Distributed drive system
Being able to directly integrate drive components into the machine is a fundamental requirement for modular machine manufacturing. B&R has designed the ACOPOSremote distributed drive system to meet this requirement, allowing implementation of drive solutions that are completely optimized to the application at hand.
8CVI decentralized inverters
Drive solutions that are tailored exactly to the application are essential to keeping machines and systems competitive. That's why directly integrating inverters in the immediate environment of the actuator – without the need for additional accompanying measures – is the perfect solution. With the new ACOPOSremote drive system, B&R is now accommodating this wish. This architecture offers many different advantages when it comes to machine configuration.
The ideal topology
One of the most substantial advantages has to do with the hybrid cabling between the inverters themselves. Simply connecting ACOPOSremote drive modules together in a line – the "daisy chain" wiring scheme – results in an uncomplicated and flexible machine architecture where energy is passed from one drive module to the next.
Free motor selection
Because the inverter is separate from the motor, the user is free to select the actuator best suited to his drive solution. This type of installation is particularly well suited for the increasingly prevalent linear and torque motors. It prevents the properties of the motor from being negatively influenced, and the maximum possible dynamics remain available throughout.
Homogeneous and compatible
ACOPOSremote 8CVI inverters are usually connected via a hybrid cable by simply arranging the individual modules in a line structure. This type of arrangement places a number of demands on the hybrid cable. In addition to its main tasks of supplying energy and handling network communication, other aspects such as connector technology, manageability and flex radius also need to be taken into consideration. The sum of these demands results in a practical limit to the cable diameter, which in turn limits the maximum current available to supply the ACOPOSremote 8CVI inverters in this line structure.
In applications where this maximum current is insufficient, the necessary power must be provided in another way, made available to a remote location on-site and then redistributed from there. This is where the 8CVE remote connection box comes in.