Other Motion Controls & Controllers

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

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

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

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, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Programmable Motion Control features 2 signal set points.

July 29, 2014

By continuously monitoring rotary speed, MSD-800 protects indoor/outdoor rotating equipment from damage. Unit alerts operator of change in speed by sending signal to control unit which can sound alarm and/or shutdown equipment completely. Installed remotely, control unit can be programmed to indicate 2 under-speed points or 2 over-speed points, or 1 of each. Speed sensor, installed directly to shaft of rotating equipment, is enclosed in weatherproof and dust-tight cast aluminum housing. Read More

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

Parallel Positioning System offers 1,000 lb load capacity.

July 22, 2014

Supplied with C-887 hexapod multi-axis vector controller and software package, 6-axis Model H-850KMLD provides 1 µm minimum incremental motion over 100 mm travel range in XY and 0.5 µm in Z direction. Repeatability in 3 linear axes is ±1 µm, and ±5 µrad/9 µrad in rotary axes. Applications include precision manufacturing and automation, astronomical telescopes, optics alignment, satellite antenna alignment, high energy physics, and semiconductor manufacturing. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Miniature Screw-Actuators provide 20 nm resolution.

July 15, 2014

Providing travel ranges from ¼–1 in., N-470 PiezoMike Actuators are available for ambient applications, and in high vacuum (10-6 Torr) and ultra-high vacuum (10-9 Torr) configurations. Units can be computer-controlled to facilitate automated adjustment of optics, lasers, and micro-mechanical components. When at rest, drives are self-locking, require no electric power, and generate no heat. Holding force of >22 lb and self-clamping design make actuators vibration-proof and shock-resistant. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Skid Steer Adapter supports Euro/Global attachments.

June 16, 2014

Weighing 145 lb, Part No. 835020 is designed to allow use of Euro/Global type attachments on skid steer loaders. Adapter features all welded design, plated rods, and easy release handle to secure attachments in place. Serving as attachment carrier only, adapter may not be used for back dragging. Read More

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

Resolver Interface Module communicates with PLC over network.

May 28, 2014

Part of AnyNET I/O family of PLC-based specialty I/O products, ANA2 Resolver Interface Module integrates network connection and expansion capabilities to provide resolver feedback for any PLC-based system. Unit expands up to six 2-channel modules, allowing users to interface up to 12 resolver sensors using single network connection. Mounting on standard DIN rail, module provides 16-bit resolution and fully programmable reference voltage, frequency, and transformation ratio. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Motion Control Software gets machines to peak peformance.

May 20, 2014

Integrating tools to develop and debug multi-axis motion sequences without manual coding, EASII Application Studio unifies machine communication, motion, and programming, regardless of servo drive and feedback types, number of axes in motion, or network. EASII Quick Tuning Wizard automatically performs motion testing and makes servo drive adjustments. After burn-in, EASII refines motion control process with network auto-configuration, automatic mechanical load adjustment, and dual loop tuning. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Touchscreen Controller targets mid-size performance tablet space.

May 6, 2014

Available for screen sizes from 7–8.9 in., maXTouch® mXT106xT2 series incorporates all features smartphones have with hover, stylus, and noise immunity. Finger hover up to 20 mm lets user interact with device without physically making contact with screen through gestures. While reducing power consumption, adaptive sensing technology enables dynamic touch classification, which automatically and intelligently switches between self- and mutual-capacitance sensing. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Soft Controller offers network failure detection feature.

April 10, 2014

Available with SPiiPlusSC soft controller, NetworkBoost™ feature indicates exact failure location within EtherCAT network, minimizing troubleshooting and repair time. In addition, NetworkBoost enables network to resume and continue its normal operation without replacing failed cable. Product is designed for all ACS EtherCAT network systems and production machines where downtime is expensive and must be minimized. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Resolver Feedback Module facilitates AC drive upgrade.

January 28, 2014

Designed to plug into Allen-Bradley PowerFlex® 750-Series AC Drives, Model RD750 eliminates need to replace resolver-equipped motors when upgrading from PowerFlex 700 drives. Module provides single channel resolver interface and variety of diagnostic data using two bi-color LEDs. Critical information such as card-to-drive communication, card-to-resolver connection, and parameter faults are all provided visually. With onboard DIP switches, resolver settings can be configured in field. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Point to Point Motion Controller features compact design.

December 3, 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. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Network Motion Controller facilitates task programming.

October 25, 2013

Gold Maestro with firmware v1.1.2.0 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. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Safety PLC simplifies safety engineering for complex projects.

October 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. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controller integrates 1.4 A per phase stepper drive.

October 9, 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. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Integrated Motion Controller offers Ethernet/IP connectivity.

September 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.
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Controls & Controllers

Hall-Effect Control Wheel features miniature design.

August 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. Read More