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EtherCAT Multi-Axis Controllers / Drivers
αSTEP AZ Series EtherCAT Multi-Axis Controllers / Drivers (DC Input)
A multi-axis controller that supports EtherCAT communication.Compatible with the CiA402 drive profile. It can be connected to the AZ Series DC input motors and electric actuators.
2-axis, 3-axis and 4-axis driver connections are available.
- Works with AZ Series DC Input stepper motors and actuators
- Multi-Axis Motor Connection Cables required
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Space-Saving and Low-Cost Multi-Axis Controller / Driver (Max. 4 Axes)
AZ Series Multi-Axis Drivers
A multi-axis driver that supports EtherCAT communication. Compatible with the CiA402 drive profile. It can be connected to the AZ Series DC input motors and electric actuators. 2-axes, 3-axes and 4-axes driver connections are available.
An ESI file is provided so that EtherCAT-compatible products can be used more easily. For questions about connections to Omron PLCs, please contact OMRON Corporation. An EtherCAT connection guide is available.
Extended Functions with MEXE02 Support Software
You can monitor the status of all axes at once.
The operating status of the motor (such as command speed and feedback speed), can be checked by an oscilloscope-like image. This can be used for equipment start-up and adjustment.
In addition to monitoring operating speed, motor driver temperature and load factor, you can also monitor total rotation amount from the start of use.
For each item, you can set up to output signals arbitrarily, so it is effective for efficient maintenance.
When an abnormality occurs, the details of the abnormality and the solution can be checked. Because the solution can be checked it is possible to respond to abnormalities quickly.
Multiple setting screens such as data setting, test driving, monitoring etc. can be opened simultaneously in separate screens and used. It is easy to start up and adjust the equipment.
It is a function that allows you to operate the motor independently or check connection with the host system.
By utilizing it at the time of device start-up, it will shorten the time.
Data setting software can be used to perform the home setting and also drive the motor. This can be used for teaching or test drive purposes.
The status of the I/O wired to the driver can be checked on a computer. This can be used for post-wiring I/O checks or I/O checks during operation.
You can set parameters directly without going through the network. Also, you can set each axis without replacing the cable.
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Control Options - Support Software
MEXE02 Support Software.
*A standard USB to mini B cable is used to connect all drive options to the computer (sold by a third party).
Multi-Axis Motor Connection Cables (required)
These motor connection cables are required when connecting to the Multi-Axis Controller / Driver.
Power Supply Cables
These cables connect the Power Supply to the Multi-Axis Controller / Driver.
Use this unit if your application involves vertical movement or a large inertia load.
CAD / Manual Search
To locate product CAD and Operator Manuals please search using the product Item Number.
AZ Series Multi-Axis Driver Brochure