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Argon Servo Drive

Versatile servo drive ARGON supports virtually any type of industrial servo motor including AC, Brushless DC, Brush DC and Linear motors. 

Whether the application requires position, velocity or torque operating mode, Argon handles them all out-of-the-box. Built-in motion profiler enables simple point-to-point moves as well as continuous synchronous motion tracking.

Motor's best friend

See how Argon changes the way servo motors are controlled in 2016

Servo drive and AC servo motors
  • High dynamic range torque control

Maximized versatility - thanks to HDRT, a single model drives AC, BLDC, Linear and DC servo motors from 50 W to 1500 W

  • Open source architecture

Argon has an dedicated ARM CPU for user's custom functionality

  • Eliminate axis limit switches

Internal axis homing function with sensorless hard-stop detection mode and soft travel limits eliminates the need of physical end-of-travel switches and their wiring

  • Ruggedness taken to the max

Device protections include over current, short circuit, over voltage, under voltage, over temperature and I2t protections, internal fuse and communication error detection

  • Safety built in

3-way redundant safe torque off with motor braking

The value of simplicity

ARGON reduces the number of motion control components to the bare minimum. A typical PC controlled multiaxis system can be implemented by using direct USB or RS485 driven SimpleMotion field bus to the servo drives. The same bus carries a dedicated safety stopping circuit without additional wiring. The wiring scheme is  compatible with IONI drive allowing mixing different kinds of drives.

In addition to SimpleMotion bus, ARGON also reads traditional control signals, such as pulse & direction, PWM, and analog velocity reference out of the box. In such case, SimpleMotion is only used for drive configuration with Granity.

Motion control system with USB interface

Everything included

Hardware of Argon has been designed from ground up without any historical payload. This not only costs less but also yields unforeseen flexibility and reliability.

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Real-time requirements? Not one of your problems.

Implement your multi-axis motion control application with SimpleMotion buffered motion stream API and break free from the need of real-time motion controller.

User application just fills-up drive buffers with position setpoints and drives will run the commands synchronously based on their internal precision clocks. This allows host motion controller to be just an ordinary non-realtime PC application.

Best of all? Everything can be done over omnipresent USB or RS485 port.

If hard real-time control is required, SimpleMotion bus also supports instantenous commands up to 20 kHz command rate.

Configuration tool that makes you smile

Goodbye frustration, hello future! Granity makes setup and tuning of servo motor a breeze. Combined with walk-through online documentation, motors are fully configured and running in the industry record time.

Servo configuration tool

How it compares

Drive IONI IONI Pro IONI Pro HC ARGON
Mates with Low voltage servo or stepping motors. See motor compatibility guide. Low voltage servo or stepping motors. See motor compatibility guide. Low voltage servo or stepping motor. See motor compatibility guide. High voltage servo motors. See motor compatibility guide.
Motors AC, BLDC, DC, Linear, Stepper AC, BLDC, DC, Linear, Stepper AC, BLDC, DC, Linear, Stepper AC, BLDC, DC, Linear
Output power

250 W passive cooling

500 W forced air cooling

250 W passive cooling

600 W forced air cooling

350 W passive cooling

800 W forced air cooling

600 W passive cooling

1800 W forced air cooling

Motor size
5 – 400 W 5 – 500 W 20 – 700 W 50 – 1500 W
Control modes Torque, Velocity, Position Torque, Velocity, Position Torque, Velocity, Position Torque, Velocity, Position
Safe torque off
2-way 2-way 2-way 3-way
Control sources SimpleMotion V2, pulse & direction, quadrature, analog, PWM SimpleMotion V2, EtherCAT*, pulse & direction, quadrature, analog, PWM SimpleMotion V2, EtherCAT*, pulse & direction, quadrature, analog, PWM SimpleMotion V2, EtherCAT*, pulse & direction, quadrature, analog, PWM
Homing function Yes, advanced Yes, advanced Yes, advanced Yes, advanced
Feedback devices Incremental encoder Incremental encoders, SinCos encoder (16, 64 and 256X interpolation) Incremental encoders, SinCos encoder (16, 64 and 256X interpolation) Incremental encoder, Resolver
Supply voltage 5 – 52 VDC 5 – 52 VDC 5 – 55 VDC 85- 264 VAC / 45 – 380 VDC
Output current Up to 15 A continuous Up to 18 A continuous Up to 25 A continuous Up to 12 A Continuous, 18 A peak
Dimensions 69.5 × 36.5 × 6.5 mm 69.5 × 36.5 × 6.5 mm 69.5 × 36.5 × 6.5 mm 51 × 197 × 127 mm
Warranty  12 months 24 months 24 months 24 months
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Refund policy is world wide and automatically applies to all orders between €200-2 000. For greater amounts, you may request a custom trial period.

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