B&R improves its efficiency with Acopos P3 servo drives

Acopos P3 servo supports all common power supply systems

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The B&R Acopos P3 servo drive is compatible with all common power supply systems worldwide.
The B&R Acopos P3 servo drive is compatible with all common power supply systems worldwide.

B&R’s Acopos P3 servo drive can be used in machines regardless of where they are deployed. Machine builders save the cost of building different machine variants for each country because the Acopos P3 is compatible with all common power supply systems worldwide.

B&R’s servo drive now supports TN-S and TN-C-S systems with a grounded outer conductor and TT and IT systems with a grounded outer conductor. That makes it possible to use the servo drive in more applications than ever. It also enables OEMs to reduce the number of machine variants since they no longer need isolation transformers or additional filters for use in different countries.

Acopos P3 delivers high performance in a compact design

With a power density of six amperes in a liter, the Acopos P3 is a highly efficient servo drive able to control up to three axes. Safety functions in accordance with SIL 3 / PL e can also be integrated upon request.

It also delivers excellent dynamics and precision, with a minimum sampling time of just 50 microseconds for the entire controller cascade. All that performance is combined with a compact design. The Acopos P3 reduces the amount of space used in the control cabinet by up to 69%.

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