Servodrives on Firewire

Ormec’s new ServoWire drive network uses the Firewire standard to create a 200Mbps, digital network for industrial servodrives.

The protocol is implemented in a new series of ServoWire servodrives, interfaced to an Orion industrial PC based via new Axis modules that offer a ServoWire interface. Eight servodrives can be controlled by a single ServoWire Axis module, at loop rates up to 2kHz. Four axes can be controlled at a 4kHz rate.