Motion Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Position Control Torque Arm System automates fastening process.

February 1, 2016

Used for critical fastening sequence applications, position control torque arm system consists of torque arm equipped with encoder and position control device. Touchscreen interface, used for programming and to track movement of position control torque arm, simplifies interactions for engineers. With automation device management system and screw counting technology, error proofing system helps manufacturers detect and eliminate screw-fastening errors during assembly process. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Digital Controller operates closed-loop nanopositioners.

February 1, 2016

Designed with small footprint for integration into OEM environments, LC.300 Piezo Controller operates closed-loop, flexure-guided nanopositioners, with smooth linear motion and nanometer precision. nPControl Basic Software offers ability to change PID control parameters and apply notch filters via Windows-based GUI. When combined with nPoint's line of nanopositioning stages, LC.300's 20-bit resolution provides sub-nanometer positioning capabilities. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Medium Track Motion Platform provides modular flexibility.

January 28, 2016

Suited for robots and transfer applications, IRBT 2005 accommodates rapid product changes. Flexible medium track motion platform is available with up to 2 carriages as robot track, with additional carriage plates available to carry any necessary process equipment, and up to 3 carriages as transfer track. Modular design is comprised of 1 m lengths that can be connected to form 2–21 m track. Available variants include standard with covers on rails and rack only and fully covered. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Open Core Interface creates individual functions without PLC.

December 23, 2015

Part of Open Core Engineering framework for PLC automation, Open Core Interface allows for high-level language programming with access to core of control system, enabling machine builders to create their own individual functions without additional hardware. Standard Rexroth control platforms support direct implementation of individual high-level language programs into control system. Manufacturers can create control algorithms for complex functions and kinematics quickly and independently. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controllers enhance ultrasonic piezo positioner abilities.

December 22, 2015

Available for for positioning systems based on ultrasonic ceramic direct-drive motors (PIline®), motion controllers offer flexibility and responsiveness. Products include single-axis C-877.1U11, which is also available in 2-axis version. Digital servo circuit maximizes dynamic performance with settling times as low as few 10 msec without sacrificing resolution or smooth operation. Multi-phase controller C-867.262 allows smooth motion with velocities as small as 1 µm/sec and below. Read More

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