Other Motion Controls & Controllers

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

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

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

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Software

Motion Control Products improve performance of automation systems.

April 1, 2015

Able to utilize MECHATROLINK-III motion network and utilize its cycle time and network connectivity, MP3300iec machine controller makes automated equipment more responsive by boosting processing speed and memory capacity. MotionWorks IEC v3 software fosters effective automation programming via support for PLCopen Part 4, built-in cam editor, HMI tagging tool, and logic analyzer. As remote I/O solution, VIPA SLIO system accelerates and facilitates addition of power and signal capability. Read More

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