Positioning Controls & Controllers
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
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
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
H2W Technologies' single rail positioning stage (SRS-020-08-013-01-3EX) utilized in a six axis demo, which coordinates the motion of three linear motor driven axis with three rotary motor driven axis. It utilizes AMC's ClickMove® automation solution software along with AMC's servo drives to achieve the desired motion profiles. There is no external controller or hardware used. ... 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.
H2W Technologies' single rail positioning stage (SRS) utilized in a ball toss demo, which tosses a golf ball through a spinning hoop and then catches it using the built in sequencing and indexing capabilities of AMC’s servo drives.There is no external controller or vision system used. The SRS-EX series stage is ideal for closed loop positioning applications that require long travel... Read More
Schaumburg, Illinois – ETEL's motion control solutions, offered in North America through HEIDENHAIN Corporation, have been integrated into leading edge machines of various high-tech industries for more than 15 years. As applications and machines evolve, the specifications and features required to control these machines also change. To keep up with changing demands, ETEL is constantly... Read More
- Latest Patents Cover Turbomachine Wheel Position Control, Combination Radial/Axial Electromagnetic Actuator, Power Electronics Self-Diagnostics Device - CERRITOS, Calif. - Calnetix Technologies, a world leader in developing and manufacturing high-speed permanent magnet motor generators, power electronics and magnetic bearings for a variety of applications and industries, recently received... Read More
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
• Integrated, low-profile, XY, ball-screw stage • Long-life linear motion guide bearing system • Optional low thermal expansion glass linear encoder • Cost-effective, high-precision planar performance Aerotech's PlanarSL mechanical bearing, ball-screw-driven XY stages offer exceptional performance in a cost-sensitive, low-profile package. Combining two axes of motion in a... Read More
GE Power Conversion Supplies Dynamic Positioning for Cylindrical Accommodation Vessel Built by Cosco for Logitel Offshore PteDecember 18, 2013
Position Control Systems Comply with DYNPOS AUTRO Notations Logitel Offshore's Floating Accommodation Unit is First of Its Type Designed by Sevan Marine Cefront Technology Chinese Shipbuilding Market is Growing in Importance SHANGHAI – GE's Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) has again demonstrated its strength in this sector by winning a contract for the supply of dynamic positioning... 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).