SD4840E2 Networked Series Integrated Stepper Motor Controller and Drive

SD4840E2 Networked Series Integrated Stepper Motor Controller and Drive
  • Integrated Stepper controller AND driver
  • Dual-port networking offers fault tolerant networking; DLR for EtherNet/IP & MRP for Profinet
  • Multi-protocol - EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, & Profinet networks built-in
  • Programming is easy, no additional software required
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    SD4840E2 user manual

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    SD4840E2 RSLogix 500 & Studio 5000 sample programs

    SD4840E2 Siemens TIA Portal sample programs

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    SD4840E2 gsdml files

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    Description

    SD4840E2 Integrated Stepper Motor Controller + Drive Networked I/O

    AMCI's SD4840E2 Networked Series Stepper Indexer / Driver for Ethernet/IP, Modbus-TCP, and Profinet networks reduces stepper control system costs by eliminating the need for a separate stepper controller in your PLC - we've built the indexer into the driver! Plus, programming and configuration over the network is easy because it uses the PLC's native software (eg. Studio 5000, TIA Portal, WindLDR, others). No extra software is required, and you don't need to learn another programming language. AMCI's SD4840E2 Networked Series integrates with your EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet compatible PLC (Allen-Bradley, Schneider, Omron, Siemens, Automation Direct, and others), saving you time and money!

    Traditional motion controllers are difficult to integrate with PLC-based automation systems. There are so many manufacturers, so many different choices, and each solution contains proprietary features that complicate installation, programming, and compatibility. You’re also faced with mechanical challenges because these motion controllers often use non-standard mounting hardware. And their configuration involves learning another software program and/or language foreign to your controls environment.

    If you're seeking flexibility, AMCI's SD4840E2 Networked Series scores high marks. We've made it easy to add stepper axes wherever you need them on your Ethernet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet network, just plug in another SD4840E2 Networked Series and configure your network - done.

    E2 Technology

    E2-logo-50x50px.gifE2 Technology by AMCI is an innovative new multi-protocol approach to Ethernet distributed I/O.  Supported protocols include EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, and PROFINET.

    ● Dual-Port Networking
    ● Multi-Protocol
    Web Server
    Native Software

    Fault Tolerant Network

    fault-tolerant-network-logo-icon.pngThe SD4840E2 has a built-in Ethernet switch. The embedded switch provides a network connection for additional devices without increasing the nodes on your existing ethernet switch. Fault tolerant connections can detect a break in the network and redirect the network traffic maintaining communication and system up-time.  See the DLR video tutorial on the bottom of the page to learn more.

    Design Features

    Besides connectivity with Ethernet/IP, Modbus-TCP, and Profinet, AMCI's SD4840E2 Networked Series boasts several features over conventional stepper drivers. Our vari-step velocity control provides unsurpassed smoothness and performance independent of the user’s configured resolution. Smoothness is guaranteed even at the lowest resolutions. Plus, the SD4840E2 mounts on a standard EN 05 022 – 35 X 7.5 DIN rail to simplify installation and lower costs.

    Safety & Reliability

    Standard AMCI safeguards also remain; including short circuit protection - phase to phase and phase to ground- and overtemperature circuitry.

    Besides AMCI’s trademark reliability, the SD4840E2 Networked Series Stepper Controller / Driver for Ethernet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet networks was engineered to power AMCI's complete line of high torque stepper motors, ranging in size from NEMA 17 to NEMA 34.

    This combination of stepper motor driver and indexer provides the best performance for your application. Performance, price, and product all combine to offer you the best value.

    Available Versions

    SD4840E2: Ethernet I/P, Modbus-TCP, & Profinet with integrated switch
    Price | $625/ea

    Note: Pricing is US Domestic only

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    Consult the factory for availability

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    SD4840E2 Features

    • Integrated Stepper controller AND driver
    • Built-in network interface with embedded switch
    • Dual-port networking offers fault tolerant networking; DLR for EtherNet/IP & MRP for Profinet
    • Multi-protocol - EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, & Profinet networks built-in
    • Encoder feedback - operate Open or Closed Loop
    • Programming is easy! No additional software is required. No second programming language to learn. All commands are configured through your PLC, (eg. Studio 5000, TIA Portal, WindLDR) delivering seamless integration
    • Compatible w/ any PLC supporting EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet networks, including Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Omron, IDEC, Schneider, and many others
    • AMCI's SD4840E2 Networked Series uses familiar Stepper commands
    • Antiresonance circuitry eliminates motor shaft jitter, unwanted vibration and stalling
    • Vari-step control delivers exceptionally smooth performance at all speeds
    • Output current is programmable over the network. Range = 0.1A to 4.0A in 0.1A increments
    • Three configurable auxiliary inputs that can be used as Home, Emergency Stop, Over Travel Limit Switches, Start Index Move, Stop Jog or Registration input, Capture Encoder Position, or as a General Purpose Input.
    • One programmable open collector output
    • DIN rail mounting for simple, standard installation

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    The Best PLC Integration Available

    AMCI products are uniquely designed to provide the best PLC integration available. Unlike other products that require a separate software package for configuration or operation, AMCI's PLC-based products are programmed using your PLC's software - nothing new to buy or learn!

    For over 10 years, AMCI has been engineering integrated motion technologies that fill a gap in the market like no other product. And our expertise with the leading PLC manufacturers (e.g. Allen-Bradley Schneider, GE, etc) is unmatched when it comes to high performance Specialty I/O, Position Sensing, and Motion Control technology.

    Compatible Networks

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    AMCI's SD4840E2 Networked Series is compatible with any PLC that supports EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet including Allen-Bradley, Schneider, Omron, Siemens, Automation Direct, and others.

    Benefits of integration

    AMCI's SD4840E2 Networked Series eliminates the need for a PLC Stepper Control Module, saving you time & money. Stepper system costs are reduced, set-up is simplified, and seamless integration is guaranteed.

    Customers seeking a low-cost, full featured motion solution for their PLC have found their solution! Plus, closed loop control is not a problem.

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    The Best PLC Integration Available

    AMCI products are uniquely designed to provide the best PLC integration available. Unlike other products that require a separate software package for configuration or operation, AMCI's PLC-based products are programmed using your PLC's software - nothing new to buy or learn!

    Our expertise with the leading PLC manufacturers (e.g. Allen-Bradley Schneider, GE, etc) is unmatched when it comes to high performance Specialty I/O, Position Sensing, and Motion Control technology. 

    Program Using Your Existing Software

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    AMCI's products program using your PLC's native software - nothing new to learn or buy!

    Specifications

    Electrical Specifications

    Networked Stepper Motor Controller / Drive
    Network AvailabilitySD4840E2 (EtherNet IP, Modbus TCP/IP, & Profinet)
    Amplifier TypeBipolar with two MOSFET H-bridges; RMS current control, 20 kHz PWM
    Supply voltage24 to 48 Vdc, surge to 60Vdc
    Auxilary Input specs.-Differential. DC Inputs accept 3.5 to 27Vdc without the need for an external current limiting resistor. 560 Vac/dc opto-isolated. Can be wired as single ended inputs.
    -Encoder Inputs are designed for 5Vdc differential and require external current limiting resistor for 12 to 24Vdc operation

    The three differential inputs can be configured to be used as Home, Emergency Stop, Over Travel Limit Switches, Start Index Move, Stop Jog or Registration input, Capture Encoder Position, or as a General Purpose Input.
    Fault outputopen collector/emitter 30Vdc max & 20 mA max

    One output is configurable as a Fault Output or as a General Purpose Output

    Operational Specifications

    Networked Stepper Motor Controller / Drive
    Current rating4.0 Arms
    Available commands-Absolute Move
    -Relative Move
    -Hold Move
    -Resume Move
    -Immediate Stop
    -Homing
    -Jogging
    -Registration Move
    -Indexed Move
    -Blend Moves
    -Reset Errors
    -Preset Position
    -reset Encoder Position
    -Electronic Gearing (only when the SD4840E2 is configured to use a quadrature encoder)
    Motor Step per Revolution ResolutionProgrammable to any value between 200 and 32,767 steps per revolution. The SD4840E2 uses variable step size motion for extreme smoothness regardless of programmed resolution.
    Maximum velocitymotor/load dependent
    Output current0.1A - 4.0A rms selectable in 0.1 amp increments, programmable over the network
    Maximum operating temp.(-20° to 50°C) ambient temperature
    Idle currentProgrammable from 0% to 100% programmed motor current in 1% increments. Motor current is reduced to selected level if there is no motion for 1.5 seconds. Current is restored to full value when motion is started.
    Motor connectionsEight lead series or parallel, six lead series or center tapped, or four lead motors using a four pin motor connector.
    Included connectorsMS-2x11 - I/O connector
    MS-4M - motor connector
    MountingThe SD4840E2 can be mounted on the following DIN Rail types

    -EN 05 022 - 35 x 7.5 (35 x 7.5 mm)

    If you are only installing one SD4840E2 module instead of an interconnected stack, then you can also use the following DIN rail.

    -EN 05 022 - 35 x 15 (35 x 15 mm)

    Hardware protection

    Networked Stepper Motor Controller / Drive
    Hardware protection -Short circuit protection - phase to phase and phase to ground.
    -Overtemperature circuitry.

    Accessories

    Stepper Motors

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