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Frequently asked questions about igus® dryve systems

igus® produces and tests two motor controllers, suitable for all sorts of motors and applications. Find out more below.

The drylin® dryve D1 is designed for direct control of EC, BLDC, and stepper motors on single axes such as linear belt drives, or single lead screw drives. The dryve D1 can also be used alongside other dryve D1s under any PLC to control multi-axis systems such as the delta robot or gantries. When used alone, the dryve D1 can control single linear modules.

The drylin® dryve D3 is designed to directly control DC motors on single axes such as belt drives or lead screws for simple, linear motions at different speeds and from various starting positions.

A drylin® dryve D1 is a motor controller (for BLDC, EC, stepper, and DC motors), designed by igus to solve issues such as long commissioning times and communication troubles. With its quick and easy setup and without needing a programme or app to configure, just a web browser, alongside its popular CANopen and Modbus TCP protocols it is an obvious choice for many applications.

A drylin® dryve D3 is a motor controller (for DC motors), designed by igus® for solving issues such as long commissioning times and over-engineered solutions. The D3 does not need any software or programming knowledge to setup, it is ideal for simple instructions at variable speeds.

The D1 and D3 dryves were developed and are tested at the igus® headquarters in Cologne, Germany. Testing is continuously applied with current and prospective applications which, since the development of dryve, maintains the constant examination of the functions and capacities of the D1 and D3 dryves.

At igus® UK, we also test each dryve and hold many in stock for demos with customers and further testing. Our customers use D1 and D3 for a wide range of different applications which helps us to further examine our dryves and build on our training and support of these products. Moreover, with users stretching across the length and breadth of the UK, igus® is able to monitor use of its dryves in many different industries.

In addition, by sharing information across our subsidiaries, igus is able to identify and iron out any issues faced by our customers, such as downloading updates, commissioning the dryves, or simply amending data sheets for these products ourselves.

You can even test it for yourself online via this link.

The dryve D1 is being used in many different industries, and we continue to hear from new customers with novel applications for these neat, little motor controllers.

Some examples of D1 applications are:

  • applying film to smartphone screens
  • labelling and marking of pharmaceuticals from a conveyor belt
  • adjustable door cleaning service
  • priming for installing car headlights
  • supermarket tray stacking
  • machine tool guard operation

Every application is unique, and with some expert help from our engineers and some investigation into the best solution for a problem we will find the right motor controller for your application.

Get in touch with the Low Cost Automation Product Manager, Adam Sanjurgo, asanjurgo@igus.co.uk find out more.

The dryve D3 is being used in many different industries, and we continue to hear from new customers with novel applications for these neat, little motor controllers.

Some examples of D3 applications include:

  • remote setting and fine adjustment on a roof tile manufacturer’s guide wheel – on the production line
  • raising and lowering of a screen: in a theatre or sports stadium
  • acid spraying in a medical application
  • adjustment of a scrap run-off machine
  • catenary setting gauge

Every application is unique, and with some expert help from our engineers and some investigation into the best solution for a problem we will find the right motor controller for your application.

Get in touch with the Low Cost Automation Product Manager, Adam Sanjurgo, asanjurgo@igus.co.uk find out more.

The dryve D1 can be used to control DC, EC and stepper motors.

The logic voltage supply is 12-24V and the load voltage supply is 12-48V.

None!

24V / 2.5A

The dryve D3 can control DC motors.

None!