The new DrivAx family
The new DrivAx family

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hydraulics of tomorrow

Efficient drive technology for high productivity

DrivAx servo drives are suitable for all linear movements requiring high forces and precision. They consist of a variable speed pump and a servo motor, which simultaneously serves as drive and control for the actuator. DrivAx drives make hydraulics more economical and sustainable. Only the actual amount of power needed for the process is generated from electrical energy. Hence, DrivAx servo drives use up to 80% less energy than conventional hydraulic systems. It’s not just the environment that benefits.

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Reduce complexity – increase productivity

    DrivAx – compact, powerful,
    user-friendly

     
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    Voith Turbo DrivAx servo drives

    Easily integrated, rapidly enabled
    DrivAx drives are compact, optionally self-contained systems and therefore very easy to integrate into machines. A mechanical interface, an electrical connection, and data connections for the sensor system are all that is needed. As there is no need for complex power unit pipings, valve technology cabling, and filtering of the hydraulic fluid, you save a lot of time while designing and commissioning your machine. For lean mechanical engineering without compromise.

    Voith Turbo DrivAx Servoantriebe

    Less is always more – no servo valves required
    The drive technology of the future works without a complex infrastructure. DrivAx drives are based on a combination of a servo motor and a variable speed pump. Control valves and a power unit are no longer required. The servo motor drives the system and precisely controls the force, movement, and position of the actuator. It’s not just your operating costs that are reduced. Less is more.

    Voith Turbo DrivAx Servoantriebe

    The allrounder with a modular set-up
    DrivAx servo drives supports all common standard interfaces, enabling them to be easily integrated into existing machines. Various pre-configured modules allow optimal dimensioning of the system, precisely matching to your application. Furthermore, the drive can be scaled and synchronized to cover all conceivable force spectra. The allrounder for all applications.

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    For more sustainable hydraulics

      Saves electricity, oil, and CO2emissions

      Voith Turbo DrivAx Servoantriebe

      Keep cool – significantly lower cooling power
      No proportional valves, but the pump regulates the volume flow and pressure. Only as much electrical energy as the process actually requires is converted into power. Efficiency at its best. At the same time, cooling requirements, electricity costs and CO2 emissions are reduced.

      Voith Turbo DrivAx Servoantriebe

      Less oil, good for the environment
      As DrivAx servo drives require neither a power unit nor complex piping. Hydraulic fluid can be reduced by up to 90%. And that’s good news not just for the environment. Green light for clean technology.

      Voith Turbo DrivAx Servoantriebe

      Increase productivity, save resources
      DrivAx drives are highly productive while protecting the environment, climate and resources. This drive technology is developed for the industry of tomorrow. This is how sustainable hydraulics work, that simultaneously maintain a high level of cost-efficiency.

      Hydraulics for today and tomorrow

        Welcome to the future – more operating time, less maintenance

        Voith Turbo DrivAx Servoantriebe

        Intelligent solutions for Industry 4.0
        DrivAx servo drives work precisely, with high forces, while paving the way for sustainable, climate-friendly production processes. Intelligent sensors and electronics control, regulate and monitor the drive system, which not only enables high machine productivity but also gives the system diagnostic capability and prepares it for predictive maintenance and other Industry 4.0 applications.

        Voith Turbo DrivAx Servoantriebe

        The reliable endurance runner
        DrivAx servo drives are compact power packs with a high level of endurance and low maintenance. The actuator is practically wear-free in operation, while proven pump technology and reduced system complexity guarantee long maintenance intervals. Compared to electromechanical solutions, the lifetime is increased by 80%, even in highly demanding operating conditions. Higher productivity and efficiency in every respect.

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          Motor pump combination
          Servo drives consist of a servo motor and a variable-speed pump. Thus, they combine the advantages of hydraulics with the benefits of servo drives: High power densities, low inertias and robust drive elements meet dynamic and precise speed control. The result: energy consumption is reduced by up to 80%. Also heat and noise emissions as well as the complexity of the system are reduced compared to classic hydraulic drives.

          DrivAx IPS

          DrivAx IPS is a hydraulic variable speed drive suitable for all applications with high power density and high dynamics

          Consisting of a servomotor and an internal gear pump, the DrivAx IPS variable speed pump drive combines energy efficiency with high power density and robustness of hydraulics.

          Unlike to conventional, valve-controlled hydraulic systems, the DrivAx IPS offers performance on demand. This means: the volume flow and pressure are regulated by the electric motor and the internal gear pump. In the partial load range and outside the machine cycle, the system can work at reduced speeds or stop. DrivAx IPS not only reduces noise by up to 20 dB(A), but also energy consumption by up to 80%, while minimizing the CO2-emissions. In addition, the lower average pump speed lowers the oil temperature in the system and minimizes the cost and energy required to cool the hydraulic system. Operators benefit from total operating costs (TCO) reduced by up to 35%. Hydraulic power units and complex piping can be omitted or reduced to a minimum.

          DrivAx IPS offers simple integration and allows the construction of compact, low-noise machines with higher functionality and productivity at the same time.

          Advantages and Benefits

          DrivAx IPS Doppelpumpe
          Industry 4.0 – ready
           
          Optimal capacity adjustment and reduced cooling capacity
           
          Easy system integration and commissioning
          High availability and low operating costs
           
          High dynamics and productivity
          Energy savings of up to 80 % and conserving resources 
           
          DrivAx IPS Doppelpumpe
           

          Main components:

          • internal gear pump
          • servomotor
          • bell housing
          • coupling

          Applications:

          • Mechanical engineering
          • Plastics machinery
          • Die-casting machines
          • Presses
          • Machine tools
          • Metallurgy
          • Woodworking machinery

          DrivAx RQ4

          DrivAx RQ4 is a hydraulic variable speed drive suitable for all applications with high power density and high dynamics

          Consisting of a servomotor and a directly mounted radial piston pump, the DrivAx RQ4 variable speed pump drive combines energy efficiency with high power density and robustness of hydraulics.

          Unlike conventional, valve controlled hydraulic systems the DrivAx RQ4 offers power on demand. This means: flow and pressure are controlled via the electric motor and the radial piston pump. In the part load range and outside the machine cycle, the system can thereby operate at lower speeds or stop operation at all. Thus, DrivAx RQ4 variable speed pump drives reduce not only noise by up to 20 dB(A), but also energy consumption by up to 70% while minimizing the CO2-emissions. In addition, the lower average pump speed lowers the oil temperature of the system, minimizing the cost and energy required to cool the hydraulic system. While operators benefit from reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 35%, hydraulic power units and complex piping are a thing of the past for machine builders.

          The compact design of DrivAx RQ4 offers easy integration and along with reduced cooling and elimination of most noise containment components, it helps machine builders to maintaining a small machine footprint, while increasing functionality.

          Advantages and Benefits

          Hald
          Industry 4.0 – ready
           
          Compact and directly flanged
          Easy system integration and commissioning
          High availability and low operating costs
          High dynamics and productivity
          Energy-saving and resource-saving
           
          Hald
           

          Main components:

          • radial piston pump
          • servomotor

          Applications:

          • Mechanical engineering
          • Plastics machinery
          • Die-casting machines
          • Presses
          • Machine tools
          • Metallurgy
          • Woodworking machinery

          DrivAx IQ4

          DrivAx IQ4 is a hydraulic variable speed drive suitable for all applications with high power density and high dynamics

          Consisting of a servomotor and a directly mounted internal gear pump, the DrivAx IQ4 variable speed pump drive combines energy efficiency and environmental cleanliness of electromechanical drives with high power density and robustness of hydraulics at a cost that provides highly attractive return on investment within 1 to 2 years.

          Unlike conventional, valve controlled hydraulic systems the DrivAx IQ4 offers power on demand. This means flow and pressure are controlled via the electric motor and the internal gear pump. In the part load range and outside the machine cycle, the system can thereby operate at lower speeds or stop operation at all. Thus, DrivAx IQ4 variable speed pump drives reduce not only noise by up to 20 dB(A), but also energy consumption by up to 70% while minimizing the CO2 footprint significantly. In addition, the lower average pump speed lowers the oil temperature of the system, minimizing the cost and energy required to cool the hydraulic system.

          While operators benefit from reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 35%, hydraulic power units and complex piping are a thing of the past for machine builders. The compact design of Voith DrivAx RQ4 offers easy integration and along with reduced cooling and elimination of most noise containment components, DrivAx IQ4 helps machine builders to maintaining a small machine footprint, while increasing functionality.
           

          DrivAx IQ4
          • DrivAx IQ4 Variable speed pump drives.
Product data sheet

            DrivAx IQ4 Variable speed pump drives. Product data sheet

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          Self-contained servo drives
          Reap the benefits of high dynamics and force, power pack free operation, overload protection and integrated sensor technology when opting for a Voith self-contained servo drive. The future-oriented drive technology is based on a servo motor, variable speed internal gear pumps and an actuator. The family of self-contained servo drives includes the DrivAx CLDP and DrivAx CLCP as well as the self-contained press drive, DrivAx PDSC.

          DrivAx CLDP

          An impressive variety of configurations combined with high dynamics

          The self-contained servo drive DrivAx CLDP offers the highest variety of configurations in the Voith servo drive family. The fully integrated hydraulic components make the DrivAx CLDP the most sought after and highly valued with its high durability, virtually wear-free operation and overload protection features. With its technological advancements, the drive is perfectly suited to industrial applications.

          Advantages and benefits

          DrivAx CLDP Hybridachse liegend
          Industry 4.0 – ready
           
           
          Drive axis ready for installation without power unit and piping
          Easy system integration and commissioning
          High availability and low operating costs
          High dynamics and productivity
          Energy-saving and resource-saving
          DrivAx CLDP Hybridachse liegend
           

          The main components of the linear servo axis DrivAx CLDP include:

          • servo motor
          • internal gear pump
          • directly coupled actuator

          Pressure and/or position sensors ensure the exact control of force and position whilst the speed and directional control of movement takes place without valve technology. Additionally, no hydraulic power pack with piping is needed for operation.

          Technical data

          Maximum force 25 kN to 500 kN
          higher forces on request
          Maximum traverse speed 70 mm/s to 1500 mm/s
          Maximum acceleration Up to 20 m/s2
          Stroke lengths Up to 500 mm
          other stroke lengths on request
          Control Position control and/or force control
          Accuracy of the position control 0.01 mm
          Accuracy of the force control ± 0.5 percent from the nominal value
          Service interval 3 years or 20,000 operating hours or 10 million load changes

           

          Application fields

          • Bending machines
          • Separating machines
          • Molding machines
          • Presses
          • Special machinery
          • Alternative for spindle drives with servo drive
          • Material handling
          • Test stand and laboratory applications
          • Food industry
          • Energy markets

          DrivAx PDSC

          High power density combined with high dynamics

          Being an extremely fast and productive drive, the self-contained press drive can exert forces of up to 5 000 kN. With intelligent modules that facilitate different speeds, it is particularly aimed at press applications. Reducing the volume flow to the minimum required amount ensures the use of smaller internal gear pumps, servo motors and a servo converter.

          Advantages and benefits

          Advantages and Benefits - DrivAx PDSC
          Industry 4.0 – ready
          Reduced installed power by load controlled switching
          Easy system integration and commissioning
           
          High availability and low operating costs
          High dynamics and productivity
          Energy-saving and resource-saving
           
          Advantages and Benefits - DrivAx PDSC
           

          The main components of the self-contained press drive DrivAx PDSC include:

          • servo motor
          • internal gear pump
          • hydraulic cylinder

          Suitable for force and position control, the design of the DrivAx PDSC is self-contained and compact, as all hydraulic components are included in the servo drive. The power switching is done by an automatic, load-dependent switch. This switch facilitates the downsizing of the connected load; hence, the size of the engine and the frequency converter is reduced.

           

          Technical data

          Ambient temperature -5 °C to +40 °C
          Installation position Random
          Force Up to 5 000 kN
          Stroke length Up to 500 mm
          Position sensor (optional) Absolute encoder
          Accuracy of the position control 0.01 mm
          Accuracy of the pressure control 0.5 percent FS (full scale)
          Repeatability 0.01 mm
          Degree of protection IP54/ IP64
          Control Position control and/or force control
          Service interval  3 years or 20 000 operating hours

           

          Application fields

          • Presses
          • Calibration machines
          • Forming machines
          • Scissors
          • Cutting
          • Special machinery

          DrivAx CLCP

          A light-weight yet high-performance tailor-made drive solution

          The servo drive DrivAx CLCP is a self-contained linear axis and is characterized by its four-quadrant internal gear pump and load-adaptive or electric hydraulic gear shifting. Force and position can be controlled through the servo motor and the internal gear pump without using valve technology. The load-dependent switching of the hydraulic transmission reduces the size of the components and lowers procurement and installation costs. The outstanding ratio of power to weight enables robotic applications.

          Advantages and benefits

          Hald
          Industry 4.0 – ready
           
          Reduced installed power and weight
          Easy system integration and commissioning
          High availability and low operating costs
          High dynamics and productivity
           
          Energy-saving and resource-saving
          Hald
           

          The main components of the self-contained servo drive DrivAx CLCP include:

          • servo motor
          • internal gear pump
          • directly coupled actuator

          DrivAx CLCP does not require a hydraulic unit or an oil tank, as all hydraulic components are integrated in the servo drive.

          Thanks to the automatic load-dependent or electrical switching of the hydraulic gear, the size of the servo motor and the converter can be reduced.

          Technical data

          Force Up to 300 kN
          higher forces on request
          Stroke length 50, 100, 200 mm
          other stroke lengths on request
          Position sensor (optional) Absolute encoder
          Accuracy of the position control 0.01 mm
          Accuracy of the pressure control 0.5 percent FS (full scale)
          Repeatability 0.01 mm
          Degree of protection IP54/ IP64
          Control Position control and/or pressure control
          Service interval 3 years or 20,000 operating hours or 10 million load changes

          Application fields

          • Bending machines
          • Separating machines
          • Molding machines
          • Presses
          • Special machinery
          • Alternative for spindle drives with servo drive
          • Material handling
          • Test stand and laboratory applications
          • Food industry

          Application solutions
          Your individual requirements continue to be our top priority at Voith, where we customize plug-and-play systems with all components supplied from a single source. Further peace of mind is guaranteed with our network of global engineers that have over 50 years of experience in these specialized markets: mechanical engineering, sheet metal working, plastics processing machines, press applications, machine tools and energy.

          DrivAx PSH Press drives

          Productivity and efficiency play an immensely important role in manufacturing com­panies. This is one reason why servo presses are being used more and more often in forming technology. Voith's innovative PSH press drive gives you a highly flexible drive system that allows you to design your motion se­quence and press force in a precise and highly flexible manner. The power transmission in the PSH is hydraulic. Nevertheless, the system is com­pact and requires considerably less installation space than other drive systems. Furthermore, it operates without conventional valve and control technology. Actively controlled servo pumps generate a volume flow only when needed in the hydraulic system, this re­duces the energy consumption of your press by up to 60 percent.

          Technical data

          Press force 500 to > 10 000 kN (50 to > 1 000 t)
          Functional principle during quick-traverse operation Suction operation with controlled speed
          Logical stroke length > 400 mm
          Position-control precision 0.01 mm
          Pressure-control precision ± 1 bar

          Looking for a press drive with different data? We are sure to have a solution for that one as well.

          DrivAx CSH Die cushion drives

          Die cushion drive CSH
          In deep drawing presses, two subsystems play the decisive role for productivity and workpiece quality: the press drive and the die cushion. A precisely defined blank holder force ensures controlled flow of the material into the drawing die and is the basis for a stable forming process. The innovative Voith CSH die cushion drive provides you with a highly flexible servo-hydraulic drive system. With this drive, you actively and precisely set the characteristics for position, force and speed – and you can do this over the entire deep drawing process. Your die cushion becomes a servo cushion!

          Application fields

          • Retrofit of hydraulic die cushion drives and control systems
          • Upgrade of mechanical, gas spring supported or hydraulic blank holders
          • Retrofit of servo-electric die cushion drives
          • Deep drawing presses:
            • Hydraulic presses with die cushion
            • Servo presses with die cushion
            • Mechanical presses with die cushion
          • Perfect complement to the Voith PSH servo press drive
          • Defined delay of high-mass bodies

          Technical data

          Blank holder force, die cushion force 100 to > 10 000 kN (10 to 1 000 t)
          Rated power Up to 2 MW
          Position control accuracy Up to 0.01 mm
          Force control accuracy Up to ± 1 percent
          HMI 15.4-inch TFT LCD control panel with intuitive touchscreen operator interface
          Communication Profibus/ Profisafe, Profinet, Ethernet, USB

          Are you looking for a die cushion drive with different data? We are sure to have a solution for that one as well.

          • Saving energy while increasing productivity | Servo-hydraulic drive CSH

            Saving energy while increasing productivity | Servo-hydraulic drive CSH

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          Which DrivAx drive is the right one for your requirements?

            Type
            Maximum force / maximum pressure
            Maximum speed / maximum volume
            Stroke length
            Control
            Position control accuracy
            Force control accuracy
            Service interval / Application
            DrivAx IPS
            Motor pump combination
            345 bar
            630 l/min (as multi-flow pump 2500 l)
            Speed control

            Service interval

            • No service interval

            Application

            • Machine and plant construction
            DrivAx RQ4
            Motor pump combination
            350 bar
            450 l/min
            Speed control

            Service interval

            • No service interval

            Application

            • Machine and plant construction
            DrivAx IQ4
            Motor pump combination
            345 bar
            83 l/min
            Speed control

            Service interval

            • No service interval

            Application

            • Machine and plant construction
            DrivAx CLDP
            Self-contained servo drive
            up to 500 kN
            higher forces on request
            up to 1500 mm/s
            up to 400 mm
            longer strokes on request
            Position and / or force control
            0,01 mm
            ± 0,5% of the nominal value

            Service interval

            • 3 years or 20,000 operating hours or 10 million load changes

            Application

            • Bending machines
            • Cutting machines
            • Molding machines
            • Presses
            • Special machinery
            • Alternative for spindle drives with servo motor
            • Material handling
            • Test stand and laboratory applications
            • Food industry
            • Energy markets
            DrivAx PDSC
            Self-contained servo drive
            up to 10000 kN
            higher forces on request
            up to 500 mm, longer strokes on request
            Position and / or force control
            0,01 mm
            ± 0,5% of the nominal value

            Service interval

            • 10 million load changes

            Application

            • Presses
            • Calibration machines
            • Forming machines
            • Shears
            • Cutting machines
            • Special machines
            DrivAx CLCP
            Self-contained servo drive
            upt to 300 kN
            higher forces on request
            up to 200 mm
            longer strokes on request
            Position and / or force control
            0,01 mm
            ± 0,5% of the nominal value

            Service interval

            • 3 years or 20,000 operating hours or 10 million load changes

            Application

            • Bending machines
            • Presses
            • Special machinery
            • Alternative for spindle drives with servo drive
            • Material handling
            • Test stand and laboratory applications
            • Energy markets
            DrivAx PSH
            Drive for servo presses
            scalable
            component dependent
            component dependent
            Position and / or force control
            0,01 mm
            ± 0,5% of the nominal value

            Service interval

            • No service interval

            Application

            • Servo presses
            DrivAx CSH
            Die cushion drive
            scalable
            component dependent
            component dependent
            Position and / or force control
            0,01 mm
            ± 0,5% of the nominal value

            Service interval

            • No service interval

            Application

            • Hydraulic presses
            • Servo presses and mechanical presses with die cushion
            • Retrofit of hydraulic die cushion drives and mechanical, gas spring supported or hydraulic hold-downs

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                Service and flushing module SFM 20

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