Motion Controls & Controllers

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

Controls & Controllers

Motor/Motion Controller offers high resolution, smooth operation.

January 16, 2015

Featuring full motion controller and GeckoMotion software compatibility, UL-Recognized GM215 runs up to 4 axes of coordinated motion off of onboard flash memory. Unit operates step and direction input step motor drive and offers 10 microstep native resolution. Each full step angle is divided into 10 equally spaced microsteps. Motor morphs from sine-cosine motor currents at low speeds (from 240 rpm) to square-wave currents at high speeds (ending at 360 rpm). Read More

Controls & Controllers

AC Motor Speed Control drives motors rated up to 1 hp.

December 31, 2014

Housed in NEMA-4X/IP65 aluminum die-cast enclosure, Model 2999 Pacesetter™ is suited for stand-alone AC gearmotor applications that require variable speed, controlled acceleration, and reversing. Unit drives 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz, inverter-duty 3-phase gearmotors and motors rated up to 1 hp/746 W. Allowing for up to 200% starting torque, control ensures startup of high frictional loads. Slip compensation with static auto-tune and boost circuitry provides load regulation over wide speed range. Read More

Controls & Controllers

EtherCAT Master Motion Controllers feature integrated drives.

December 26, 2014

Equipped with 1/2 axes of integrated drives that operate from 3-phase 230–480 Vac, or 320–670 Vdc, SPiiPlusCMHV Series can manage networks with up to 32 axes and thousands of I/Os. Controllers offer currents from 5/10 A to 20/60 A continuous/peak. Each module consists of motion controller and EtherCAT master, 1 or 2 servo drives, and power supply. Applications range from medical scanners to large FPD positioning tables. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing

Vibratory Feeder Controller and Line Reactor reduce downtime.

December 22, 2014

Used together or as stand-alone products, REOVIB MFS 268 EtherNet-IP variable-frequency regulator series and CNW 9022 Line Reactor let vibratory feeder users integrate office and lab areas with production operations; enable remote feeder system monitoring/adjustments from one control center; and solve power quality problems. REOVIB MFS 268 is available with DeviceNet, PROFIBUS-DP, or RS232 interfaces, and CNW 9022 provides built-in surge protection to deal with industry-pervasive issues. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Motion/EtherCAT Network Controller meets modern machinery needs.

October 31, 2014

Intended for motion-centric applications, SPiiPlusEC controls up to 64 fully synchronized axes and up to 5 KHz rate of profile generation and EtherCAT® cycle. Network can be comprised of any ACS EtherCAT servo and step motor drives and I/Os modules, as well as any certified EtherCAT module made by other vendors that complies with CAN over EtherCAT (CoE) protocol. NetworkBoost™ option increases machine uptime using ring topology-based redundancy. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software, Robotics

Multi-Robot Controller operates unmanned ground vehicles.

October 17, 2014

Running on touchscreen tablet using Android-based app, uPoint™ Multi-Robot Control System simplifies robot operations including driving, manipulation, and inspection. Virtual joystick allows users to touch and drag anywhere on main video feed to steer robot, while predictive drive lines help guide operators through tight spots. With video recording function, users can capture digital evidence and upload it to cloud or secure network where files can be managed, retrieved, and shared. Read More