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Point to Point Motion Controller features compact design.
Bedford, MA 01730
Dec 03, 2013
Measuring 100 x 100 x 25 mm, FMC200 series supports range of motors, including linear brushless, DC brush, and stepper types, and accommodates 9–36 Vdc input. Up to 3 axes can be controlled from one unit, and second FMC controller can be connected via FMC-Link to add as many ports as needed for applications requiring multi-axis setup with more than 3 axes. Open loop as well as closed loop control is possible, and max input quadrature encoder frequency is 10 MHz.
Control Unit enhances variable speed drive capabilities.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Nov 06, 2013
Designed to supplement Sinamics G120 variable speed drive, Sinamics CU250S-2 provides universal vector control with encoder feedback. Operation of single-axis applications with exact speed and torque control on induction motors, as well as positioning tasks with high demand on I/O, are also supported with different encoder interfaces provided on module. Additional integrated features – Safe Torque Off, Safe Brake Control, Safe Stop 1 – enable application on basic safety requirements.
Network Motion Controller facilitates task programming.
Elmo Motion Control, Inc.
Westford, MA 01886
Oct 25, 2013
Gold Maestro with firmware v184.108.40.206 provides features that facilitate programming of complex motion tasks and accelerate their implementation. Delta Robot Support includes Linear, Circle, Polynomial, Table Spline, and Table PVT. After operator defines Delta robot part lengths, machine is ready to run. Additional features enable position correction of single and multi-axis positions in real-time as based on correction data as well as superimposed management of error correction.
Safety PLC simplifies safety engineering for complex projects.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Oct 17, 2013
Featuring dual processor architecture that complies with SIL3/PL e-functional safety levels, Model AC500-S simplifies complex motion related applications including wind power, cranes, hoists, and robotics. Unit includes support for structured text programming in addition to conventional graphical function block diagram and ladder diagram software. To ensure safe control of movement, PLC includes suite of functions for trigonometric calculations, including COS, SIN, TAN, ASIN, ACOS, and LOG.
Motion Controller integrates 1.4 A per phase stepper drive.
Galil Motion Control, Inc.
Rocklin, CA 95746
Oct 09, 2013
Measuring 3.9 x 5.0 x 1.5 in., DMC-30016 contains 30 V stepper amplifier that drives 2-phase bipolar stepper motor in full-step, half-step, ¼ step, or 1/16 step. Single-axis controller is user-configurable from 0.5–1.4 A per phase in 10 mA increments at 12–30 Vdc. It provides 125 ms servo loop update, 15 MHz encoder frequency, and 3 MHz stepper pulse output. Other features include PID compensation, ability to run up to 4 programs, and I/O processing for synchronizing motion with external events.
Integrated Motion Controller offers Ethernet/IP connectivity.
Advanced Micro Controls, Inc.
Terryville, CT 06786
Sep 12, 2013
To simplify installation and reduce cabling, SMD23E incorporates NEMA frame size 23 stepper motor; 3.4 A, DC-powered microstepping drive; and controller. This out-of-the-box motion control solution communicates with host controller (PLC or PAC) via Ethernet/IP or Modbus-TCP and is programmable via controller's software. While rugged M12 connector option provides SMD23E with standard IP50 rating, optional IP67 rating affords protection against washdown environments.
Hall-Effect Control Wheel features miniature design.
APEM Components Inc
Haverhill, MA 01835
Aug 14, 2013
Designed for integration into joystick handles and control grips, CW Series uses proven non-contacting Hall-effect technology to provide stable, linear output. Controller measures 25 x 13 x 9 mm above panel, and arching wheel design provides one axis of forward and backward movement. Utilizing snap-in tabs for panel mounting, device measures 18 mm below panel. Other features include spring return to center mechanism, proportional control, and 4 output options.
Airflow Controller optimizes fan testing.
Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc.
Norwood, MA 02062
Aug 09, 2013
Supporting fans and fan trays up to 30 A, FSC-200 Fan Speed Controller provides precise management of fan speeds during thermal management studies of electronic devices. Unit comes with ATS stageSPEED software, which allows use of PC to incrementally control speed from 0–100% of max power. Communicating with PC via USB connection, FSC-200 controls fans and fan trays with 0.5% resolution and provides ±1% data accuracy.
Engine-Coolant Pumps minimize parasitic power losses.
70469 Stuttgart Germany
Jul 19, 2013
Equipped with electronically controlled Visco system, Engine Coolant Pumps maximize fuel economy savings for heavy trucks. Visco technology covers variable-speed, fuel-saving air- and coolant-flow products by hydraulically isolating engine-input speeds and minimizing power consumption under high-speed operation and light engine loads where maximum flow rates are not required. Designed for life of vehicle, Visco coolant pumps do not require periodic maintenance.
Bracket Assemblies aid mounting of speed sensors.
Minnetonka, MN 55343 9108
Jun 25, 2013
Model EZ-3/4 in. Easy Mount Bracket Assemblies are compatible with Electro-Sensors 906 and 932, while EZ-18 mm assemblies work with Electro-Sensors ST420, ST420-LT, ST420-DI, Series 18, and SpeedTalker DN-BH. Designed for applications up to 300 rpm, both units mount directly to tapped shaft. Pulser Disc within CPVC housing provides 8 pulses/revolution. Assemblies are used with speed sensors to generate pulses or 4–20 mA signals for use with display meters, speed switches, or PLC inputs.
Custom Motion Control Firmware offers DMX compatibility.
East Aurora, NY 14052
Jun 05, 2013
Designed to accept DMX protocol, Class 5 SmartMotor™ firmware brings integrated motion control to entertainment industry. Single DMX controller has 512 8-bit channels with each channel capable of controlling color, focus, intensity, on/off, pan, and tilt. Firmware allows SmartMotor to be programmed to read any range of channels and ignore channels not assigned. Multiple SmartMotors can read separate or overlapping DMX channels, and data can be stored in variables to set parameters for motion.
XYZ Stage with Granite Base is suited for medical dispensing.
Bedford, MA 01730
Jun 04, 2013
Comprising 2 PMT160-300-SM stages for X and Y axis and one LTP60-50-SM as Z axis, 3-axis positioning system features granite platform, measures 71 x 67 x 50 cm, and weighs 120 kg. This heavy-duty, low-maintenance system, suited for medical dispensing applications, has integrated MDRIVE controller. Positional accuracy is <±20 μm, repeatability is <±5 μm, and resolution is 1 μm (adjustable via software control).
Motion Control Software fosters advanced motor control design.
Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)
Dallas, TX 75243-4136
May 01, 2013
InstaSPIN™-MOTION torque-, speed- and motion-control software solution, targeting motor applications that operate in various motion state transitions, is built on InstaSPIN-FOC motor control solution. Used for achieving optimized sensorless motor control, solution optimizes complex motion sequences, reduces tuning to one parameter, and accurately tracks desired trajectories across operating ranges. Integrated SpinTAC™ components additionally feature disturbance-rejecting controller.
Patient Positioning System aids radiotherapy treatment.
LEONI Special Cables GmbH
Friesoythe 26169 Germany
Apr 30, 2013
Featuring intuitively operable system that links all hardware and software components, Leoni Orion offers dynamic patient positioning control in 6 degrees of freedom with sub-millimeter accuracy. Robot can grab patient couch in any place by use of tool changing system, while 3D camera system monitors position of patient in relation to beam in real-time, correcting position of robot. By enabling patient to be prepared outside treatment room, system helps decrease per patient treatment cycle time.
Streamlined Delta Robot Controller increases productivity.
Robert Bosch GmbH
Waiblingen D-71332 Germany
Apr 23, 2013
Comprised of Delta robot hardware platform and software controller, Gemini 4 has streamlined design that helps increase acceleration and pick rates while maintaining gentle product handling, process reliability, and quality. Operators can run up to 8 Delta robots and 16 conveyors, and use of same head, regardless of pack size or style, eliminates changeover downtime. HMI can store instructions for production of multiple products, accelerating setup and reducing changeover time to 1 min.
Ball Guide Screw Linear Rail features integrated IDEA Drive.
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions
Waterbury, CT 06705
Apr 09, 2013
RoHS-compliant BGS06 utilizes size 17 single- or double-stack stepper motor linear actuator with programmable stepper motor controller. For rigid, smooth motion, precision rolled 303 stainless steel lead screw with Black Ice® TFE coating drives precision nut embedded in machined aluminum carriage mounted to stainless steel ball rail. Max stroke length is 24 in., max horizontal load is 135 lb, and respective moment load capacities for roll, pitch, and yaw are 11.62, 7.93, and 9.15 lb-ft.
Motion Controller suits closed loop positioning systems.
Physik Instrumente (PI)
Auburn, MA 01501
Mar 19, 2013
Equipped with dual-core architecture for servo handling and command interpretation, 4-axis C-884 controls motorized linear translation stages and rotary positioners. High-speed encoder interface allows use of direct-metrology linear and angular scales with resolutions down to nanometer and µrad realm and below. With servo update rate of 20 kHz, digital servo controller supports linear vector motion and point-to-point motion. Communication is via TCP/IP, USB, and RS-232 interfaces.
Digital Positioning Controller offers high-speed synchronization.
Woodbridge, ON L4L4C2 Canada
Feb 28, 2013
Meeting real-time positioning needs of synchronized multi-axis systems, EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT Servo Drive has 11–70 Vdc power supply range, delivers continuous output current of 10 A (up to 25 A during acceleration and deceleration), and provides uniform running for motors equipped with incremental encoders. Designed for DC brushed and brushless motors with power range of up to 700 W, controller offers operating modes that allow flexible use in range of drive systems.
Multi-Axis Motion System provides ready-to-run solution.
Feb 15, 2013
Controlling up to 4 DC brushed, brushless, or step motors, iPOS360x SX accelerates and facilitates design of custom systems for complex motion control applications. Solution lets users plug in up to 4 iPOS3602 VX or iPOS3604 VX intelligent drives and provides all necessary connectors. Each drive has built-in motion controller, provides PLC features, and can operate as standard CiA402 CANopen slave drive or can be programmed to execute complex motion programs directly at drive level using TML.
Multi-Axis Motion Controller automates lab applications.
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Feb 14, 2013
Using 64-bit floating-point DSP, Ensemble® LAB controls up to 4 axes of brush, stepper, or brushless AC motors. Full-color touchscreen with tabbed interface provides single press access to setup and operation screens, while rubberized front-panel interface lets operator execute operations such as jogging, homing, and manual positioning. Additional features include Ethernet and USB 2.0 interfaces, and FlashConfig, which automatically configures axis parameters based on connected stage type.
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