Development of Network Plug-in Actuator
Takuya Izuchi*, Munetoshi Hotta*, Takeo Oomichi*,
Shigeo Seki**, and Junji Koyama***
*Meijo University, 1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8502, Japan
**Tamagawa Seiki Co., Ltd., 1020 Kega, Iida, Nagano, Japan
***Harmonic Drive Systems Inc., 1856-1 Hotakamaki, Azumino, Nagano 399-8305, Japan
We propose an intelligent connector (ICN) that uses a network plug-in actuator (NPA) or an intelligent connector (ICN) to reduce the number of signal and power cables and integrates an AC servomotor and motor drive with serial signal wires using a controller area Network (CAN). The ICN connects the NPA and a controller such as a personal computer and connects different networks such as the Ethernet, CAN, IEEE1394, or USB. We developed an NPA series from 5 W to 750 W and verified their functions. We also evaluated the ICN performance using the NPA. This system was installed on an “econovehicle” and its effectiveness was successfully demonstrated.
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