Design Engineering

Motion Controller

By DE staff   

General Ethernet motion controller

Galil's DMC-41x3 motion controller operates stand-alone or interfaces with Ethernet or USB.

Galil Motion Control introduced the latest product in its Econo series, the DMC-41×3, a motion controller that includes Ethernet 10/100Base-T, a USB 2.0 port, higher speed performance, larger program memory, analog inputs and optically isolated I/O.

The DMC-41×3 operates stand-alone or interfaces to a PC with Ethernet 10/100Base-T or USB. An auxiliary RS232 port is also provided. The product is available in one through eight axis formats, and each axis is user-configurable for stepper or servo motor operation. The controller can be connected with external drives of any power range or with Galil’s multi-axis (500W per axis) servo drives or 60V, 3A microstepping drives. Galil drives install directly onto the DMC-41×3 controller.


Standard I/O of the DMC-41×3 controller includes 16 optically isolated inputs and outputs for the 1-4 axis models and 32 I/O for the 5-8 axis models. Eight analog inputs are provided in addition to optically isolated forward and reverse limits and a home input for each axis. Other controller features include PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, memory for user programs, multitasking for simultaneously running up to eight programs, and I/O processing for synchronizing motion with external events. Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing, ECAM and PVT.

The DMC-41×3 controller and drive package is 8.1 x 7.25 x 1.5 inch for the 1- thru 4-axis model and 11.5 x 7.25 x 1.5 inch for the 5- thru 8- axis model. It accepts power from a single 20-60V dc source. The DMC-41×3 is available as a card-level product or packaged in a metal enclosure. The controller is programmed with the company’s 2-letter command language.


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