Motion Control Modules provide all-digital solution.

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Available in PC-based, stand-alone, or rack-mounted multi-axis models, SPiiPlus HP Series supports direct-connected servo or stepper motors and HSSI-networked servo drives. Units offer 20 kHz update rate for all controlled loops, plus PIV control algorithms and filters that can be customized to address special needs. With SpiiPlus HP Series, up to 10 programs can be run simultaneously with multiple interactions and synchronized processes.



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SPiiPlus HP Series Provides a Complete, High-Performance, all Digital Motion Control Solution



PLYMOUTH, MN (June 30, 2008) - ACS Motion Control, an international manufacturer of
advanced multi-axis motion controllers, machine control systems and integrated control
modules, has developed a family of motion control modules that provide a complete, high performance, all digital motion control solution. All SPiiPlus HP Series products are designed to meet the requirements of the most sophisticated and demanding applications including semiconductor manufacturing and inspection, electronic assembly and testing, medical imaging and digital printing equipment.

The SPiiPlus HP Series includes PC-based, stand-alone or rack mounted multi-axis
controllers that support direct-connected servo or stepper motors and HSSI-networked servo drives. The series also features multi-axis controllers with up to eight integrated digital drives that can support direct-connected servo-motors, direct-connected stepper drives, and HSSI-networked servo drives.

"SPiiPlus HP products provide the best price/benefit ratio for advanced multi-axis
applications and include many unique features not available in other technologies," said Evan Reed, ACS Motion Control Vice President. "The advanced technology can be found in a wide variety of applications with requirements that range from simplistic to sophisticated machines in the fields of automation and robotics."

The SPiiPlus HP Series offers a 20kHz update rate for all controlled loops, providing
a wide bandwidth while delivering exceptional dynamic tracking, fast and smooth settling atn low and high velocities, and sub-nanometer position interpolation of sin-cos encoder feedback. In addition, flexible and easy to adjust PIV control algorithms and filters can be customized to address special needs. Moreover, with the frequency response function (FRF) analysis and filter design tool, users can quantify system bandwidth and stability by calculating and presenting the phase and gain margins. The SpiiPlus HP Series enables up to ten programs to run simultaneously with multiple interactions and synchronized processes.

The SPiiPlus HP Series features a powerful software environment that includes an
extensive tool suite to shorten machine development cycles and time-to-market deployment.

Optimized for motion control applications, ACS' software tools provide easy setup, tuning and programming and application simulation. The software enables the implementation of highly complex motion-time-event sequences with accurate positioning and timing.

The PLC Open compliant control software is designed to support IEC61131-3 programming and allows users to program using any of the five languages in addition to
ACSPL+. The software provides fully variable mapping that enables flexible bi-directional interfacing, mutual synchronization, and functionality exchange between ACSPL+ and IEC 61131-3 programs. The addition of full CANOpen support allows SPiiPlus motion controllers to be configured as a CANOpen Master, according to the DS-402 specification, and control up to 64 nodes of motion or I/O. The free motion simulator can be downloaded at www.acsmotioncontrol.com

For more information about ACS' SPiiPlus HP Series, contact ACS at 14700 28th
Ave North - Suite 25, Plymouth, MN 55447; call 800-545-2980; e-mail
evanr@acsmotioncontrol.com; or go to www.acsmotioncontrol.com.

About ACS

An international manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion controllers, machine controllers and integrated control modules, ACS (NASDAQ: ACSEF) provides standard and custom products that combine power and precision to deliver flexible, economical, user-friendly motion and machine control solutions.

Established in 1985, ACS' international headquarters is located in Israel and its North American headquarters resides in Plymouth, MN. ACS also has facilities in South Korea and distributors worldwide that deliver dependable customer service and product support. ACS is an ISO9001 certified manufacturing facility, demonstrating its continuous commitment to providing customers with reliable devices that are thoroughly tested with the latest available techniques.

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