Motion Control • Controllers

Motion controllers are used to control an object's motion via the implementation of analog components or digital computers.

Motion controllers are used to control an object's motion via the implementation of analog components or digital computers.

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  • Nippon Pulse America

    Nippon Pulse America (NPA) offers chip level, and board level controllers. The PCL/PCD series programmable pulse generators are motion control chips designed to control stepper motors and servomotors; axes range from 1 to 4 and max output frequency ranges from 400K pps to 9.8 M pps. PPCI series (PPCI7443) is an advanced PCI-bus format 4-axes motion control board that allows control of stepper motors and/or servomotors. NPMC series are an advanced PC/104-bus format multi-axes motion control board with max output frequency of 4.9M and 6.5M pps.

  • National Instruments Corp.

    National Instruments offer many 2-axis and 4-axis stepper and/or servo motion controllers with a control loop rate of 1 axis at 62.5 µs. Digital I/O varies from 8, 32 and 64 lines. The NI 735x Series feature 2, 4, 6, or 8 axes individually configurable for either stepper or servo control; for stepper/servo motor control, hydraulic control, or piezoelectric control applications.

  • Trust Automation

    Trust Automation stand-alone motion controllers include the 2- and 4-axis models of the TA600. TA600 is 24V DC powered, features quadrature or +/- 10V DC analog feedback, user I/O of 8 digital outputs and 14 digital inputs. The TA620 is their spindle controller which features spindle control up to 30,000 RPM, 110/220 VAC power, and sensor or sensorless commutation startup. Both the TA600 and 620 have trapezoidal, SCurve, velocity and custom move types available.

  • ACS Motion Control Ltd.

    ACS Motion Control offers two types of control products: standardized PC mounted or standalone single/multi-axis motion controllers, and customized products for OEM machine builders with special technical requirements. Off-the-shelf products include PC-based, panel- and rack-mounted controllers. Their rack-mounted controllers are an independent or host dependent, 3U form factor, multi-axis motion controller.

  • Adept Technology, Inc.

    Adept offers controllers that provide motion control capabilities for industrial robots, third party mechanisms, feeders, servo-controlled conveyors, or other servo and process-control axes. Adept advanced motion controllers features linear circular interpolation, split-axis drive, backlash, orthogonality and linear compensation.

  • Aerotech, Inc.

    Aerotech's motion controllers include the A3200 which is software-based (no PC slots required) providing from 1 to 32 axes of synchronized control; the multi-axis Ensemble™ controller, and the Soloist™ (excluding the MP), a single-axis servo controller. The Soloist combines a power supply, amplifier, and position controller in a single package; it also has high-speed position latch inputs and advanced data logging capabilities, making it ideal for laboratory and test instrument applications. The Ensemble can control brushless, brush, or stepper motors or stages in any combination, and both PWM and linear drives are available.

  • Baldor

    Baldor's NextMove controller family includes the ES, a cost effective rack mounted motion controller for the control of up to 6 axes (2 servo and 4 stepper). Available with a USB interface, this provides a high speed interface to the PC. Baldor also offers the e100 which integrates management of real-time Ethernet networks using the industry standard protocol ETHERNET Powerlink. Baldor offers positioners with between 1 and 12 axes of control, incorporating Baldor's Mint programming language.

  • Omega Engineering, Inc.

    Omega manufactures the SiNet™ Hub 444 multi-axis motion controller. It allows up to 4 Stepper or Servo Si™ drives to be controlled in host mode from a single PC or PLC’s RS232 serial port, or will run in stand-alone mode. It features 4 optically isolated programmable inputs (5 to 24V DC) and 4 likewise outputs (24V DC, 100 mA). Hub 444 is also available with DIN rail mounting kit.

  • Click Automation

    Click Automation offers Logosol Inc. and Galil motion controllers. Logosol makes a high-speed RS485 motion network. Up to 32 intelligent drives and I/O nodes can be controlled over a single multi-drop full duplex network in a distributed motion control environment; with options of step motors, brush, brushless and even linear motors. Galil manufactures a wide range of single and multi-axis motion controllers. Formats include ISA, PCI , VME and PC/104 cards as well as box-level controllers with RS232, USB and Ethernet connectivity.

  • Cleveland Motion Controls

    CMC Motion Controllers are available with new machinery, in systems and for retrofit. The Aximate Plus is a high performance multi-axis intelligent controller for servo and stepper motors. Aximate Plus offers control of 4 stepper and 3 servo axes, 20 general purpose digital inputs and 11 outputs, 2 differential analog inputs with 12-bit resolution, UL and CE certified.

  • Delta Computer Systems, Inc.

    Delta's motion controllers provide precise closed-loop position, velocity, pressure, force, and position-pressure or position-force control for electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic applications. Delta offers their 2- to 8-axes RMC100 series, 1 to 2 axes RMC70 series, the two axis linear motion controller MMC120 and legacy products. Communication options include EtherNet, serial RS-232/485, Profibus , discrete I/O, and Modbus Plus.

  • Elmo Motion Control, Inc.

    Elmo offers SimplIQ and ExtrIQ servo motion control lines, and their Maestro multi-axis controller. SimplIQ are digital servo drive controllers for AC/DC brush and brushless servo motors with multiple feedback options including incremental encoder, resolver, analog and digital Halls, analog sin-cos, absolute, tacho and potentiometer feedbacks. While Elmo's ExtrIQ product suite is a set of intelligent digital servo drives controllers for brush and brushless motors; designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions.

  • GE Intelligent Platforms

    GE Intelligent Platforms motion controllers include the PACMotion which controls up to 40 axes in a single rack over a high-speed backplane. And up to eight axes can be configured for synchronous or time-delayed start; start signal is independent of RX3i CPU eliminating potential processing delays.

  • G&L Motion Control

    G & L motion control products are applied to a wide variety of machines including, but not limited to packaging, converting, welding, assembly, winding, routing, robotics, punching and polishing. Their MMC family for machine, motion and servo control include digital MMC controls featuring a drive-resident control card for applications up to 16 axes and a stand-alone control for applications up to 64 axes. The drives are daisy-chained to he control card using shielded CAT5 Ethernet cable. Up to 16 drives can be daisy-chained on one network branch. 230V and 460V versions of the drives are available in power ranges from 500W to 65kW.

  • Griffin Motion LLC

    Griffin Motion offers stepper, servo and custom controllers. The MCA-SV is Griffin's compact servo controller with 5 amp peak output per axis and stand-alone operation; available single and multi-axis. The Griffin Motion MCA-ST Series is a flexible 1 to 3 axis stepper motor controller designed to control stepper motor driven stages with a peak current requirement of 2A. This micro-stepping controller is software configurable from 1/2 to 1/256 step size.

  • Infranor

    Infranor offers Cybelec and Trio controllers.  Trio motion controllers are a range offering control of 1 to 64 axes of servo motors, stepper motors, piezo motors or hydraulic systems. CYBELEC (an Infranor Group Company) manufactures numerical controls for sheetmetal forming. Cyebelec products include the DNC 600S numerical control whose standard version can control up to 4 axes, of which two are synchronized hydraulic axes, specifically designed for press-brakes.

  • PMC Corporation

    PMC offers servo and stepper motion controllers for a wide variety of precision applications; PCI-bus, VME-bus, ISA-bus and stand-alone controllers. This includes the MultiFlex PCI 1040, a 4 axis PCI-bus stepper and pulse-controlled servo motion control card. The MultiFlex PCI 1440 is a high-performance 4 to 8 axis servo and stepper PCI-bus motion control card.

  • Varedan Technologies

    Varedan VMC-2000 series motion controllers are perfect for both open and closed loop servo and stepper applications. Their 4 or 8 axis models have a dedicated high speed DSP for handling servo control, step output, encoder feedback, and dedicated axis I/O. Varedan's VMC-1400 PC ISA motion controller services both servo and stepper applications requiring an accurate pulse command. Step rates range from 1 to 500,000 pps, and offered in S-Curve, Parabolic or Linear ramp profiles.
    Customized builds & design available.

  • Western Servo Design, Inc.

    Western Sevo Design (WSDI) offers single and multi-axis controllers. The PMC-S1 and XMC-S1 are single axis, point-to-point, standalone models featuring RS-232 communications. While the PMC-S4 multi-axis servo controller provides coordinated motion for up to 4 axes and features ISA-Bus card.

  • Yaskawa Electric America

    Yaskawa offers single-axis motion controllers of configurable or fully programmable machine control with Ethernet, DeviceNet, and Profibus options. And multi-axis motion controllers for electronic gearing, camming, and coordinated motion with Ethernet connectivity.  The MP2000 series are some of their multi-axis controllers, and are designed for packaging machine systems. The MP2300 can control up to 48 axes. The MP2200 expands control up to 256 axes.