Q: How many I/Os are provided by the IM-305?
A: There are 64 I/Os on the IM-305 (32 inputs and 32 outputs) up to 4 IM-305s can be daisy chained together for a total of 256 points of additional I/O.
Q: Are single source packages with drives and motors available?
A: Yes, total ServoWorks CNC or SMP general motion control packages with Panasonic MINAS A4N/A5N-series servo drives and motors, or with YASKAWA Sigma II, Sigma III or Sigma V servo drives (with a choice of MECHATROLINK II, MECHATROLINK III or VersioBus II servo communications), are available.
Soft Servo Systems has a sales and technical partnership with Panasonic Corporation allowing us to offer Panasonic MINAS A4N/A5N-series servo drives and motors to our customers.
Soft Servo Systems also has a long standing business and technical partnership with YASKAWA Electric Corporation. This allowed us to be the first company in the United States to offer Sigma III servo drives with MECHATROLINK II servo communications, and one of the first third-party motion control providers of a system combining MECHATROLINK III and Sigma V technologies. These complete and economical CNC solutions for MECHATROLINK interface systems include world wide support.
We constantly work with Panasonic Corporation and YASKAWA Electric Corporation on providing the best motion control solutions for our customers.