Two worlds meet and go hand in hand in the future. On the one hand, we are talking about a brushed DC motor (GR series). This is a universally applicable drive motor that has been very popular for decades precisely because of its simplicity and reliability, and which also runs completely without semiconductors. On the other hand, there is the matter of high-end control electronics. The BGE 5510 dPro from Dunkermotoren sets very high digital standards in terms of control technology, programmability and networking possibilities.
At the first view it seems to be a contradiction to combine a seemingly outdated technology with a high-end controller instead of modern brushless DC motors (BG series). If the typical BG requirements for dynamics or service life are not critical in applications, there is no reason for not using GR motors. The opposite is the case: The simplicity is reflected in the costs and, in addition, GR motors with incremental encoders show a very balanced behavior and only very low cogging torques. In terms of position, speed and current control, GR motors are in no way inferior from BG motors.
As known already, the GR motors from Dunkermotoren in the power range from 4 to 240 W can be combined with all components of the extensive modular system such as gearboxes and brakes. The BGE 5510 dPro itself also meets all requirements. It can be easily configured via the Drive Assistant 5 commissioning software and the connected GR motor can be perfectly matched to the respective application. From stand-alone operation via CANopen communication to communication via PROFINET, EtherCAT and Ethernet/IP – everything is possible with the BGE 5510 dPro. Dunkermotoren therefore succeeded in making even the simplest motors visible and transparent in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
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