Motion Controller

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

Comments Off on Motion Controller September 29, 2010
by DE staff

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.