SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand has added the LECSN-T series of AC servo motor drivers (network card type) to its product offering in the region.

The series supports three types of network cards, particularly PROFINET, EtherCAT, and EtherNet/IP.

SMC digital transformation and global accounts manager Jozef Ceh said the introduction of this series adds another level of smart flexibility, further enhancing the company’s local offering of its AC cylinder range.

“This is testament to SMC’s commitment to the local market, while showcasing our ability to support a broader range of specifications,” said Ceh. “All drivers are fitted – as standard – with a Safe Torque Off (STO) safety function, adhering to the highest level of ISO safety certification.

“It is equipped with a 22-bit encoder which can be utilised as an incremental or absolute coordinate system and can accommodate motors ranging from 100-750W.”

The new LECSN-T series is now available through SMC ANZ.

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