Press Release Summary:
Facilitating 4-axis stepping and pulse-type servo motor control, Model PCM-3240 features intelligent NOVA MCX341-motion ASIC that provides 2/3-axis linear interpolation, 2-axis circular interpolation, and T/S-curve acceleration/deceleration rate. Unit performs functions without requiring main CPU processing. Additional features include hand wheel and jog junction, 4 MPPS pulse output for each axis, A/B phase or Up/Down encoder pulse, and 1 MHz encoder input for each axis.
Original Press Release:
Advantech Launches PC/104 4-Axis Stepping/Pulse-type Servo Motor Control Card
The PCM-3240 is a PC/104 4-axis stepping/pulse-type servo motor control card starting at $845.
(Cincinnati, Ohio - 1/09/2007) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the PCM-3240, a PC/104 4-axis stepping/pulse-type servo motor control card that simplifies stepping and pulse-type servo motor control, providing added motor performance. Most 4-axis cards cannot fit into a standard PC/104 board; they will physically interfere with other PC/104 boards in the system. The PCM-3240 has been modified to fit into a standard PC/104 board, eliminating any chance of mechanical interference in the embedded controller.
The card's intelligent NOVA MCX341-motion ASIC provides a variety of motion control functions, such as 2/3-axis linear interpolation, 2-axis circular interpolation, and T/S-curve acceleration/deceleration rate. The PCM-3240 performs these functions without requiring any main CPU processing.
Other features include: hand wheel and jog junction, 4 MPPS pulse output for each axis, CW/CCW or Pulse/Direction pulse type, 1 MHz encoder input for each axis, A/B phase or Up/Down encoder pulse, constant speed control, position management and software limit switch function.
For advanced applications, a Windows APIs and user-friendly examples are supplied. Also included is a free motion utility which aids in configuration and diagnosis. The PCM-3240 starts at $845 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940.
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group -Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.
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