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Inovance Ethercat servo drive for compact dynamic performance

January 2024 Motion Control & Drives

Industrial automation group Inovance Technology, and its partner Motion Tronic, are bringing market-leading improved performance with ultra-fast current loop technology to South Africa with the launch of the SV660N servo solution for industrial automation applications.

A single-axis EtherCAT servo drive, the SV660N is designed for high dynamic performance in a compact footprint, and achieves radically improved system performance with a shorter settling time and higher throughput. Position control loops are coordinated with the synchronisation signal to further improve the accuracy of multi-axes control.

Companies in South Africa are now able to contact Motion Tronic to purchase the SV660N, which uses a processor for high-speed EtherCAT communications, achieving a cycle time of 125 μs for all seven EtherCAT CiA402 profile operation modes available. Complete with user-friendly installation through easy setup and tuning, the servo drive delivers ultra-fast 4,5 kHz current loop, with speed loop bandwidth of up to 3 kHz, allowing the motor to follow the motion profile with minimal error.

South African OEMs can also be reassured by the SV660N, which features functional safety via SIL3 Safe Torque Off, short output winding for safe braking, and compliance with CE and UL standards. It has been designed to operate in harsh environments. Available with single-phase 220 V, three-phase 220 V and three-phase 380 V supply voltage, multi-turn absolute information can be also saved at power down, avoiding the need to perform machine homing at every startup of the servo drive, and it even has comprehensive data storage in case of failure.


David Bedford Guaus, Inovance’s global strategic marketing manager for AC drives says, “We are pleased to launch our robust and reliable SV660N in South Africa. With an average 30% smaller footprint than the previous generation, the next generation servo drive provides increased power density all within a compact footprint. Working closely with our partner Motion Tronic, we are showcasing the huge potential and high dynamic performance the SV660N offers through our ultra-fast current loop technology.”

Bradley Douglas, Director at Motion Tronic, adds, “The 0,1 to 7,5 kW SV660N is a great addition to our portfolio of Inovance products. We are looking forward to promoting it widely to our customers across South Africa, demonstrating how this market-leading, EtherCAT-enabled servo drive can meet their needs and improve their productivity. Inovance has the wide range of industrial automation products and components that OEMs demand, and its commitment to extensive research and development shines through in the quality of the advanced solutions it launches.”

Both Inovance Technology and Motion Tronic were founded in 2003. A leading South African distributor of industrial automation technology, Motion Tronic is based in Durban, and provides a range of industrial automation technology services to OEMs, including installation, commissioning, technical and mechanical support.

For more information contact Bradley Douglas, Motion Tronic, +27 83 641 1487, b.douglas@motiontronic.co.za, www.motiontronic.co.za


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