Until now, implementing motion control on an AC drive has usually needed extra hardware – typically, a motion control module and an encoder. The optional IMC software for the AutomationDrive provides automatic motor adaptation, and sensorless rotor position detection. It allows the drive to perform positioning and synchronising applications without any extra hardware. In many cases, the drive can perform motion control without an encoder.
Danfoss says the development will allow the FC 202 to replace servodrives in many applications, including rotary tables, packaging machines, conveyors, extruders and palletisers.