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Tamagawa TBL-iII Servo Motor

(JANUARY 2013)

NDC ServoLab's dedicated R & D team have been busy finalizing the latest breakthroughs in the programming and testing of Serial and Smart Encoders on Tamagawa TBL-iII Servo Motors

Within the manufacturing and packaging industries, especially  plants that use Okura robots and palletising systems, you  will already know that the Tamagawa range of  motors are common, within the sector. You will be pleased to know that NDC have worked hard to ensure that there is now a solution when a failure occurs.

NDC ServoLab - R & D Manager outlines the problem ensuring the repaired servo motor is set up to the OEM Specification, post repair.


“These motors use serial encoders of different resolutions, providing, 11-12 bit resolutions for a single turn in order to get the maximum counts or pulses. There are some versions of these encoders which also carry the motor and the drive data, programmed in an eprom on the encoder”


The setup and programming of these encoders is a key element in the working of these motors, which, if not carried out correctly, could cause a lot of damage to the drive and the motor.  Following extensive reverse engineering of the Tamagawa encoders, motors and drives the R & D team now have a ‘TEST-DIAGNOSE-REPAIR-TEST’ procedure for Tamagawa servo motors along with a fully integrated test rig.

 David Griffin – Managing Director stated “A significant amount of resource has been applied to this and other projects and our ‘TEST-DIAGNOSE-REPAIR-TEST’ procedures. It is fundamental to our philosophy that we invest this time and effort, to ensure we do not undermine our reliability and quality”


TBL-iII Series


100 series – TS4813, TS4815 & TS4817

130 Series – TS4833, TS4836 & TS4839

180 Series – TS4882, TS4884, TS4886 & TS4889

220 Series – TS4927 & TS4920

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