Motion Controls & Controllers

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products

Servomotor System offers simplified, modular programming.

November 11, 2015

Available in standard servo and hybrid versions, Class 6 EtherNet/IP™ SmartMotor™ integrates as Position Controller device for access to SmartMotor commands and parameters. Design maximizes uptime and optional redundant cabling through Device Level Ring (DLR) and offers simplified, modular programming through Add On Instructions (AOI). Along with additional AOI for use with Allen Bradley PLC, features include onboard dual-port Ethernet switch and fieldbus communication. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multi-axis Servo System delivers high-precision positioning.

October 5, 2015

With height of 223 mm and width of 60 or 90 mm, AX8000 Servo Drive System includes various power supply modules, single and dual-axis modules, and capacitor module. One Cable Technology simplifies connection and feedback systems. Based on multi-core ARM processors, EtherCAT-enabled system uses FPGA-based control algorithms that enable sample and response times of less than 1 µs for current control, as well as velocity control cycle times as low as 16 µs, depending on switching frequency Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Z-Theta System integrates linear and rotary axes.

September 30, 2015

Customizable and adaptable to design requirements, Z-Theta system achieves rotary axis and linear axis in single unit that, when operated in coordinated motion, can effectively create a helical motion path. System can also be used to move to defined linear positions and then perform independent rotary moves. Based on Kerk ScrewRail®, design leverages Haydon and Pittman motor technology for linear and rotary power. Loads up to 100 lb and speeds in >10 ips are possible. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Servo Motor Controllers work with brushless, brushed DC motors.

September 24, 2015

Used to control Pittman brushless and brushed DC motors, BGE Series 4-quadrant positioning motion controllers have integral output stage and offer various modes of operation. Controllers can be operated stand-alone with digital or analog I/O or as slave in CANopen network with device profile DSP 402, protocol DS 301. With 12–60 Vdc rated input and 4–20 A continuous output current, series allows for programmable accel/decal ramps for motor and incorporates various protections.
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Controls & Controllers

Touchscreen Controllers meet AEC-Q100 standards.

September 22, 2015

Optimized for capacitive touchpads and touchscreens from 5–10 in., maXTouch® mXT641T series includes automotive-qualified, self- and mutual-capacitance controllers with Adaptive Sensing technology. Latter enables dynamic touch classification for seamless and automatic transition between finger touch, hover, or glove touch. Also, Adaptive Sensing is resistant to water and moisture and ensures performance in those conditions. Single-layer shieldless sensor design is standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Stand-Alone Motion Control Systems offer plug-and-play operation.

September 21, 2015

Incorporating power supplies, motion controller, and micro-stepper/servo motor drivers, Sonata series supports up to 3 axes of motion in any combination of steppers, DC servo and brushless servo motors, and voice coil motors. Interface terminal lets operator interact with motion controller without additional PC, and system can also be operated using analog joystick or trackball. Using 4-line LCD and 32-button keypad, user can enter motion parameters and select operational modes. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Mobile Robot Development Kit includes all the basics.

September 9, 2015

Helping developers and researchers reduce time and effort required to develop mobile robots, SentiBotics Development Kit v2.0 provides basic robot infrastructure, hardware, component-tuning, and robotic software functionality. Kit specifically includes tracked reference mobile robotic platform, 3D vision system, modular robotic arm, and Robot Operating System (ROS) framework-based software. Full source code, robotics algorithm descriptions, and programming samples are also included. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Web Guide Controller interfaces with BST CLS color sensor.

August 21, 2015

To provide enhanced line guiding, Micro 4000NET interfaces with BST CLS Pro 600 laser-guided, digital line/edge sensor, and reading is used to recalibrate web guide system every 4 msec. Using optional fieldbus adapters, controller interfaces with fieldbus networks, including ControlNet™, DeviceNet™, Modbus Plus, Profibus®-DP, and Ethernet protocols. Discrete I/O interfacing is standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Feed Control integrates compensation technology.

August 13, 2015

ProfileSelect™ incorporates press compensation servo feed control technology, which features 3 modes of operation. Control provides time-based servo feed synchronization and auto compensation for on-the-fly press speed increases, and functionality also minimizes electrical and mechanical stress on stamping equipment and materials. Utilizing 100% of press feed window, sinusoidal profile (cam motion) provides smooth motion and material feed. Read More

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