The SilverNugget™ N3-IX is a servo motor controller/driver designed to operate QCI’s line of NEMA 34 frame I-Grade, high torque, direct drive, hybrid servo motors through two motor interface cables, motor power and encoder feedback. The N3-IX includes a Controller/Indexer, Digital Driver, and Active Power Clamp with internal clamp resistor. Serial communications and IO, as well as processor power are accessed through a High Density DB15 connector (SMI). CANopen is available on a separate DB 9 connector. Power and external clamp resistor are available through a 5 pin 5W5 connector.
The 15 pin SMI interface includes 7 I/O, all of which support both LVTTL and analog signals, and one of which also supports 0 to 10v analog input. A hardware drive enable are also included. Communication is available via CANopen and RS-485 serial, which may be operated simultaneously.