Product News: Controls & Controllers
Programmable Servo Motor Controller uses DMX512 protocol.
Press Release Summary:
January 16, 2008 - SilverDust(TM) servo motor controllers are available with DMX512 serial protocol, an entertainment industry standard (ETSA E1.11-2004) that allows master show controller to broadcast packet of information up to 44 times/sec over RS-485 line. Multiple DMX Slots can be mapped to multiple servo controller registers, and 24 V inputs allow reading of items such as light curtains or enable buttons. Analog joystick input can be used to jog motor for maintenance.
Original Press Release
Servo Motor Controller with DMX512
Press release date: January 5, 2008
Multiple DMX Slots can be "mapped" to multiple servo controller registers. Since the SilverDust is a programmable controller, the data can be used for anything. For example one "mapped" register could be used to command the servo's position, one to command velocity, and one to set the states of one or more of its 24V outputs. Such things as light curtains or "Enable" buttons could be read through the controller's 24V inputs and a special joystick (analog) input can be used to "jog" the motor for maintenance.
The SilverDust controller can be used on any of QuickSilver's brushless AC NEMA 17 or NEMA 23 frame servo motors which are available in both IP50 and IP65 (wash down) environmental ratings.
See the application note "QCI-AN045 DMX512 Protocol" on QuickSilver's website (www.QuickSilverControls.com) for more details.