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08 May 2014

Feedback: everything you need in just eight wires

Ratingen, May 8, 2014. With the newly-developed SDF3, Kollmorgen has been able to halve the number of connecting wires required for its digital resolvers from four to two. The company from Ratingen, Germany uses the feedback system developed in-house as part of its single-cable technology between the servo drive and the servo motor that was launched on the market in 2003.

Only two wires are needed to supply the digital resolver with power, to communicate, and to simultaneously transfer the motor ID and the temperature data. As a result, Kollmorgen can implement single-cable technology with an eight-pole standard motor cable - three phases, one PE, two for the brakes, and two for the feedback system. Due to the high interference resistance, data can be transferred safely within a cable without EMC problems.

Moreover, the further development of the robust and inexpensive feedback system  - reduces the variety in connection technology. Note that resolvers are used in more than half of all servo applications. The background is both motors with digital resolver SFD3 and drives with Multiturn or Hiperface DSL encoder can be connected with one single cable type. This means that existing feedback systems in machines can be easily replaced later, without having to completely reinstall all of the cabling. In addition, there is no risk of confusion, because only one cable type is consistently used.

Kollmorgen at the Interpack fair
May 8-14, 2014
Hall 08a, Stand C08

Kollmorgen Press Kit

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Kollmorgen combines the advantages of single-cable technology with the robust and inexpensive resolver feedback in the SFD3.

About Kollmorgen
Kollmorgen is a leading provider of integrated automation and drive systems along with corresponding components for machine builders all over the world. With more than 70 years of Motion Control Design and application experience and profound knowledge of constructing standard and special solutions, Kollmorgen supplies solutions time and again that stand out in terms of performance, quality, reliability, and ease of use. As a result customers can achieve a market advantage which is beyond question. For further information please contact [email protected] or visit our website

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