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Inovance launches PLC & servo at Nuremberg’s SPS show

Inovance launches PLC & servo at Nuremberg’s SPS show

December 3, 2022 2:43 pm

Inovance Technology Europe attended the SPS Nuremberg trade show for the first time, presenting the European face of a fast-growing $3 billion industrial automation company, showcasing its complete motion solution package.

Inovance Technology Europe, the Stuttgart-based European arm of global industrial automation company Inovance, launched four new products for the European market: the high-performance Easy Series PLC, the GL20 I/O modules, the AC703 IPC motion controllers, and the SV670 servo drive series. The company also represented the MD800 compact AC drive which had never before been seen at the SPS show and gave an advanced preview of the SV680 servo drive. The launch happened at an in-person press conference at SPS. At the event, Inovance also reported rapid growth, both globally and in Europe, revealing that global sales have hit $3 billion and explaining how Inovance has invested significantly in Europe for the long term, with an office network that includes Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as Turkey, and a fast-growing European team.

Inovance has achieved fast growth globally and in Europe over the last three years. The company now has a large team in Europe, spread across an office network that includes Stuttgart (the European HQ), Bordeaux, Milan, Istanbul, and Barcelona, as well as a network of European distributors. At its Stuttgart HQ, Inovance has important R&D facilities for developing real-time machine control software. Additionally, the company has employed a team of product managers who work closely with OEM customers to understand and define the optimal solution for their needs. Inovance also employs a strong team of European application engineers to advise and support customers.

A complete motion solution package

The company offers a complete motion solution package that includes motion controllers, servo drives with EtherCAT and servo motors, HMIs, and LV and MV AC drive. The Easy Series is a high-performance, compact, EtherCAT-enabled PLC among four launched products. The highly compact GL20 I/O modules are 2/3 smaller than Inovance’s previous generation product and offer a minimum cycle time of 125 microseconds. The AC703 IPC motion controller offers a CODESYS (IEC 61131-3) programming environment, up to 32 axes control, a Webvisu server, EoE support, IIoT capability and safe shut-down (without the need for an additional UPS). Finally, the SV670 single-axis pulse servo drive offers high performance, enhanced functionality, and true flexibility.

Meanwhile, alongside the product launches, Inovance offered a preview of the SV680 servo drive with advanced functional safety functions -including FSoE- and extremely high performance and presented the MD800 AC multidrive at SPS for the first time. While MD800 was launched late last year, it has just been seen at SPS due to last year’s show cancellation. MD800 is a compact AC multidrive designed to answer European OEMs’ call for reduced installation costs and smaller machine cabinets.

David Bedford Guaus, Strategic Marketing Manager for AC drives and servos at Inovance Technology Europe, says, “It’s a fascinating time for Inovance Technology Europe right now. With the resources of a $3 billion global corporation behind us, we are investing heavily in Europe for growth and are constantly winning new customers and recruiting new staff. Unlike many drives and automation companies, we can supply products immediately and with short lead times.”

“There are two things that are particularly exciting about Inovance: one is the chance to play a big part in building a pan-European company from the ground up. The other is our product range. We have one of the complete product ranges of any industrial automation company, as reflected in the fact that, in 2021, we invested 9.4 percent of revenues, and fully 20 percent of our global headcount, into R&D. Our product range, including LV and MV AC drives, servos, motion control, PLCs, HMIs, CNCs, and 6 axes and SCARA robots.” 

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