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Parker Servo Drive family completed with launch of programmable version

01 July 2020

Parker Hannifin has extended its Parker Servo Drive (PSD) family of products with the launch of a fully programmable drive suitable for an even wider range of applications.

The programmable PSD is an intelligent standalone servo drive, which is fully programmable via IEC 61131-3 with runtime based on the widely distributed CODESYS V3. It is supported with a full set of PLCopen function blocks, which allow fast and effective set up of motion functions. For easy connection to higher-level PLCs and drives, two standardised state machines are implemented – Profidrive and CANopen DS402.

The device supports all IEC 61131 programming languages including structured text, instruction list, ladder diagram, function block diagram, sequential function chart and continuous function chart. Set-up and commissioning of the drive is made easy using a wizard-based configuration tool and Parker motors recognised by an electronic nameplate.

As an intelligent controller, the PSD triple is able to control three servo axes in one IEC project. In total, 12 digital inputs and six digital outputs are available. Up to four tasks can be used, including a fast one with a 500 µs cycle time.

“The programmable PSD is an intelligent device that is suitable for a wide range of applications,” says Patrick Knebel, Product Manager Servo Drives & Controllers, Electromechanical & Drives Division Europe. “It’s a further investment in the Parker Servo Drive family of products, following the previous extensions multi fieldbus, multi feedback and functional safety.”

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