B&R presents the New ACOPOS P3 Three-Axis Servo Drive

B&R presents the New ACOPOS P3 Three-Axis Servo Drive
B&R Industrial Automation (Austria) - High performance with a compact design. The ACOPOS P3 from B&R reduces the amount of space used in the control cabinet by up to 69%.

B&R will be presenting the new ACOPOS P3 at this year's SPS IPC Drives trade show. With a power density of 4 amps per liter of space, this innovative system is the most efficient servo drive with integrated safety functions available on the market. Previously unobtainable dynamics and precision: The sampling time is just 50 µs for the entire controller cascade.

Space requirements reduced by 69%:
The ACOPOS P3 is offered as a 1, 2 or 3-axis drive and covers a power spectrum ranging from 0.6 to 24 kW, or 1.2 to 48 amps. The housing of the three-axis drive is as small as a conventional one-axis drive, making it possible to reduce the amount of space required in the control cabinet by 69%.

Taking virtual sensor technology to the next dimension:
The short cycle time of 50 µs for current, speed and position control open up new possibilities for virtual sensor technology. A virtual motor position encoder does away with the need for an encoder, encoder cable and evaluation unit in the servo drive while increasing availability at the same time. Other special functions for more precise control and faster reactions – repetitive control, for example – can be implemented using virtual sensor technology.

Safety included:
The ACOPOS P3 fits seamlessly into B&R's modular and fully scalable automation portfolio, allowing the creation and implementation of especially lean automation solutions. A Power Panel, any number of ACOPOS servo drives and X20 I/O modules are all that is needed to set up a complete and extremely powerful automation solution. Safety functions in accordance with SIL 3 / PL e can also be integrated upon request. Safely Limited Torque (SLT) and Remanent Safe Position (RSP) functions are new additions compared to previous ACOPOS models. And with a total of 14 safe motion functions based on openSAFETY, it is possible to satisfy all possible safety demands in an optimal way.

The ACOPOS P3 can be used anywhere in the world thanks to its support for the world's most common power mains configurations, such as TN, TT, IT and corner grounded TN-S systems. This also reduces the overall number of machine variants needed.

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