Control Techniques, an Emerson Industrial Automation company, released its Digitax ST-X indexing servo motor drive with EtherNet/IP™, a new variant of the company’s popular Digitax ST series of pulse duty servo drives. Digitax STX is designed specifically for use with Rockwell Automation® PLCs. This compact yet powerful servo drive is optimized for pulse duty, indexing servo applications requiring high peak torque (up to 300% peak), dynamic response and ease of use. Digitax ST-X features Add-On Instruction (AOI) block programming for seamless integration with the RSLogix® 5000 software environment and built-in EtherNet/IP for high-speed drive access, global connectivity and flexible integration.
The Digitax ST-X features a torque range of 6 to 382lb-in (1,147lb-in peak) with 230V 1Ø and 3Ø and 460V 3Ø line voltage capabilities. Standard features on all Digitax ST variants include 14 types of encoder feedback, Safe Torque Off, 3-6 digital inputs and 0-3 digital configurable digital outputs and integrated EMC filter. Options include snap-in SM option modules for added I/O and extended feedback capabilities. Applications include indexing tables, fast conveyor positioning, cut-to-length machines, punch press and many others.
Digitax ST-X drive includes “EZx Config,” Control Techniques’ free, web-based drive configuration tool that eliminates the need for a motion processor in the PLC. Using a web browser, users can directly access the drive’s on-board software by simply entering the drive’s Emerson Control Techniques Digitax ST-X Release, default IP address.