FM Modules

FM Modules

Modular functionality for EN & MDS series servo drives

FM controls are application/function modules that provide added functionality to EN Series and MDS drives. These modules mount directly to the front of any EN Series or MDS drive, a convenient and economical solution for existing installations with limited mounting space and users wishing to stock drives and not controls. Currently, there are seven FM control modules from which to choose, depending upon the level of control needed.

Every FM module provides:

  • Unique control enhancements
  • 8 additional optically-isolated digital inputs for a total of 12
  • 4 additional optically-isolated digital outputs for a total of 7

Every FM module has:

  • Modbus RTU standard via the drive
  • Free, field-upgradable firmware
  • Free software and software upgrades
  • Two-year warranty

Every FM Module is:

  • Easy to install
  • Easy to program
  • Easy to use
Features Specifications Downloads

FM-2 Indexing Module

The FM-2 module enhances EN & MDS drives by adding positioning capability including Jog, Home, Index functions including Position Tracker – Fieldbus Indexing. The FM-2 also includes additional I /O providing 8 digital inputs and 4 digital outputs.

Programmable I/O

  • Unique Control Enhancements
  • 8 additional optically-isolated digital Inputs for a total of 12
  • 4 additional optically isolated digital Outputs for a total of 7

Indexing

  • 16 Indexes
  • Position Tracker™ – Fieldbus Indexing
  • Chaining index capability
  • Chain indexes to home
  • Compound Indexing

Jogging and Homing

  • 2 jog velocities
  • Homing
  • Home to sensor
  • Home to marker
  • Home to sensor/marker

Alternate Mode

  • Analog Velocity
  • Analog Torque (with Speed Limit)
  • Pulse Mode

User Units

  • Distance
  • Velocity
  • Time Scale
  • Acceleration
  • Software Oscilloscope
  • Auto-Tune

 

 

FM-2 Indexing Module

FM-2 Application Examples

  • Clutch-brake replacement
  • Extend-retract arm 
  • Indexing table 
  • Indexing conveyor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating information is set up via our free configuration software PowerTools. The FM-2 is designed to be extremely easy to set up and run. This saves time and money during installation and also makes long term support a breeze. For any simple point to point motion application, the FM-2 indexer is the right choice.

 

FM-3E Programming Module

The FM-3E Ethernet module transforms the EN & MDS into a fully programmable single-axis motion controller, and adds 8 digital inputs and 4 digital outputs. Profibus (FM-3PB) and DeviceNet (FM-3DN) options are also available.

The FM-3E Ethernet Programming Module allows the user to create programs to sequence motion, I/O control, and other machine operations in one environment. These programs used in conjunction with the Assignments or “virtual wiring” feature, provide the user with a powerful and easy-to-use programming environment.

  • User-defined Units for Distance, Velocity, Acceleration/Deceleration and Torque
  • User Programs
  • Synchronized Motion
  • Global and Index PLS’s
  • S-Curve Acceleration and Deceleration
  • User Variables
  • Analog Input
  • Supports 57 Indexes
  • Ethernet (-3E), DeviceNet (-3DN ) or Profibus (-3PB) Options
  • Software Oscilloscope
  • Auto-Tune

FM-3E Programming Module

 FM-3E Application Examples

  • Tension control
  • Flying cut off 
  • Auger filler 
  • Registration control 
  • Slip compensation

With removable terminal block connectors for I/O and a pluggable sync cable for master encoder connections, setup of the FM-3E hardware is quick and clean. For diagnostics, the LCD keypad display on the front of the module gives the user a quick and handy way to change parameters, monitor feedback parameters, check module and drive revisions, change baud rates, view I/O states, and much more! Profibus (FM-3PB) and DeviceNet (FM-3DN) options are also available.

 

FM-4E Advanced Programming Module

The FM-4E Advanced Programming module has taken all of the features and flexibility of the FM-3E, and added the ability to create complex motion profiles for sophisticated applications.

The FM-4E adds versatility and extends functionality by including high speed data capture, summation of multiple motion profiles, position capture object, queuing, multiple profile summation, program multi-tasking, and an array of parameters suitable for even the toughest applications. Profibus (FM-4PB) and DeviceNet (FM-4DN) options are also available.

  • Program Multitasking
  • Multiple Profile Summation
  • Queuing
  • User Configurable Capture Objects
  • Ethernet (-4E), DeviceNet (-4DN ) or Profibus (-4PB) Options
  • User-defined Units for Distance, Velocity, Acceleration/Deceleration and Torque
  • User Programs
  • Synchronized Motion
  • Global and Index PLS’s
  • S-Curve Acceleration and Deceleration
  • User Variables
  • Analog Input
  • Supports 57 Indexes
  • Software Oscilloscope
  • Auto-Tune

 FM-4E Advanced Programming Module

FM-4E Application Examples

  • Random infeed conveyor
  • Merge conveyor 
  • Rotary knife 
  • High speed labeling 
  • Phase synchronization 
  • Electronic gearing 
  • Point-to-point positioning 
  • Thermoforming 
  • Web control

 

The FM-4E module is the perfect solution for applications with complex motion profiles such as a random infeed conveyor, rotary knife, or high speed labeling machine. Using the same software as the FM-3E, PowerTools Pro makes programming the FM-4E quick and easy. Profibus (FM-4PB) and DeviceNet (FM-4DN) options are also available.

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