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C6 I/O EtherCAT stepper module now available

Jonathan Bullick | June 22nd, 2016

EtherCAT Stepper module Illustration


KEB America announces the release of the C6 I/O EtherCAT stepper drive. It is a welcome addition to KEB’s popular C6 line of automation products.

KEB’s remote I/O system is easily expandable with snap-in modules and communicates via an EtherCAT backbone. This allows for cost-effective real-time communication.

Used as a remote terminal, KEB’s stepper module is designed to actuate a stepper or brushless DC motor with an incremental encoder. It features five digital inputs to be used with limit stops, reference switch, or similar signals. A digital output is also available for a holding brake or similar device. Like other KEB C6 devices it can be commissioned using COMBIVIS 6 studio software and libraries. KEB’s Studio libraries contain function blocks for setting up the stepper module.


EtherCAT Stepper module from KEB America


The drive module is compliant with the CiA 402 standard and allows the following drive modes: stepper motor (open or closed-loop mode), brushless DC motor, profile position, velocity, profile velocity, profile torque, homing, and cyclic synchronous (position, velocity or torque mode). It also features auto-setup mode, automatic brake control, I2T motor overload protection, and user-defined units of measurement. Finally, the module is cULus listed.

Watch the animation video below:



Contact a KEB America engineer today to discuss the EtherCAT BLDC drive or our other EtherCAT drive products.

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