Positioning Controls & Controllers
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
Designed for hand-held or limited-space applications, M2000-N24 Series incorporates Industrial Mouse(TM) computer mouse pointer in space-saving, 4.21 x 3.06 x 1.53 in. design with 2.05 in. high joystick. NEMA 4X (IP66)-sealed construction withstands harsh or wet environments, and 3 sealed switches perform all mouse functions. Optional backlighting is available for low-light situations, and anodized aluminum M2000 holder is available for storage. Read More
When applied to step motors, MDrive AccuStep System prevents loss of synchronization due to transient or continued overload, extreme acceleration or deceleration, or excessive slew speed. One version includes integrated step motor, microstepping driver, and internal encoder, while another version adds fully programmable motion controller. Applications include point-to-point positioning, conveyor control, web handling, rotary and linear positioning to torque specification, and low end camming. Read More
Measuring 54 x 28 x 9 mm, Model EPOS2 36/2 controls brush DC motors as well as brushless EC motors, and is suited for single-axis and multiple-axis applications of miniature size. Plug-in module can be operated as speed controller or current controller in addition to position controller. Providing 36 V, 2 Amp operation, drive is designed to command and control within CANopen network, but can also communicate via USB or RS232 interface. Read More
Utilizing high-speed motion control network, PLC-based CJ position controller can be paired with micro CP1H controller for small machine applications or combined with CJ1, CJ2, or CS1 devices for production line applications. Parameters are stored in module for optimized network access, and controller and servo drives are programmed using CX-One automation software. Motion control bus enables GN Servo drives to link to unit via single cable in daisy-chain configuration. Read More
Suited for variety of speed and positioning control applications, QC6210 Series operates across range of 7-24 Vac or 10-30 Vdc at up to 30 A. Open-frame amplifier offers adjustable current limits, loop gain, and independent ramp times for each direction, as well as multiple operating modes. Unit is suited for industrial vehicles, conveyors, machine tools, packaging machines, assembly machines, and other equipment that requires bi-directional speed, torque, or position control. Read More