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Dryve motor control systems for easy control of linear systems


In addition to its drylin E linear axes with DC motors, igus has now developed a cost-effective and easy-to-use control system. The D3 dryve controls linear systems are completely without software or PC. Furthermore, igus has also further improved its D1 dryve control system for stepper motors, DC and EC/BLDC motors..

D3 dryve: Quickly set and directly automated
The new D3 control system is suitable for all standard DC motors. Simply connect to the 24 volt power supply and parameterise the operating mode, end position switch OFF, acceleration and the motor via the DiP switch. The speed can be adjusted with a rotary controller. The current limiting is done by means of a screwdriver by another controller. So, after a few simple steps, the control system can already be put into operation. For the automation of their systems, even small and medium-sized companies without any programming skills, can use motorised linear axes. For more complex tasks such as for controlling linear robots, users can rely on the intuitive D1 dryve control system for stepper motors, EC/BLDC and DC motors.

D1 dryve: New intuitive interface for a complex control system
The D1 dryve control system was presented by igus at the SPS IPCS Drives with a new intuitive interface. The user can operate the motor control system easily via a web browser on a fixed PC or even on a smart phone or tablet. A clear interface helps the customer with the correct parameterisation. “The start-up of a motor-driven axis together with the new D1 dryve control system is possible in a few minutes,” explains Rene Erdmann, Head of the Drylin E drive Technology Division at igus. “Afterwards, the values can be also changed or intermediate steps can be added easily via the web browser.” Besides the fast commissioning and user-friendliness, the special advantage of the D1 dryve is the networking ability of the control system. The control system has been designed to save space and can easily be mounted in switch cabinets on a top-hat (DIN) rail. This can then be connected via a WLAN router, whereupon the system can be controlled via a wireless device. The integrated web server does not require any further software on the operating devices, nor does it need additional storage media or the like. This means that users do not have to install or bear additional costs.

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