Positioning Controls & Controllers
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Compatible with existing AccuWeb web guide systems, EVO 150 features 150 W of power and can control brushed and brushless actuator motors. Control module, measuring 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 in., features EtherNet/IP communication protocol for uploading and downloading of guide system settings and performance parameters. Product can be mounted in EVO enclosure measuring 7 x 5 x 4 in., including one with flush-mounted, switch-pad HMI panel on face, or din-mounted in existing control panel.
Based on VDI interface, Eppinger Trifix Tool Positioning System facilitates quick and accurate exchanges of both static and driven tooling for DMG/Gildemeister multitasking machines. System delivers positioning accuracy within 10 microns between tool stations and single-position repeatability of less than 5 microns at tool length of 3.9 in. After user initially aligns Trifix unit in lathe turret, further adjustment for subsequent tool changes becomes unnecessary. Read More
Capable of going as narrow as .500 in., QUICK SET 0.5 can automatically position hundreds of knife holders simultaneously, within seconds rather than hours, with extreme accuracy. System eliminates potential human errors and optimizes setup time, allowing customers to reduce scrap. Read More
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).
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Designed for brushed and brushless DC motors up to 700 W, Model EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT provides real-time positioning of synchronized multi-axis systems. Unit possesses nominal power supply voltage range from 11–70 Vdc and delivers continuous output current of 10 A, during acceleration and deceleration up to 25 A. Integrating as slave into real-time EtherCAT protocol-based Ethernet networks, controller is suited for drive systems in robotics, automation, and mechatronics. Read More
Developed for position command/control in CANopen network, EPOS2 24/2 also offers USB and RS232 interfaces. Operating modes, such as position, velocity, and current, enable use in automation technology, tool building, and mechatronic drive systems. Features include Step/Direction Mode for incrementally controlled movement of motor shaft, and Master Encoder Mode for applying drive as electronic gearing. Dual loop position and speed controller further optimizes motion control. Read More
Model EPOS2 70/10 drives DC brush motors with encoders or brushless EC motors with Hall sensors and encoders, from 5-700 W power. It includes Step/Direction Mode for motor movement, Master Encoder Mode for use in electronic gearing applications, and Interpolated Position Mode for synchronously running path specified by interpolating points. Regulation Tuning helps adjust current, velocity, or position regulation. Unit can be controlled with CAN Master or by PC via USB or RS232. Read More