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Motion Controllers suit medical instrumentation applications.

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SPiiPlus and MC4U Series feature program default response mechanisms that can be customized to detect over-positioning, over-current, and over-velocity in medical instrumentation to automatically trigger kill command of machine's movement. Dedicated RTOS ensures deterministic fail-safe operation of controller, including safety conditions and motion systems. Motion control modules also offer hardware-based positioning comparison for triggering imaging devices based on patient position.



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ACS Motion Controllers Provide Comprehensive Diagnostics and Fail-Safe Operation in Medical Instrumentation Applications



High-speed hardware based positioning compares machine activation and synchronizes it
with a patient's movement...

PLYMOUTH, MN (October 29, 2008) - ACS Motion Control, an international manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion controllers, machine controllers and integrated control modules, has developed high-speed motion control modules that provide comprehensive diagnostics and safety handling. ACS' SPiiPlus Series and MC4U Series of motion controllers feature program default response mechanisms that can be customized to detect over-positioning (position error), over-current and overvelocity in medical instrumentation applications to automatically trigger a kill command of the machine's movement.

In addition, the motion controller has a dedicated real time operating system that guarantees deterministic fail safe operation of the controller including safety conditions and motion systems. The robust operating system ensures reliable and precise motion.

The advanced motion controllers also provide hardware based positioning comparison for triggering imaging devices based on a patient's position. Typical applications include X-ray, CT-scan, MRI and nuclear imaging. This position event generator (PEG) automatically and immediately triggers the image device based on the positioning encoder feedback loop.

"Our high performance SPiiPlus and MC4U motion controllers are ideal for medical instrumentation applications as they are designed with advanced safety features that ensure patient safety. If set parameters are incorrect or violated for any reason, motion automatically ceases until the parameters are corrected," said Evan Reed, Vice President at ACS Motion Control Inc.

The cost-effective motion controllers also feature distributed axis and I/O control using CANOpen or HSSI channels.

For more information about ACS' motion controllers, 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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