More than ever before, machine and system manufacturers are being confronted with demands for increased productivity and availability. At the same time, pressure is constantly building to reduce the manufacturing costs for production machines. The new servo drive generation from B&R was designed to meet these challenges.

Increased Productivity

 To strike a balance between increased productivity and decreased energy consumption with a smaller footprint, machine manufacturers are shifting to lightweight construction. This reduces the masses being moved – and thus the moment of inertia – in addition to making the machines less rigid and more elastic. Virtual sensing makes it possible to control these elastic systems while retaining a high level of quality without having to use additional position sensors at the process intervention point.

Encoderless control

 The ability to use virtual position encoders eliminates the need for a position encoder, cable and evaluation unit in the servo drive, reducing the number of components while increasing availability at the same time.

Modular cooling conceept for ACOPOS P3

The ACOPOS P3 servo drive is now also available with feed-through heat sink or cold plate cooling. This reduces the use of fans and air conditioners in the control cabinet or, ideally, eliminates them altogether. Operation and maintenance costs are reduced.

ACOPOS P3 CoolingSome key features

  • No additional maintenance required
  • No additional fans in the control cabinet
  • The right solution for every machine


69% smaller footprint with maximum power density

The ACOPOS P3 is offered as a 1-, 2- or 3-axis drive and covers a power spectrum ranging from 0.6 to 18 kW, or 1.6 to 44 amps. With a housing as compact as a conventional 1-axis drive, the 3-axis drive reduces cabinet space requirements by 69%.