Motion Control

For motion control? with IIoT functions

With intelligence to more efficiency

Smart servo axis for motion control comes with IIoT functions

An innovative motion control concept that reduces complexity and provides modern, intelligent possibilities for IIoT and so creates benefits for OEMs and machine operators. Our smart servo axis achieves up to 20 percent faster cycle times. The solution also shows its advantages in engineering.

Powerful, compact, safe

Lenze has designed its smart servo axis as a powerhouse with high scalability. The combination of i950 inverter, g700 planetary gearbox and m850 synchronous motor covers high-precision positioning tasks as well as dynamic handling and assembly applications, robotics, or conveyor solutions. At the same time, the i950 presents itself as a comprehensive data source for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and service models based on it - the smart inverter makes the use of additional sensors unnecessary.

Technical details are available on the product page:

i950 servo inverters

Auto-tuning: Control parameters optimally set??

The data-based, automatic tuning of the controller cascade in the i950 servo inverter makes work noticeably easier and improves performance. ??

Through direct measurement on the real track, the inverter automatically adapts to the system during auto-tuning and is optimally adjusted. The result: an optimised, reproducible controller setting in little time without the need for expert knowledge or experience in the field of control technology.?

Deep-dive with Dr. Johannes Kühn, Head of Control Engineering, Motion Control and Robotics at Lenze.

Our smart servo highlights

How mechanics, electronics and digitalization combine

The user demands more intelligent and flexible machines. Because efficiency is also supposed to increase at the same time, constant upgrading - more sensors, more interfaces, more computing power - does not lead to the goal. Lenze's answer is: more performance despite less complexity, more data despite less hardware, better services through more intelligence and consistent orientation towards future-proof technologies such as IIoT. The smart servo axis as a strong motion control element in Lenze's automation system combines several approaches that bring time and cost advantages for the OEM and at the same time support the user's productivity goals. Mechanics, electronics and digitalization thus combine to create an intelligent solution.

Dynamic control performance

Increase the cycle rate of the machine by up to 20 %

The Faults and deviations are corrected much faster than with standard inverters on the market. As a result, the target value is restored in less time, and the deviation from normal operation of the servo axis is only minimal. That is because the inverter's optimized kinematics take into account both the drive axis itself and the control path behind it.

During operation, this pays off twice over. On the one hand, there is the high precision in positioning. On the other hand, in the higher speed that can be driven.

This advantage adds up to a 20 percent higher cycle rate viewed over the entire machine. For the user, this means a considerable gain in performance and efficiency!