AR Series Short Range Servo Motor Drivers (AC Input)

Short Range Servo Motor Drivers

AR Series Short Range Servo Motor Drivers (AC Input)

The ARD (AC Input) Drivers offers superior high speed performance, low vibration and closed loop control. Available in a stored data (network) driver or pulse input driver. Advanced operation and function control is included through our MEXE02 software (free download). The ARD (AC Input) Drivers can perform quick positioning operations over a short distance without the need for tuning, while providing smooth performance.

  • Built-in Protective Functions
  • Pulse Input or Built-in Controller (Network) Types
  • Single-Phase 100-115, 200-240 VAC or Three-Phase 200-230 VAC
  • For use with AR Series Motors (AC Input)

Product Lineup

Type

Driver

Motor Types

Power Supply

Network Type Driver

Stored Data (Network)

ARD-AD

Closed Loop AR Series

Single-Phase 100-120 VAC

ARD-CD

Single-Phase 200-240 VAC

Pulse Input

Pulse Input

ARD-A

Closed Loop AR Series

Single-Phase 100-115 VAC

ARD-C

Single-Phase 200-230 VAC

ARD-S

Three-Phase 200-230 VAC



 

Pulse Input Type

High Reliability with Closed Loop Control

The AR Series uses Oriental Motor's closed loop control to maintain positioning operation even during abrupt load fluctuations and accelerations. The rotor position detection sensor monitors the rotation. When an overload condition is detected, the AR Series will instantaneously regain control using the closed loop mode. When an overload condition continues, the AR Series will output an alarm signal, thereby providing reliability equal to that of a servo motor.


A Single Driver to Support a Variety of Motors

The driver is equipped with an automatic recognition function, which recognizes the attached motor. Various types of motors, such as the standard type and the geared type, can be attached to a single driver. Therefore, there is no need to change the driver to match the motor to be attached. Maintenance is easier.

Wide Variety of Motors

Actuators Equipped with AR Series

All of the products equipped with the AR series feature standardized controllability.

Actuators


Low Vibration

In addition to the microstep drive system, the AR Series also uses the smooth drive function to allow for smoother motion. The smooth drive function automatically implements microstep drive based on the same travel amount and speed used in the full-step mode, without changing the pulse input settings.

low vibration stepper motors

Improved Angle Accuracy

The AR Series uses improved current control technology to improve the stop position accuracy of the stepper motor. The result is greater position accuracy. 
AR66AC-3: ±3 arc minutes
Conventional Model: ±5 arc minutes

stepper motor angle accuracy


Performance of a Servo Motor

The AR Series maintains all of the benefits of a stepper motor.

High Response

The stepper motor operates synchronously with pulse commands to achieve high response. There's no delay in operation following a pulse command.

stepper motor high response

Capable of Driving Large Inertia Loads

Compared to a servo motor of the same frame size, a larger inertial load can be driven regardless of speed conditions.

inertia loads


No Hunting / No Tuning

Because it uses a stepper motor, the AR Series does not hunt when stopped. Accordingly, the AR Series is ideal for applications where the equipment uses a belt-drive mechanism or otherwise has low rigidity and you don't want it to vibrate when stopping.

With the AR Series, you can perform positioning quickly after a load change, etc., without adjusting any gains.

no hunting / no tuning


Automatically Controlled Electromagnetic Brake

A separate circuit is not needed to control the electromagnetic brake. The electromagnetic brake is released when the motor is excited (=current ON input is turned ON), and activated to hold the load in position when the excitation is cut off (=the current ON input is turned OFF).

Automatically Controlled Emag Brake

Major Safety Standards

The AR Series is recognized by the UL/CSA Standards and bears the CE Mark as proof of conformance to the Low Voltage and EMC Directives.

Complying with the Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility Standard "SEMI F47"

The AR Series complies with the SEMI Standard on power supply voltage drop, and accordingly this motor can be used effectively in semiconductor manufacturing apparatuses. The customer is advised to always evaluate the stepper motor on the actual equipment.

Separation of Main Power and Control Power

The control power-input terminals are provided separately from the main power terminals. This means that even when the main power is cut off due to an emergency stop, etc., you can still detect current position and check information on each alarm, etc., as long as the power (24 VDC) is supplied to the control power-input terminals.

AC Power Connection


Extended Functions

You can combine a control module (OPX-2A) (sold separately) or data setting software* (MEXE02) both to change parameters, add functions and perform various monitoring operations according to the needs of your system.

  • Parameter Setting Adjustments
  • Monitoring
  • Return Operation
  • Push-Motion Operation

*Cable for connection to PC required for MEXE02 data setting software (sold separately**- see Accessories).

**One FREE CC05IF-USB communications cable is available per customer, contact Technical Support for more information.

Monitoring by Waveform

Return Operation

Two return operation functions are available: return to electrical home operation and automatic return operation. With these options, you can easily set up your system to return home when the main power has been cut off due to an emergency stop, etc., or the motor excitation has been turned off.
While the main power is cut off, the control power (24 VDC) must be supplied in order to maintain positioning.

Return to Electrical Home Operation

An operation in which the motor returns to the "position it had assumed when the power was turned on (=electrical home)" or "location set as the electrical home".

Return Operation 1

Automatic Return Operation

An operation in which the motor returns to the "position at which motor excitation was turned off (= the C-ON input turned OFF or FREE input turned ON)."

Return Operation 2

Push-Motion Operation

You can input pulses to perform push-motion operation where the load continuously has force applied to it. The amount of force (motor output torque) is set by the push-motion operating current value. Using a control module (OPX-2A) or data setting software (MEXE02) (both sold separately), change the applicable parameter to "Push-motion operation" turn the T-MODE input ON, and input pulses. The motor will start the push-motion operation.

Push-Motion Operation


Stored Data (Network) Type Driver with Built-in Controller

Built-in Controller (Stored Data Type) Driver

A built-in pulse generator allows the motor to be driven by connection to a PLC or other devices with connection through a Factory Automation (FA) network via I/O control. Modbus (RTU) control, or a network converter.

The burden on the programmable PLC is reduced because the information necessary for motor operations is built into the driver. This simplifies the system configuration for multi-axis control. Set with control module (sold separately), data setting software or RS-485 communication.

Built-in Controller

Equipped with an Interface that Connects to Various Master Control Systems

FLEX Network Products

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.

Operation Type

With built-in controller packages, the motor's operating speed and traveling amount are set with operating data and operations performed based on the selected operating data. The operation type is 4-pattern.

Item

Content

Common

Control Method

I/O Control

RS-485 communication

Network Converter Connection

Modbus RTU Protocol Connection

Position Command Input

Set with operating data number
Command range per point: -8388608~8388607 [steps] (setting unit: 1 [step])

Speed Command Input

Set with operating data number
Command range: 0 ~ 1000000 [Hz] (setting unit: 1 [Hz])

Acceleration / Deceleration Command Input

Set with operating data number or parameters.
Acceleration/deceleration rate [ms/kHz] or acceleration/deceleration time [s] can be selected.
Command range: 0.001 ~ 1000.000 [ms/kHz] (setting unit: 0.01 [ms/kHz])
0.001 ~ 1000.000 [s] (setting unit: 0.001 [s])

Acceleration / Deceleration Control

Velocity filter, moving average filter

Return-To-Home Operation

Return-To-Home Method

2-sensor mode

This is the return-to-home operation using limit sensors (+LS, -LS).

3-sensor mode

This is the return-to-home operation using limit sensors and HOME sensor.

Pushing mode*1

This is the return-to-home operation for pushing to the mechanical end of a linear slide, etc.

Position preset

This function allows a home position to be confirmed by inputting P-PRESET using an arbitrary position.

An arbitrary value can be set for the home position.

Positioning Operation

Number of Positioning Points

64 points (No. 0 ~ 63)

Operation Mode

Incremental mode (Relative positioning)

Absolute mode (Absolute positioning)

Operation Functions

One-shot operation

This is a PTP (Point to Point) positioning operation.

Linked operation

This is a multistep speed-change positioning operation linked to operating data.

Linked operation 2

This is a positioning operation with timer linked to operating data.
The timer (dwell time) can be set in the range of 0 ~ 50.000 [s].
(Setting unit: 0.001 [s])

Push-motion operation*1

Continuous pressurizing position operations are performed with respect to load. The operating speed is maximum 30 r/min] with the motor shaft.

Starting Methods

Operating data selection mode

The positioning operation starts when START is input after M0 ~ M5 has been selected.

Direct mode (direct positioning)

The positioning operation starts with the operating data number that was set with the parameters when MS0 ~ MS5 has been input.

Sequential mode (sequential positioning)

The positioning operation starts in order from operating data No. 0 every time SSTART is input.

Continuous Operation

Number of Speed Points

64 points (No. 0 ~ 63)

Speed-Change Method

This switches the operating data number.

Other Operations

JOG Operation

+JOG or -JOG is input, and regular feeding is performed.

Automatic Return Operation

This automatically returns to the original stopped position when the motor has become misaligned due to an external force during non-excitation.

Control Mode*2

The normal mode or the current control mode can be selected.

Absolute Backup

Using the battery (accessory) makes the absolute system.

*1 Do not perform push-motion operations with geared types. Doing so will damage the motor and gearhead.
*2 Use of the normal mode is recommended unless less heat generation and less noise is required.

Positioning Operation
Return to Home Operation

 


Group Sending Function (via RS-485 communication or Network Converter)

Groups can be configured with multiple axes connected via RS-485 communication, and commands sent to each group. Multi-axis simultaneous starting and identical operations are also possible.

Group Send Function

Teaching Function

Teaching can be done using the control module OPX-2A (sold separately) or data setting software MEXE02. The table is moved to the desired position, and the position data at that time stored as the positioning data.

Teaching Function


High Reliability with Closed Loop Control

The AR Series uses Oriental Motor's closed loop control to maintain positioning operation even during abrupt load fluctuations and accelerations. The rotor position detection sensor monitors the rotation. When an overload condition is detected, the AR Series will instantaneously regain control using the closed loop mode. When an overload condition continues, the AR Series will output an alarm signal, thereby providing reliability equal to that of a servo motor.


A Single Driver to Support a Variety of Motors

The driver is equipped with an automatic recognition function, which recognizes the attached motor. Various types of motors, such as the standard type and the geared type, can be attached to a single driver. Therefore, there is no need to change the driver to match the motor to be attached. Maintenance is easier.

Wide Variety of Motors

Actuators Equipped with AR Series

All of the products equipped with the AR series feature standardized controllability.

Actuators


Low Vibration

In addition to the microstep drive system, the AR Series also uses the smooth drive function to allow for smoother motion. The smooth drive function automatically implements microstep drive based on the same travel amount and speed used in the full-step mode, without changing the pulse input settings.

low vibration stepper motors

Improved Angle Accuracy

The AR Series uses improved current control technology to improve the stop position accuracy of the stepper motor. The result is greater position accuracy. 
AR66AC-3: ±3 arc minutes
Conventional Model: ±5 arc minutes

stepper motor angle accuracy


Performance of a Servo Motor

The AR Series maintains all of the benefits of a stepper motor.

High Response

The stepper motor operates synchronously with pulse commands to achieve high response. There's no delay in operation following a pulse command.

stepper motor high response

Capable of Driving Large Inertia Loads

Compared to a servo motor of the same frame size, a larger inertial load can be driven regardless of speed conditions.

inertia loads


No Hunting / No Tuning

Because it uses a stepper motor, the AR Series does not hunt when stopped. Accordingly, the AR Series is ideal for applications where the equipment uses a belt-drive mechanism or otherwise has low rigidity and you don't want it to vibrate when stopping.

With the AR Series, you can perform positioning quickly after a load change, etc., without adjusting any gains.

no hunting / no tuning


Automatically Controlled Electromagnetic Brake

A separate circuit is not needed to control the electromagnetic brake. The electromagnetic brake is released when the motor is excited (=current ON input is turned ON), and activated to hold the load in position when the excitation is cut off (=the current ON input is turned OFF).

Automatically Controlled Emag Brake

Major Safety Standards

The AR Series is recognized by the UL/CSA Standards and bears the CE Mark as proof of conformance to the Low Voltage and EMC Directives.

Complying with the Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility Standard "SEMI F47"

The AR Series complies with the SEMI Standard on power supply voltage drop, and accordingly this motor can be used effectively in semiconductor manufacturing apparatuses. The customer is advised to always evaluate the stepper motor on the actual equipment.

Separation of Main Power and Control Power

The control power-input terminals are provided separately from the main power terminals. This means that even when the main power is cut off due to an emergency stop, etc., you can still detect current position and check information on each alarm, etc., as long as the power (24 VDC) is supplied to the control power-input terminals.

AC Power Connection


Extended Functions

You can combine a control module (OPX-2A) (sold separately) or data setting software* (MEXE02) both to change parameters, add functions and perform various monitoring operations according to the needs of your system.

  • Parameter Setting Adjustments
  • Monitoring
  • Return Operation
  • Push-Motion Operation

*Cable for connection to PC required for MEXE02 data setting software (sold separately**- see Accessories).

**One FREE CC05IF-USB communications cable is available per customer, contact Technical Support for more information.

Monitoring by Waveform

Return Operation

Two return operation functions are available: return to electrical home operation and automatic return operation. With these options, you can easily set up your system to return home when the main power has been cut off due to an emergency stop, etc., or the motor excitation has been turned off.
While the main power is cut off, the control power (24 VDC) must be supplied in order to maintain positioning.

Return to Electrical Home Operation

An operation in which the motor returns to the "position it had assumed when the power was turned on (=electrical home)" or "location set as the electrical home".

Return Operation 1

Automatic Return Operation

An operation in which the motor returns to the "position at which motor excitation was turned off (= the C-ON input turned OFF or FREE input turned ON)."

Return Operation 2

Push-Motion Operation

You can input pulses to perform push-motion operation where the load continuously has force applied to it. The amount of force (motor output torque) is set by the push-motion operating current value. Using a control module (OPX-2A) or data setting software (MEXE02) (both sold separately), change the applicable parameter to "Push-motion operation" turn the T-MODE input ON, and input pulses. The motor will start the push-motion operation.

Push-Motion Operation



AR Series Short Range Servo Motors

Closed Loop Stepper Motors

The AR Series offer high efficiency, low vibration, continuous operation with the security of closed loop performance without hunting or gain tuning. Available with a built-in controller or pulse input driver, the system substantially reduces heat generation from the stepper motor through the use of high-efficiency technology. The AR Series also achieves up to 40% less power consumption, improved angle accuracy and is capable of driving large inertia loads. For use with AR Series Drivers.

  • High-Efficiency, Continuous Operation
  • Closed Loop Performance, No Hunting or Gain Tuning
  • Wide Range of Gear Types for Inertia Matching & Higher Torque
  • Electromagnetic Brake Types
  • AR Series Driver Required*

 

Network Gateways

Network Gateways

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

  • Compatible Networks:
    CC-Link, MECHATROLINK-II, MECHATROLINK-III, EtherCat

*For use with Stored Data (Network) type

EtherCat CC-Link MECHATROLINK


 

SCX11 Universal Controller

universal controller

The SCX11 is a highly-functional and sophisticated controller equipped with program editing and execution functions. Use the SCX11 as a stored program controller to connect to any of Oriental Motor's standard pulse input drivers. The SCX11 is also able to control the motor via serial communications such as USB, RS-232C and CANopen.

*For use with Pulse Input Type driver.

 

RS-485 Communication Cable

RS-485 Communication Cable

These cables are used to link drivers when a built-in controller type is being operated in a multi-drop manner.

*For use with Stored Data (Network) type

 

Control Options - Control Module

Control Module

The internal driver parameter settings and data settings can be established and changed. They can also be used for speed and I/O monitoring, teaching, and so on.

 

 

Control Options - Data Setting Software

Communication Cable for Data Setting Software

This communication cable is required for connecting to the computer on which the data setting software is installed.

*One FREE CC05IF-USB communications cable is available per customer, contact Technical Support for more information.

 

Battery Set

Battery Set

You can build an absolute system that detects absolute positions by connecting the accessory battery (sold separately).

*For use with Stored Data (Network) type

 

Driver Cables

Driver Cable

General-purpose multi-conductor cable which is convenient for connection between the driver and host controller.

*For use with Pulse Input Type driver.

Straight-Type

Item

Applicable Connector

Length

CC36D1E

CN5 (36 pins)

3.3 ft. (1 m)

CC36D2E

6.6 ft. (2 m)

Right-Angle Cable

Right-Angle Type

Item

Applicable Connector

Length

CC36D1AE

CN5 (36 pins)

3.3 ft. (1 m)

CC36D2AE

6.6 ft. (2 m)

 

Terminal Block Connector

Terminal Block Connector

These are conversion units that can connect a driver to a programmable controller or a sensor using a terminal block.

*For use with Pulse Input Type driver.

Item

Applicable Connector

Length

CC36T10E

CN5 (36 pins)

3.3 ft. (1 m)

System Configuration

System Configuration

System Configuration


Motor & Driver Combinations

AC Input

 

Built-in Controller (Network)

Pulse Input

Gear

Rear

Size

Motor P/N

Driver P/N

Rear

Size

Motor P/N

Driver P/N

Round

Single

46

ARM46AC

ARD-♢D

Single

46

ARM46AC

ARD-♢

66

ARM66AC

66

ARM66AC

69

ARM69AC

69

ARM69AC

98

ARM98AC

98

ARM98AC

911

ARM911AC

911

ARM911AC

Double

46

ARM46BC

Double

46

ARM46BC

66

ARM66BC

66

ARM66BC

69

ARM69BC

69

ARM69BC

98

ARM98BC

98

ARM98BC

911

ARM911BC

911

ARM911BC

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC

66

ARM66MC

66

ARM66MC

69

ARM69MC

69

ARM69MC

98

ARM98MC

98

ARM98MC

 

Single

46

ARM46AC

ARD-S*

66

ARM66AC

69

ARM69AC

98

ARM98AC

911

ARM911AC

Double

46

ARM46BC

66

ARM66BC

69

ARM69BC

98

ARM98BC

911

ARM911BC

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC

66

ARM66MC

69

ARM69MC

98

ARM98MC

TH Geared
Type

Single

46

ARM46AC-T☐

ARD-♢D

Single

46

ARM46AC-T☐

ARD-♢

66

ARM66AC-T☐

66

ARM66AC-T☐

98

ARM98AC-T☐

98

ARM98AC-T☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-T☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-T☐

66

ARM66MC-T☐

66

ARM66MC-T☐

98

ARM98MC-T☐

98

ARM98MC-T☐

 

Single

46

ARM46AC-T☐

ARD-S*

66

ARM66AC-T☐

98

ARM98AC-T☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-T☐

66

ARM66MC-T☐

98

ARM98MC-T☐

PS Geared
Type

Single

46

ARM46AC-PS☐

ARD-♢D

Single

46

ARM46AC-PS☐

ARD-♢

66

ARM66AC-PS☐

66

ARM66AC-PS☐

98

ARM98AC-PS☐

98

ARM98AC-PS☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-PS☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-PS☐

66

ARM66MC-PS☐

66

ARM66MC-PS☐

98

ARM98MC-PS☐

98

ARM98MC-PS☐

 

Single

46

ARM46AC-PS☐

ARD-S*

66

ARM66AC-PS☐

98

ARM98AC-PS☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-PS☐

66

ARM66MC-PS☐

98

ARM98MC-PS☐

PN Geared
Type

Single

46

ARM46AC-N☐

ARD-♢D

Single

46

ARM46AC-N☐

ARD-♢

66

ARM66AC-N☐

66

ARM66AC-N☐

98

ARM98AC-N☐

98

ARM98AC-N☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-N☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-N☐

66

ARM66MC-N☐

66

ARM66MC-N☐

98

ARM98MC-N☐

98

ARM98MC-N☐

 

Single

46

ARM46AC-N☐

ARD-S*

66

ARM66AC-N☐

98

ARM98AC-N☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-N☐

66

ARM66MC-N☐

98

ARM98MC-N☐

Harmonic
Geared Type

Single

46

ARM46AC-H☐

ARD-♢D

Single

46

ARM46AC-H☐

ARD-♢

66

ARM66AC-H☐

66

ARM66AC-H☐

98

ARM98AC-H☐

98

ARM98AC-H☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-H☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-H☐

66

ARM66MC-H☐

66

ARM66MC-H☐

98

ARM98MC-H☐

98

ARM98MC-H☐

 

Single

46

ARM46AC-H☐

ARD-S*

66

ARM66AC-H☐

98

ARM98AC-H☐

Electromagnetic
Brake

46

ARM46MC-H☐

66

ARM66MC-H☐

98

ARM98MC-H☐

♢ = A (Single 100-120 VAC) / C (Single 200-240VAC)

*S = Three Phase 200-240V

☐ = Gear Ratio

 

CAD / Manual Search

To locate product CAD and Operator Manuals please search using the product Item Number.

 

Downloads


Videos

AR Series Demo #1

AR Series Demo #2

Electric Motor Application

Short Range Servo Motor Demo

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