Controllers provide integrated machine control solution.

Press Release Summary:

Designed as integrated motion, I/O, and networking solutions, ServoWire Motion and Logic Controller (SMLC) models 30, 80, and 160 control up to 3, 8, and 16 axes, respectively. They utilize FireWire drive networking, 2 Ethernet ports, and 32-bit Pentium processors running QNX RTOS. Along with support for Modbus/TCP communications, products feature removable Compact Flash, 32 Kbytes battery-backed SRAM, 3 or 4 serial ports, and PC-104+ expansion slot(s).

Original Press Release:

New ServoWire Motion & Logic Controllers for Fully Integrated Machine Control Solutions

ROCHESTER, NY, September 15, 2005 -- ORMEC is pleased to announce its new line-up of ServoWire Motion & Logic Controllers (SMLC) for cost-effective, integrated motion, I/O and networking solutions. The three new models; 30, 80 and 160, offer a small footprint, improved performance and more standard features. Utilizing Pentium processors, FireWire drive networking and Ethernet connectivity, the SMLC is a system that can control your entire machine.

Reduce costs by replacing a motion controller and PLC combination with a single SMLC, which can control up to 16 axes and thousands of I/O points. By combining ORMEC Soft Motion technology with IEC 61131-3 programming, PLCopen motion function blocks and industry standard protocols for I/O and network connectivity, the SMLC provides a fully integrated machine control solution.

Key Features

SMLC controllers offer a compact footprint (9" x 2.75" x 7.23", H x W x D, for Model 30 and 80 or 9" x 4.25" x 7.23" for Model 160)

Rugged Industrial hardware features an all metal-enclosure, no fans required

Intel 32-bit processors running the reliable and robust QNX real-time operating system (RTOS)

Removable Compact Flash for program storage

32 Kbytes battery-backed SRAM for non-volatile data storage

Two Ethernet ports and three or four serial ports

Modbus/TCP communications for interfacing I/O and touchscreen HMIs

Wago 750 Series I/O connected via Modbus/UDP or FireWire. Built-in digital (8 In / 8 Out) and analog I/O

PC-104+ expansion slot(s) for other factory networks

IEC 61131-3 application Programming. Choose any of the five standard languages. Use PLCopen motion function blocks plus powerful ORMEC extensions for multi-axis, coordinated motion, registration control and more

Choose the right SMLC model for your application

SMLC-30 Up to 3 axes

SMLC-80 Up to 8 axes

SMLC-160 Up to 16 axes

SMLC controllers can connect up to 16 digital ServoWire SM Drives with up to a 4 kHz loop update rate. All-digital drive networking using cost effective, open standard IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface hardware and cabling.

ORMEC is a leading provider of PC-based motion control and networked servodrives. The company manufactures motion control systems that integrate motion controllers, logic control, drives, servo motors and Firewire-based networking into cost-effective solutions. ORMEC is fully committed to excellence in applications engineering and technical consulting, applications programming assistance, on-site service and support. The company continues to be a leader in the development of motion control technology, including being the first company to introduce an industrial motion control system using the high-speed FireWire network.

Contact Information:
For more information on the SMLC, please contact ORMEC, 19 Linden Park, Rochester, NY 14625. Telephone: 1(800) 656-7632. FAX: 1 (585) 385-5999. Or visit ORMEC on the web at

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