Using BoschRexroth Drives with LinuxCNC

21 Oct 2013 02:02 - 21 Oct 2013 02:09 #40098 by roschi
Hello Community,

I found it interessting that it is possible to use industrial Servo Motors and drives with LinuxCNC.
So I post here my first approaches towards a machine which use "industrial" servos.

- pos and speed command send over bus to drives (1kHz)
- pos, speed and cirrent control loop on the drive
- high resolution encoders

My Setup:
- Thinkpad T60
- Bosch Rexroth Indra Drive Cs (drives, any Indradrives with EtherCAT would work, Indradrive Cs on web )
- Bosch Rexroth Indra Dyn S MSM (motors)
- Beckhoff EK1100, EL1004, EL2004
- EtherCat Softmaster from (
- HAL drive for EtherCat from (S. Ittner, (see: link1 , repos , related post from S. Ittner )

View first demonstration video on
Video on Youtube

Best regards

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Last edit: 21 Oct 2013 02:09 by roschi.
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