Design Engineering

Robotic Controller

Aerotech HEX RC designed to control six-axis robotic systems.

September 27, 2017   by Design Engineering staff

Aerotech debuted its HEX RC, a 6-axis motion controller designed for controlling robotic systems like hexapods. The 4U rack-mountable unit is compatible with the Automation 3200 (A3200) motion platform that runs up to 32 axes, perform complex, synchronized motion trajectories, manipulate I/O and collect data at high speeds. The HEX RC controls any combination of brush, brushless or stepper motors and digitally performs both current loop and servo loop closures. The controller connects and controls up to 26 additional axes of servo, stepper or piezo-driven stages using the A3200 distributed control architecture. The HEX RC is designed with an ASCII command interface over TCP and can act as a master controller to control other A3200 external drives via the FireWire.

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