Motion Controller enables advanced algorithms.

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The 64-bit ZMP-PCI Motion Controller for SynqNet® utilizes 466 MHz PowerPC processor. With double-precision processing power, unit is optimized to work with company's MechaWare advanced servo development environment, and is compatible with Motion Programming Interface. SynqNet motion control network provides 100 Mbps synchronous real-time connection between motion controllers and servo/stepper drives, custom network devices, and I/O modules.



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ZMP-PCI Motion Controller Expands SynqNet® Product Family


MEI's ZMP-PCI Enables Advanced Algorithms and Ultra Performance

Santa Barbara, CA - 15 September, 2004 - Motion Engineering, Inc. (MEI) today released the next generation ZMP-PCI Motion Controller, the highest performance member of their SynqNet family. The PCI-based package (ZMP-SynqNet-PCI) adds to MEI's SynqNet offerings, which also include ZMP-PMC and XMP-SynqNet controller products.

Motion Engineering's ZMP controllers provide machine builders with the ultimate in high-performance motion control. The 64-bit ZMP controller utilizes a 466 MHz Motorola PowerPC processor for optimum flexibility and speed. With double-precision processing power over the 32-bit XMP-SynqNet series controllers, the ZMP-SynqNet series are optimized to work with MEI's MechaWare advanced servo development environment for the ultimate in precision control schemes.

SynqNet motion control networks provide a 100Mbps synchronous real-time connection between motion controllers and servo/stepper drives, custom network devices, and I/O modules. SynqNet is the only high-speed digital motion control network that offers fault tolerance, real-time node data collection, firmware downloads, wide vendor servo interoperability, and requires no network programming. More information can be found at www.SynqNet.org.

The ZMP controller family is compatible with the Motion Programming Interface (MPI). And code developed for XMP-SynqNet series controllers is compatible with all ZMP-SynqNet controllers. The ZMP is available for immediate order, with initial production shipments scheduled for early Q4 2004.

More information can be obtained from Motion Engineering, Inc. at www.motioneng.com

About MEI

Founded in 1987, and now part of the Danaher Motion Group, Motion Engineering Inc. designs, manufactures, markets and sells performance network motion control solutions to high value capital equipment builders in the semiconductor, electronic assembly, robotics and medical markets. MEI's SynqNet® motion platforms combined with advanced tools and engineering services allow OEMs to build better machines, faster. Danaher Motion is a leading global manufacturer of motion control products that improve the efficiency and productivity of complex manufacturing operations. Danaher Motion¹s product innovations have been revolutionizing the motion control industry for over 60 years. Information is available on the Web at www.motioneng.com and www.danahermotion.com

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