Positioning Controls & Controllers
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
Suited for closed-loop operation in baggage handling applications, CBPC-3590 Clutch Brake Positioning Control has one-board, microprocessor-based design, internal display and keypad that prevents unauthorized access to settings, and fault notification feature that includes offline relay option. Model CBPC-3590 features 120 Vac, ±10%, 50-60 Hz, single phase, 300 VA maximum input power, 1.6 A, 250 V fast acting fusing, and adjustable output frequency from 60-400 Hz. Read More
AT Series Vacuum Lifter-Tilter lets one person lift, tilt, rotate, and position large panels and sheets from conveyors to staging areas and subsequent processes. It features integrated push-button handlebar controls, 4 oval suction pads, parking stands at both ends of beam, vacuum gauges, and audio-visual safety alarms. Available with capacities up to 1,000 lb, product is suited for handling aluminum, plastic, and wood sheet/panels, windows, and doors. Read More
Suited for large fan dampers typical of utility FD and ID applications, Group 22 Control Drive provides positioning of final control elements with resolution down to 0.1% of span. It is fully enclosed in weatherproof housing rated for service environments from -40 to +185°F. On-board control module feeds drive's motor windings directly, eliminating external motor starters and controls. Drive does not coast or overshoot, and will not overheat under continuous modulation. Read More
RCS-microPOS digital servo control reeling system is used to adjust primary arms relief cylinders to correct linear nip force on paper machine winders. Utilizing load cells to measure and control force, unit operates cylinders with full control of position, speed, and acceleration. Operation is carried out via digital inputs from PLC or directly from operators console, while force set value is generated either internally or from computer via Modbus. Read More
Available on 90-350 ton AUTOFORM press brakes, product features independent Z1, Z2 left-right axes suited for multi-die setups where operator must work down length of bed. Closed-loop servo drives zip gage fingers from bend to bend and provide lock-in of gage positions. Multiple programmable axes eliminate manual positioning of gage fingers and gage bars. Features include interference-removing flip capability, 2 gage finger bases, 2 step fingers, and 2 solid fingers. Read More
Built on Vantis platform, AdVantis(TM) scalable solution is suited for low-margin assembly applications. Basic in its standard format, machine features single-beam positioning system and is available with various options to make it readily configurable to specific applications. Product is suited for high-mix and high-volume manufacturers who need no more than it takes to perform certain tasks but want option to scale up later if necessary. Read More
Series PDK Crowder absorbs high impact forces and is suited for pushing sheet metal panels into location for precise positioning. Available in 50, 80, 100, 125, 160, and 200 mm stroke lengths, unit is powered by an ISO/VDMA cylinder with adjustable cushions and magnetic piston. Built-in rod compliance eliminates side loads on piston rod. Tool plate, guide bar, and bearings deflect .06 in. under large loads to protect crowder from damage if panel is mis-loaded. Read More
PID-based Position Controllers provide 32-bit position control for DC brushed motors with 2-channel quadrature encoders. ICON, Mini, and Micro PID Models are rated at 1-40 Vdc, 12A; 1-30 Vdc, 3.75 A; and 6-30 Vdc, 2.5 A respectively. Units store up to 16 trapezoidal profile segments and 3 PID settings. They deliver direct position control via 38.4, 19.2, or 9.6 Kbps serial interface. Analog position control mode provides 1,024 positions with offset and multiplier functions. Read More