Motion Control Cards offer MEI XMP-PCI compatibility.

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Series VMC-2000 full-length universal slot PCI motion control cards are available with 4 or 8 axes of motion. Each axis features quadrature encoder feedback inputs, optically isolated limit, amplifier fault, and home sensor inputs and amp enable output. Dual 12-bit D/As provide 16 channels of ±10 Vdc analog outputs for servo control or general-purpose use. Configurable RS-422 differential line drivers provide pulse and direction outputs and spare output for each axis.



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VMC-2000 Motion Card Offers MEI XMP-PCI Compatibility



TORRANCE, CA - August 31, 2006 - Varedan Technologies (www.varedan.com) is offering an alternative source for MEI customers using the XMP-PCI. With the recently announced end of life for the XMP-PCI card, the VMC-2000 offers drop in replacement pin-for-pin compatibility with the XMP-PCI. The VMC-2000 series motion control cards are functionally compatible with the Motion Engineering Inc. (MEI) XMP-PCI motion controllers and offer a similar software library of commands so current users can continue to use their existing software and application code.

The VMC-2000 series motion controllers are full-length universal slot PCI cards available with either 4 axes (VMC-2400) or 8 axes (VMC-2800) of motion. Each axis features quadrature encoder feedback inputs, optically isolated limit, amplifier fault, and home sensor inputs and an amp enable output. Dual 12-bit D/A's provide 16 channels of ±10vdc analog outputs for either servo control or general-purpose use. Configurable RS-422 differential line drivers provide pulse and direction outputs as well as a spare output for each axis. Eight optically isolated general-purpose I/O pins can be configured by the user's application. A high-speed position capture input can be configured using one of the optically isolated inputs on each axis.

Through the use of high-density VHDCI connectors, the VMC-2000 series allows all connections to be made to the card without the need for running wires and cables inside the PC chassis. Four high-density connectors provide 2 axes of connections each and are pin for pin compatible with the MEI XMP-PCI pin out. Breakout boards are available to provide connections to each signal, or pre-made cables can be purchased from a number of third party vendors.

The included software library routines enable the user to quickly build their motion application code using C/C++. Windows drivers are included for Plug and Play installation on any PC platform. Example programming applications are included and can be used to get the card up and running in a few minutes.

Varedan Technologies designs and manufactures custom and standard motion control products for OEM applications. Our products include Linear Servo Amplifiers, PWM Servo Amplifiers, and Motion Controllers. Visit us on the web at www.varedan.com or contact us at sales@varedan.com.

Contact Details:
Robert Danek
Varedan Technologies
3870 Del Amo Blvd
Suite 503
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: 860-295-0048

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