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EPOS4 Micro 24/5 CAN.

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As part of its successful line of positioning controllers, maxon is launching a new, miniaturized controller, the EPOS4 Micro 24/5 CAN, with a size of only 32 mm x 22 mm. The attractive price-performance ratio, with a functionality that's virtually identical to the larger units, is aimed at cost-sensitive single- and multi-axis applications.

The functionality, operation, software, and accessories of the new controller are derived almost directly from the existing products in the EPOS4 range. The device is suitable for use with both brushed and brushless DC motors (BLDC) of up to 120 W and has comprehensive feedback options such as Hall sensors, digital incremental encoders, and SSI absolute encoders. State-of-the art concepts such as dual loop, Field Oriented Control (FOC), feed forward, and observer control allow optimal control in a wide variety of applications.

The existing digital and analog inputs and outputs are freely configurable and ideally matched to the numerous functions and operating modes of the CiA-402 positioning controller. The intuitive EPOS Studio start-up software, as well as libraries and programming examples for integration in a wide variety of master systems, are available free of charge and make operation as easy as possible. A plug-and-play evaluation board (EB) is provided for initial commissioning. The offering is rounded out by a comprehensive range of accessories and detailed product documentation.

The first derivative of this new micro design is the CANopen version, which can also be addressed via RS232 or USB, as usual. In spring 2020, the EPOS4 Micro 24/5 EtherCAT will follow as a second product of similarly small size.

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Author: maxon France

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