Press Release

04th April 2011
Beckhoff Drive Technology: AM3100 motor series is optimised for EL7201 servo terminal
New motor series enhances compact servo system

Beckhoff is extending its range of synchronous servomotors with the new AM3100 series. These compact motors with outputs of up to 130 W are specially optimised for use with the innovative Beckhoff servo terminal. The EL7201 servo terminal integrates a complete Servo Drive into an exceptionally compact 12 mm EtherCAT Terminal. The combination of the AM3100 servomotor and the servo terminal offers an inexpensive servo axis in the entry level performance range. Despite the small size, a holding brake can be optionally integrated.

Beckhoff is extending its range of motors with the new AM3100 series. These pole-wound servomotors with maximum torque yield are designed for operation with the Beckhoff EL7201 servo terminal. The series currently covers three types with rated outputs of 50 W (rated voltage 24 V DC) as well as 90 W and 130 W (rated voltage 48 V DC).

In the standard version, the AM3100 servomotors are equipped with a resolver and a smooth shaft. They can be optionally equipped with a holding brake, even in the smallest size. Planetary gears and ready-made connecting cables are available as accessories.

The EL7201 for the EtherCAT I/O system is a full-featured Servo Drive for the direct connection of servomotors up to 200 W. The integrated, fast EtherCAT control technology with field-oriented current and PI speed control supports highly dynamic positioning tasks. The motor, resolver and holding brake are connected directly to the servo terminal.

The high dynamics of the AM3100 servomotors open up a multitude of possible applications: for example, in industrial robots for pick-and-place applications or in general mechanical engineering, where a compact design and high positioning accuracy are necessary.

Integration into the Beckhoff TwinCAT automation software enables the convenient parameterisation of the servomotors and the servo terminal.

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  • <p>In combination with the EL7201 servo terminal, the AM3100 synchronous servomotors offer an extremely compact and highly dynamic drive solution in the performance range up to 130 W.</p>

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    In combination with the EL7201 servo terminal, the AM3100 synchronous servomotors offer an extremely compact and highly dynamic drive solution in the performance range up to 130 W.

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