Small and precise servo drive

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Elmo Motion Control’s Gold Oboe direct-on-line networking servo drive is said to offer continuous power capability to 5.7kW and is claimed to be the smallest servo drive in its class. Running on 13A/230Vac single phase or 10A/480Vac three phase, the drive delivers high precision servo motor control in a small volume which suits applications where minimum weight and physical size are important.

The Gold Oboe supports a choice of EtherCAT and CANopen networking for deterministic real-time synchronised multi-axis motion. The Gold Line motion control technology provides dynamic servo performance for precise position and speed control, with in-position stability and smooth low-speed operation. A 1:2000 current loop bandwidth is said to ensure high acceleration rates and low current control. With selectable current, velocity and advanced position modes, these features combine for servo drive characteristics that especially suit linear and direct-drive rotary servo motors.

Configuration options include support for absolute and incremental feedback sensors in single, dual and gantry loop configurations, with Safe Torque Off available. The panel/wall mount enclosure measures approximately 73 x 140 x 109mm and is available with heatsink-only or heatsink plus fan versions.

The Gold Oboe can be configured as a single-axis drive solution or as part of a multi-axis control system with other Gold drive variants that interface and share the same single software environment through Elmo’s Gold Maestro motion controller.


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