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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 positionvelocity 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.

Miniature OEM servo drive boards IONI

The Swiss knife of motor contol

See how IONI changes the way servo & stepping motors are controlled in 2016

Multiaxis stepper drive board
  • 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.

Motion control system with USB interface

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:

Motion controller scheme
  • 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.

IONI in hand

Everything included

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.

Encoder, SinCos, AC, BLDC, DC, STO, Homing
 

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.

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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* feature under development

Will it blend? Try it risk free.

No worries. We give you plenty of time to use the servo & stepper drive products before you decide whether to keep it or not. Granite Devices accepts product returns within three week period from delivery and pays the full amount back - no questions asked!

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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Solid as Granite

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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.

Kickstart your project

Find all the resources you need from the Granite Devices Wiki

Have a long term demand? Ask for a quote!

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IONICUBE motherboards

IONICUBE is motherboards for IONI drives enabling effortless installation of the drives. Build multiaxis motion control systems with 1 to 32 IONI drives by chaining IONICUBE motherboards.