Actuators conform to EtherNet/IP
Servo and stepper control technologies.
Tolomatic, a manufacturer of actuators based in Hamel, Minn., says the motion solution replaces pneumatic cylinders to automate manual processes.
The servo and stepper drives are controlled from a PLC or master controller via 24 VDC digital I/O, 0-10 VDC or 4-20 mA analogue I/O, Ethernet or Modbus RTU over RS-485 (EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP protocols).
The servo and stepper driver and controller have 24 V brake output for brake control, which allow both products to control any 24 VDC external brake through Tolomatic’s Motion Interface software.
They support EcoMode, which reduces motor current in the motion complete interval to allow a slight increase of position error while increasing electrical efficiency.