To transition to Industry 4.0 / IIoT applications, cyber-physical systems will demand even more flexibility, particularly around physical movement. Renesas offers extensive experience with motion and drive solutions being used today in leading automation systems.

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AC Servo

The AC servo system used in machine tools, industrial robots, and variety of other manufacturing machinery precisely controls the rotor position, rotation direction, rotation speed, and torque of servo motors. Features such as fast calculation, the ability to generate and output multiple waveforms, and feedback control are necessary to achieve fast response to changes in load, improved stopping accuracy, and minimal vibration. 

AC Drive

The AC Drive system is a variable-speed controller that precisely controls the shaft rotation speed, typically, an induction motor or synchronous motor, and is widely used in industrial machinery such as production line conveyors, cranes, elevators, fans, pumps, and compressors.

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Renesas offers a broad range of devices, software, and tools, including a kit that can be used as a reference design — all specifically designed for motor control applications.

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 IA Functional Safety

Renesas offers functional safety solutions and development tools with safety support.

 IA Security

Security is the heart of connected, smart manufacturing. Renesas provides device security technology and network security for confidential data transfer.