ESCON 36/3 EC

Maxi in the matter of performance, control properties, and range of functions. Mini as far as price, size, and commissioning are concerned.

 As the third member, the ESCON 36/3 EC joins the one year ago launched series of maxon motor ESCON servo controllers. It captivates by user-friendliness and outstanding performance. Very well equipped, the miniaturised device demonstrates true greatness. Its special design allows the setup of cost-optimised drive systems solely using Hall sensor feedback (no encoder necessary) without waiving the comprehensive 4-quadrant operation capabilities. All of it in miniature dimensions and unrivalled power density. It is designed for efficient control of BLDC motors (brushless DC motors, so-called EC motors) with Hall sensors up to approximately 100 Watts. As part of the ESCON family, it represents the embodiment of unrivalled power density in the field of servo controller technology offering highest comfort, extensive functionality, and best protection.

The ESCON 36/3 EC has excellent control properties and a very fast digital current controller with an enormous bandwidth for optimal motor current/torque control. The drift-free yet extremely dynamic speed behaviour enables a speed range of 0 to 150,000 rpm. The technological masterpiece provides a wide range of functions with fully configurable digital and analogue inputs and outputs and can be run in various operating modes (speed controller (closed loop), speed controller (open loop), current controller). It is perfectly matched to maxon’s range of motors and thus allows dynamic drive solutions that meet the highest demands.

The compact servo controller is controlled by an analogue set value specified via analogue voltage, external or internal potentiometer, fixed value, or by means of PWM signal with variable duty cycle. Other interesting features are, for instance, the ability to enable or disable the power stage depending on the direction of rotation, or to use speed ramps for acceleration and deceleration. The speed can be regulated with Hall sensors.

Startup made easy

Top performance should not be a matter of practice makes perfect. Therefore the servo controller has been designed specifically with easy startup and user-friendliness in mind. Hence, no in-depth knowledge of drive technology is required.

When the servo controller is connected to a PC via a USB port, it can easily and efficiently be configured with the graphical user interface «ESCON Studio». A large variety of functions, user-friendly software wizards, and a well-designed automatic procedure to fine-tune the controller come in handy during startup and configuration of the inputs and outputs, for monitoring, data recording, and diagnostics.

As far as the hardware is concerned, the ESCON 36/3 EC comes fully equipped with everything that is needed. For example, no additional external filters or motor chokes are required.

Top-notch protection

The ESCON 36/3 EC features protective circuits against over current, excess temperature, under voltage and over voltage, against voltage transients and short-circuits in the motor cable. Furthermore it is equipped with protected digital inputs and outputs and adjustable current limitation to protect motor and load. The motor current and the actual speed of the motor shaft can be monitored by means of the analogue output voltage.

Flexibility and efficiency without compromise

The wide range for input voltage and operating temperature allows a flexible use in almost all drive applications, in automation technology, in machine manufacturing and equipment engineering, and in mechatronics. With its exceptional efficiency of 95%, the inexpensive ESCON 36/3 EC is a first-class choice for mobile, highly efficient yet consumption-optimised applications.

www.maxonmotor.com.au

About maxon Group Australia

maxon is a manufacturer of world-class precision drive systems. At maxon, we develop and build high precision electric drive systems that are among the best in the world. We combine brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, sensors, and controllers into complete mechatronic drive systems. Since 1961, businesses from a wide range of industries including medical technology, robotics, industrial automation, mobility, and aerospace place their trust in reliable drive systems by maxon. Our drives are perfectly suited for wherever extreme precision and the highest quality standards are necessary and where compromises cannot be tolerated – on Earth, and on Mars. We are driven by progress. We are certain that we can continuously improve – even what seems to be perfect – over and over again. We believe that outstanding engineers and technicians can make a positive impact on the world. This is why we support them in their efforts to go off the beaten path and provide the right drives for their ideas. We do this because we share in their uncompromising drive to excel in technology.

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