While the SureServo drives can accept traditional
commands from outside host
controls, the drives also have
the ability to provide for their own internal motion
For example, up to eight index moves can be pre-defined and
the drive and then selected and executed using discrete inputs.
pre-defined index profiles can also be changed using the
protocol. The motion can be incremental
or absolute (homing routines are available
in the drive) and acceleration can be linear or S-curve.
drives can be daisy-chained and addressed separately using
RS-485/RS422 capability of the drive's serial port. This
allows for very simple yet
powerful control of multi-axis
processes that do not need precise path control but
starting and stopping points. Applications include press
fillers, rotary tables, robots for pick and place,
test or assembly operations,
oring, drilling, cutting, tapping, and similar applications
using simple index moves
for single or multi-axis motion.