA) Network

By using a network converter (sold separately), CC-link or MECHATROLINK communication are possible. Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be easily input.

1. I/O Control

I/O Control via SwitchesI/O Control via Switches

Since operating data is set in the driver, the motor can start and stop with hand switches.

Easy control without the use of a PLC is possible.

Low Cost Design

 

 

I/O Control via PLCI/O Control via PLC (Positioning module not required)

Operating data is set in the driver, allowing it to be connected directly to a PLC to select the motion profile. Since no positioning module is require on the PLC side, space is saved and the system is simplified.

Low-Cost Design
Space Saving

 

 

I/O ControlI/O Control via PLC, Traveling Distance and Speed Setting Operated via Touch Screen (HMI)

The motor normally starts and stops via I/O, and Modbus (RTU) communication is used when setting the alarm and operating data.

Setting changes as well as monitor and alarm displays are performed on the touch screen.

If multiple configurations exist, parameters can be entered on the touch screen, reducing the burden of combining programs or sequences.

Compatible with Multiple Profiles

 

 

2. Modbus (RTU) Control

Modbus (RTU) via PLCModbus (RTU) Control via PLC

Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be input via RS-485 communication.

A maximum of 31 drivers can be connected to one serial communication module. There is also a group sending function for simultaneously starting multiple axis. The protocol is compatible with Modbus (RTU) and can be easily controlled via PLC, etc.

Compatible with Serial Modules

 

 

Modbus (RTU) via PCModbus (RTU) Control via PC

Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be input by inserting it into an RS-485 communication board on a PC. No changes are required to your serial communications board.

Motor Control via PC

 

 

Touch Screen (HMI)Simple Connection with a Touch Screen (HMI)

By using Modbus (RTU) communication, connection can be made directly to a touch screen (HMI).

Operating data, parameter settings, alarm history, test drive, etc. can be used, allowing the motor to be controlled without the added cost of a PLC or computer.

System Simplification

 

 

3. Factory Automation (FA) Network Connection via a Network Converter

Function Introduction

Group Sending FunctionGroup Sending Function

This function simultaneously starts multiple axis in Modbus (RTU) communication and the Factory Automation (FA) network. Multiple drivers are grouped together, and when operation commands are sent to that group's parent, all of the drivers belonging to the same group are operated.

  • Modbus (RTU) control: Handles simultaneous starting, changes in distance, velocity and monitoring
  • Factory Automation (FA) network control: Only simultaneous starting.

 

 

 

Network Products - FLEX - Modbus / RS-485 Solutions

Introduction FLEX-compatible products. Oriental Motor offers many FLEX-compatible products and today our FLEX product lineup includes positioning, speed control and rotary motion products.:

AlphaStep Stepper Motor and Driver Package

Modbus / RS-485 Stepper Motors - AR Series

Modbus / RS-485 High-Efficiency Stepper Motors - AR Series

The AR Series utilizes Oriental Motor's unique closed loop control along with lower heat generation for continuous duty. The driver is equipped with extended functions such as position information and alarm output.

  • Number of Positions: 64
  • Motor Type:
    Standard
    Taper Hobbed gears
    Planetary gears
    Harmonic gears
Starting from
$462.40
Available to Ship:
5 Business Days

 

Absolute Sensor Stepper Motor and Driver Package

Modbus / RS-485 Stepper Motors - AZ Series

Modbus / RS-485 Absolute Sensor Stepper Motors - AZ Series

The AZ Series features the newly developed Absolute Sensor which allows for absolute-type positioning without battery back-up or external sensors to buy.

  • Number of Positions: 256
  • Motor Type:
    Standard
    Spur gears
    Planetary gears
    Harmonic-Planetary gears
    Harmonic gears
Starting from
$647.70
Available to Ship:
9 Business Days

 

0.72° Stepper Motor and Driver Package

Modbus / RS-485 Stepper Motors - RKII Series

Modbus / RS-485 High-Efficiency Stepper Motors - RKII Series (AC Input)

The RKII Series is a high performance energy saving stepper motor and driver / controller package with a great low price. To achieve constant maximum torque output with low heat generation and save energy, the stepper motor and driver losses have been substantially reduced allowing to be operated for longer hours at high speed, which is not possible with conventional stepper motors and drivers.

  • Number of Positions: 64
  • Motor Type:
    Standard
  • Encoder Type
    Spur gears
    Planetary gears
    Harmonic gears
Starting from
$391.85
Available to Ship:
5 Business Days

 


0.36°/0.72° Stepper Motor and Driver Package

Modbus / RS-485 Stepper Motors - CRK Series

Modbus / RS-485 Stepper Motors - CRK Series (DC Input)

Combining a high-performance stepper motor with a compact, low-vibration microstep driver with frame sizes from 0.79 in. (20 mm) up to 2.36 (60 mm), encoder and geared types are available.

  • Number of Positions: 63
  • Motor Type:
    Standard
    Taper Hobbed gears
    Planetary gears
    Harmonic gears
Starting from
$368.90
Available to Ship:
5 Business Days

 

0.72° Integrated Stepper Motor, Driver and Controller

Modbus / RS-485 Integrated Stepper Motor

Modbus / RS-485 Integrated Stepper Motor - PKA Series (DC Input)

The PKA Series is a DC input, integrated 0.72° stepper motor that combines the high performance of a 0.72° stepper motor with a built-in microstepping driver and controller (stored data) type. The built-in controller increases the system configuration flexibility and ease of use.

  • Number of Positions: 64
  • All-in-One Motor, Driver and Controller
Starting from
$352.75
Available to Ship:
9 Business Days

 

Brushless DC Motor and Driver Package

Modbus / RS-485 Brushless DC Motors

Modbus / RS-485 Brushless DC Motor - BLE Series (AC Input)

The BLE Series is a brushless DC motor package that features flat torque and speed stability from low speed to high speed.

  • Motor Speed:
    80 ~ 4000 r/min
  • Speed Stability: ±0.5% (load)
  • Number of Speed Settings: 16
Starting from
$357.85
Available to Ship:
5 Business Days

 


Linear Actuators - Motorized Linear Slides

Modbus / RS-485 Linear Actuators

Modbus / RS-485 Linear Actuators - EAS Series

The EAS Series uses an AR Series stepping motor and driver package offer high performance, from low speed to high speed or with light loads or heavy loads, regardless of demanding operating conditions. These motorized linear slides are quick and responsive and incorporates a ball screw and a THK-manufactured LM Guide™ as the guide. Being compact and rigid, this series is effective in supporting large transportable mass.

  • Drive Method: Ball screw
  • Maximum Stroke: 500 mm
  • Maximum Speed: 800 mm/s
  • Maximum Transportable Mass: Horizontal: 60 kg / Vertical: 30 kg
  • Repetitive Positioning Accuracy:±0.02 mm
Starting from
$925.65
Available to Ship:
8 Business Days

 

Linear Actuators - Motorized Cylinders

Modbus / RS-485 Linear Actuators

Modbus / RS-485 Linear Actuators - EAC Series

The EAC Series uses an AR Series stepping motor and driver package are quick and responsive and incorporate a ball screw design, offering high performance from low speed to high speed or with light loads or heavy loads, regardless of demanding operating conditions.

  • Drive Method: Ball screw
  • Maximum Stroke: 300 mm
  • Maximum Speed: 600 mm/s
  • Maximum Transportable Mass: Horizontal: 60 kg / Vertical: 30 kg
  • Repetitive Positioning Accuracy:±0.02 mm
Starting from
$776.90
Available to Ship:
8 Business Days

 

Compact Linear Actuators

Modbus / RS-485 Linear Actuators

Modbus / RS-485 Linear Actuators - DRLII Series

The DRLII Series of compact linear actuators uses a 0.36° or 0.72° stepper motor which incorporates a rolled or ground ball screw. Available with a guide or no guide and combined with a 24 VDC microstepping drivers for extremely precise positioning.

  • Standard or Guide type
  • Ground or Rolled ball screw
  • Significantly fewer parts
  • Reduced assembly time
  • Repetitive Positioning Accuracy:
    Ground Ball Screw = ±0.0003 mm (±0.00012 in.)
    Rolled Ball Screw = ±0.01 mm (±0.00039 in.)
Starting from
$549.95
Available to Ship:
5 Business Days

 


Hollow Rotary Actuators

Modbus / RS-485 Hollow Rotary Actuators

Modbus / RS-485 Hollow Rotary Actuator - DGII Series

The DGII Series uses an AR Series stepping motor and driver package equipped with functions that make the actuator easy to use such as rounding function that returns the command position count data to 0.

  • Number of Positions: 64
  • Actuator Frame Size:
    60 mm (2.36 in.), 85 mm (3.35 in.)
    130 mm (5.12 in.), 200 mm (7.87 in.)
Starting from
$1,075.25
Available to Ship:
5 Business Days

 

Network Converter

Network Converter

For Connecting to Factory Automation (FA) Networks (DC Input)

The communication protocol of the master controller, Factory Automation (FA) network, is converted to Oriental Motor's own RS-485 communication protocol. Connection to FLEX-compatible products is completed with one RS-485 communication cable.

  • Compatible Networks:
    CC-Link, MECHATROLINK-II, MECHATROLINK-III, EtherCat
Starting from
$208.25
Available to Ship:
5 Business Days

 

For more information on our new line of FLEX products please contact your local sales office or call 1-800-GO-VEXTA (468-3982).

 

 


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