Applied Motion Products (AMP) has unveiled a new line of servo motors designed for high-throughput precision motion tasks from 100W to 3kW, offering rated torque of 11Nm and speeds of 6000 rpm.

The magnetic design of the M5 series is set to provide high-power density and low cogging torque. Customers can choose between low, medium, and high-inertia options that reportedly optimize performance by enabling motion profile matching.

Base models are available with a range of frame sizes between 40mm and 130mm, as well as absolute magnetic or absolute optical encoders that reach resolutions of 23 bits. This is thought to unlock smooth motion and precise position control.

A 300% overload torque capability also achieves high throughput acceleration performance, AMP claims, and integral brake options are available throughout the series. Mclennan offers 220 VAC single- or three-phase input and output capability to 13 A continuous/45 A peak.

Optional RS-485, CANopen, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, and Profinet protocols can be applied to various models. All M5 motors are IP65 rated for water and dust resistance, and are UL- and CE-recognized.

Additionally, multiple motor power and encoder cables in standard or custom lengths are available to complete the series’ plug-in power and encoder connectors and streamline installation. Customers can request interfacing and electrical customization.

As AMP’s exclusive distribution partner, Mclennan also provides technical support for the M5 series in Europe and the UK, and application support between initial project development and series supply.

Another development saw Baumüller display water-cooled servo motors and a new generation of servo controllers, amongst other developments, at interpack 2023.

More recently, ÉLITER Packaging Machinery’s Gran Sonata, an end-load, hygienic stainless-steel cartoning machine, is making use of servo technologies for large-size cartoning and medium-size case packing.

The Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln)’s electronic motor nameplate also uses a motor power cable for the safe transmission of motor parameters to the invertor for encoderless drives. It is designed to replace metal nameplates and close the digitalization gap between the motor and frequency inverter up to the control system.

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