Motion Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Vibration Cancellation System features digital controller.

July 9, 2015

In addition to isolating microlithography, metrology, and inspection equipment in semiconductor factories, STACIS® III Active Piezoelectric Vibration Cancellation System is suited for imaging and process tools used in nanotechnology, photonics, and life sciences. System's DC-2020 controller features dual-core processor with PC-based GUI via point-to-point Ethernet or USB ports. When connecting over Ethernet, DC-2020 creates STACIS GUI in user’s browser with no additional software. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Robot Controller utilizes EtherNet/IP safety software.

June 18, 2015

Available for DX200 Robot Controller Platform, EtherNet/IP™ Safety Software simplifies workcell installation and integration by minimizing amount of robot control wiring required. EtherNet/IP safety interface can be used with or without Functional Safety Unit capability, allowing wide range of safety control options. Software requires no additional hardware in robot controller, and operates by allowing exchange of safety input/output data between robot controller and safety PLC. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Hexapod Controller supports 6 axes and 2 servo motor channels.

June 2, 2015

With RTOS, 6-D vector motion control, high-level command set, and optional collision avoidance software, C-887.52 maximizes performance and precision of hexapod parallel positioning systems. Path accuracy and dynamic performance are ensured via 10 kHz servo update rates and error compensation. Also, users can specify center of rotation with one command. Along with integrated data recorder, benchtop solution features software programs for test, configuration, and simulation. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Stepper Motor and Driver Package includes absolute sensor.

May 20, 2015

Offering closed loop control, AZ Series 0.36° Battery-Free, Absolute Sensor Equipped Motor and Driver package is designed for advanced positioning applications. Absolute Sensor operates autonomously, without additional battery back-up or external sensors. Package is offered with built-in controller or pulse input type with single-phase 100–120 Vac, single-phase/3-phase 200–240 Vac, or 24/48 Vdc input. Round shaft motor only type or 4 different geared types are available. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Programmable 3-Phase Brushless Motor Drive produces smooth motion.

May 1, 2015

Refining motion by incorporating trapezoidal and s-curve profiles, PBL4850E IDEA drive™ utilizes sinusoidal commutation to produce smooth motion with minimum torque ripple. GUI offers automatic motion profile parameter population, facilitated application prototyping, and on-screen button-based motor programming. Accepting 12–48 Vdc input, this 4-quadrant brushless controller offers programmable current control of up to 5.6 A peak with optional current boost during ramping of up to 6.5 A peak. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

RoHS-Compliant Motion Controller Chips have 4-wire SPI interface.

April 27, 2015

Comprising single-axis PCL6114 and 4-axis PCL6144 servo/stepper controller chips, PCL61x4 Series features SPI serial bus for 4-wire connection to augment existing 8-/16-bit parallel bus. Programmable software limits and 27 event factors are provided to initiate interrupt signal output. Along with built-in pre-registers for continuous operation, features include linear interpolation, 9 major operating modes, and input terminals for manual pulsers, jog switches, and limit/homing switches. Read More

Controls & Controllers

DC/DC Motor Speed Controls feature low voltage operation.

April 17, 2015

Operating on 12 Vdc and 24 Vdc, respectively, battery-powered Models KBBW-12 and KBBW-22 provide optimal dynamic response to load variations. Motor speed can be controlled by 5 kΩ potentiometer, 0–5 Vdc analog signal, or PWM microprocessor output signal. PWM waveform produces almost pure DC current to motor which provides low audible motor noise and extended brush life. Providing short circuit protection, pulse-by-pulse current limit prevents control damage due to shorted motors. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Universal industrial Joystick Module controls unmanned vehicles.

April 16, 2015

Available for fixed and portable air/ground/surface control stations, IP66 uHMI-Pod™ motion controller provides absolute or relative positioning. Switch components can be reconfigured/reprogrammed to meet system level control requirements, while standards-based USB and RS422/RS485 interfaces, OS independence, and multi-platform adaptability lend to application versatility. Rugged and interoperable pilot/operator control module is reusable and allows hundreds of possible combinations.
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Controls & Controllers

Motion Control Device facilitates data collection.

April 16, 2015

Operating from 8–16 V supply, UFC 430 allows connection of up to 3 encoder feedback components into one module that acts as data collection device with latching capabilities. This 3-axis input device can accept either TTL or 1 Volt peak-to-peak interfaces, and each 1 V peak-to-peak interface encoder can be further interpolated up to 400 times. Other features include 3 counter channels with 32 bits each, one load and 2 latch registers for each channel, and event counter with integrated timer. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electromechanical Motion System drives simulation.

April 8, 2015

Available with 1,500 and 2,700 kg payloads, Electromechanical Motion System offers lifelong lubrication and fully integrated compensation for necessary static load. Design protects cabling and enables essential electronics and computer to be integrated. Terminals for power supply and motion computer are provided standard, and optionally for I/O, USB, or thermo-elements. Utilizing certified safety components, platform simulates passenger vehicles, trucks, trains, heavy equipment, and aircraft. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

AC Speed Control Motors generate up to 350 lb-in.

April 7, 2015

Combining motor and controller in single closed-loop package, DSC Series requires only single-phase 110/115 Vac or single-phase 220/230 Vac with output power of 6 W (1/125 hp) up to 90 W (1/8 hp). Electromagnetic brake with Deceleration Control Function is available to support vertical speed control applications. Motors come standard with parallel gear head, while programmable controllers include LED readout for monitoring and can control up to 20 axes. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Software

Motion Control Products improve performance of automation systems.

April 1, 2015

Able to utilize MECHATROLINK-III motion network and utilize its cycle time and network connectivity, MP3300iec machine controller makes automated equipment more responsive by boosting processing speed and memory capacity. MotionWorks IEC v3 software fosters effective automation programming via support for PLCopen Part 4, built-in cam editor, HMI tagging tool, and logic analyzer. As remote I/O solution, VIPA SLIO system accelerates and facilitates addition of power and signal capability. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

High-Voltage, Rib-Cooled Motors carry up to IP66 rating.

March 13, 2015

Available in frame sizes from 355–450 and power ratings from 100–1,250 kW, NXR motors supports diverse industries and applications. Enclosure is completely dust tight and will withstand water jets, while size, shape, and positioning of cooling ribs optimize cooling performance. Pre-engineered fixing points on sides facilitate installation of accessories and ensure airflow over cooling surfaces is not affected. Coil ends and bearings can be inspected with endoscope without removing end shields. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drive/Controller provides dual-port Ethernet interface.

March 11, 2015

Consisting of 1.5-axis servo drive/controller based on ACR control platform, Intelligent Parker Amplifier offers 400 W or 1,500 W power to drive rotary and linear motors and supports number of industry standard feedback protocols. Equipped with 650 MHz TI DSP, unit is capable of serving up to 5 independent Ethernet connections and multitasking 16 different tasks. Drive/controller provides incremental, absolute, and continuous moves; trapezoidal and S-curves profiles; and 1 ms position captures. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sealed Linear Encoder is designed for motion feedback.

February 12, 2015

With scale cross section of 14 x 10 mm and glass scale to carry measuring graduation, MSA 170 suits motion applications in various industries as well as CNC applications. Features include graduation of 20 micron and scanning carriage that operates on reflected light principle. Integrated in scanning unit, encoder electronics are available with 1 Vpp or digital TTL output signals with resolution to 0.1 micron. Max measuring length is 520 mm, and + 5 or +3 micron accuracy grades are available. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Conversion Kit removes vehicle operators from harm's way.

February 10, 2015

By transforming manned industrial vehicles into unmanned robots, DriveRobotics™ add-on applique kit lets building demolition and roadside construction companies convert to unmanned operations whenever operators face hazardous situations. This commercial robotic system, which can also be installed in new vehicles and existing fleets, eliminates need for spotter. Remote-control capabilities enable or facilitate machine use in demanding applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Vibration Cancellation System uses voice coil technology.

February 5, 2015

Integrating serial-type architecture of STACIS® technology with voice coil technology, frame-mountable Stage-Base™ 450 offers vibration and motion cancellation technology for semiconductor tools that incorporate high-precision motorized X-Y stages. Commercial solution provides active floor vibration cancellation starting at 0.6 Hz increasing to 10-to-1 reduction by 2 Hz with voice coil technology. Optional voice coil motors with feed-forward control enable even faster settling time. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Industrial Robot Controller measures 12.2 x 17.7 x 17.4 in.

February 3, 2015

Along with clean operator panel, second generation IRC5C features cable connections designed for facilitated access and use. External connectors are available for all signals, and built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system is standard. TrueMove™ and QuickMove™ technologies promote such capabilities as accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability, and synchronization with external devices. Design also facilitates integration of additional hardware and sensors. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Controls & Controllers

Web Guide Controller features lighted, 4.3 in. touchscreen.

January 30, 2015

Along with operator panel that displays icons for controlling basic web guide functions, EVO 150 offers EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and discrete I/O communication protocols that facilitate integration with existing PLC controls. This 24 Vdc controller features 150 W of power with ability to control brushed and brushless actuator motors. Web interface allows uploading/downloading of guide system settings and performance parameters, and controller can be DIN rail mounted in existing control panel. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

3D Gesture Controller enables one-step recognition design-in.

January 22, 2015

Supplied in 28-pin SSOP, GestIC® MGC3030 offers simplified UI options to enable single-step design-in of 3D gesture recognition in consumer and embedded devices. On-chip 32-bit DSP executes real-time gesture processing, eliminating need for external cameras or controllers for host processing while permitting accelerated and more natural user interaction with devices. Solution makes full use of Colibri Gesture Suite (gesture features library) and supports programmable Auto Wake-Up On Approach. Read More