IONI Servo & Stepper Drive
IONI drives virtually any type of industrial servo motor including AC, Brushless DC, Brush DC, Linear servo motors and stepping motors from 5 Watt to 700 Watts.
Whether the application requires position, velocity or torque operating mode, IONI handles them all out-of-the-box. Built-in motion profiler enables simple point-to-point moves as well as continuous synchronous motion tracking.
The Swiss knife of motor contol
See how IONI changes the way servo & stepping motors are controlled in 2018
- Build low cost multiaxis systems
Chain IONICUBE motherboards to form 1 to 32 axis systems. Install them centralized or distributed to near motors.
- Advantage of high dynamic range torque control
One drive to rule them all - thanks to High Dynamic Range Torque control, IONI seamlessly drives motors from 5 W to 500 W with ultimate smoothness
- 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
- Relax, you can rely on it
Device protections include over current, short circuit, over voltage, under voltage, over temperature and I2t protections and communication error detection
The value of simplicity
IONI reduces the number of motion control components to the bare minimum. A typical PC controlled multi-axis 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 ARGON drive allowing mixing different kinds of drives.
In addition to SimpleMotion bus, IONI 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.
Part of your system
Commands to IONI servo drive can be delivered in many formats and from many sources, such as PC, PLC, microcontroller (i.e. Arduino, MBED and OEM boards) or embedded computers like Raspberry Pi. IONI understands several forms of setpoint commands:
- Step & direction digital signals (typical stepper drive interface, good for position control)
- Analog +/-10V signal (good for speed or torque control)
- PWM signal (good for speed or torque control)
- RS485 serial bus (talks SimpleMotion bus protocol, open source library available)
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.
Small outside, big inside
IONI servo drive was made possible by building on the latest and greatest components available today. This do not only save space, but also drastically reduce number of parts to be paid and fail.
IONI is solely made out of the highest grade components from the most reputable hi-tech companies such as Texas Instruments, ST Microelectronics and Infineon.
Hardware of IONI has been designed from ground up without any historical payload. This not only costs less but also yields unforeseen flexibility and reliability.
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 record time.
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|
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
||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, SIL2+ compliant||2-way, SIL2+ compliant||2-way, SIL2+ compliant||3-way, SIL2+ compliant|
|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), Absolute serial encoders: BiSS B, BiSS C, SSI, AMS 5311||Incremental encoders, SinCos encoder (16, 64 and 256X interpolation), Absolute serial encoders: BiSS B, BiSS C, SSI, AMS 5311||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|
|Buy now||Buy now||Buy now||Buy now|
* feature under development
Solid as Granite
IONI has been constructed from the components of the most reputable suppliers like Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics and Murata to guarantee the maximum service life. Also integrated surge protectors exceeding the requirements of IEC 61000-4-2 ESD standard will prevent damage induced by the outer world.