In our previous blog, we explored what SCS open link is and how well it fits with advancing drive systems. This fully digital, single-cable protocol provides the servo-motor market with a much-needed nonproprietary standard—creating greater flexibility when it comes to encoder selection. But the advantages don’t end there.

Let’s take a closer look at how SCS open link benefits end-users, as well as drive and machine manufacturers:

Flexible installation for end-users. SCS open link supports two- and four-wire applications, reducing the number of connectors and making installation fast and easy. For one, this design saves on material costs and the labor required to get things up and running. It also reduces installation space, which comes in handy in tight spaces. And finally, less components ultimately means less weight, which boosts the energy efficiency of your system.

A fast, reliable interface for drive manufacturers. SCS open link features fast transmission rates up to 10 MBaud and short controller cycles up to 32 KHz—opening even more application possibilities for manufacturers. Because it utilizes RS-485 as its transmission standard, you can use it reliably over distances up to 100 m and in electrically noisy applications, such as industrial control systems. It is also downward compatible, allowing seamless interoperability with legacy systems.

Future-ready technology for machine manufacturers. SCS open link helps you keep up with the demands of Industry 4.0 and the developing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It lets you connect additional secondary sensors, for example, as well as add condition monitoring capabilities to your drive system. Its single-cable design also saves on space—a compelling advantage as the industry shifts toward developing and deploying smaller drive systems.

To learn more about SCS open link and single-cable solution, visit our SCS solutions page.