FAULHABER BX4 Integrated Motion Controller, photo appearing in an article on Industrial Automation Monthly.

FAULHABER Debuts Highly Compact Integrated Motion Controller

Motion Control Motors and Drives

FAULHABER, renowned experts in high-precision miniature and micro drive systems, announces the global launch of the BX4 family, a new integrated motion control system, believed to be the industry’s most compact.

FAULHABER BX4 Integrated Motion Controller, photo appearing in an article on Industrial Automation Monthly
The new FAULHABER BX4 Integrated Motion Controller with servo controller and 12-bit encoder is said to be the industry’s smallest.

Integrated into the robust brushless motors, the new FAULHABER Integrated Motion Controller BX4 IMC offers an extensive range of functions and reliable performance. The motor extension is only 18mm and includes a full-featured servo controller and a 12-bit encoder. Full motor performance can be achieved across all variations.

The RS232 interface version can be integrated from a PC or via an embedded master and can be controlled using a single master port. The CANopen version is ideal for industrial automation networks. Fully compliant with the CiA 402 servo drive standard, the system supports direct integration with typical PLCs. Everyday tasks, such as homing a drive, can be executed directly by the integrated motion controller using its local digital and analog I/Os.

In addition, both versions can also operate in “stand-alone” mode without a master. In this mode, the digital and analog I/Os can be used for local control tasks or discrete set points and actual values. The compact 22xx…BX4 IMC can also be combined with various products from the FAULHABER range, including compact GPT gearheads and new FAULHABER 22L linear actuators.

A built-in current control feature, which includes a diagnostic function, protects the motion control system against overloading and allows the new Integrated Motion Controller BX4 IMC to support torque, velocity, and position control according to the servo-drive standard.

The motors have low EMC emissions and are CE-marked. Brushless motors with the new Integrated Motion Controller BX4 IMC are available in two lengths, each offering a favorable volume-to-performance ratio and dynamic control characteristics. They are suitable for use across a variety of applications, including medical and laboratory technology, automation technology, robotics, and specialized industrial machinery.

The diameter-conform design provides end-users with a compact, complete solution that minimizes space, resources, and wiring requirements. The system is ready to connect to applications for immediate use. In addition, FAULHABER Motion Manager 7.1 software, which is available to end-users free of charge, provides easy configuration and system integration, along with an intuitive user interface and easy access to extended diagnostic functions. Programming adapters for RS232, CANopen, and USB are available as optional accessories to facilitate a quick start. For more information about the new FAULHABER BX4 Integrated Motion Controller, please click here.

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FAULHABER specializes in the development, production, and deployment of high-precision miniaturized drive systems, servo components, and drive electronics with up to 200 watts of output power. This includes both customer-specific packaged solutions and an extensive range of standard products, such as brushless motors, DC micromotors, encoders, and motion controllers. The FAULHABER trademark is recognized worldwide as a symbol of high quality and reliability in complex and demanding application areas, including medical technology, factory automation, precision optics, telecommunications, aviation and aerospace, and robotics. From powerful DC motors with a continuous torque of 200 mNm to delicate microdrives with an outer diameter of 1.9 mm, FAULHABER’s standard range can be combined in more than 25 million different ways to create the optimal drive system for any application. This technological construction kit also serves as the foundation for modifications that allow for the configuration of special versions to meet the specific needs of customers.


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