EtherCAT master 32-axis controller for motion control applications introduced by Galil

ROCKLIN, Calif., 25 July 2016. Galil Motion Control Inc. in Rocklin, Calif., is introducing the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master 32-axis motion controller for complex motion control problems like point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, ECAM, and PVT.

Jul 25th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ROCKLIN, Calif., 25 July 2016. Galil Motion Control Inc. in Rocklin, Calif., is introducing the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master 32-axis motion controller for complex motion control problems like point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, ECAM, and PVT.

The DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT controller can control as many as 32 drives and two I/O modules, and provides uncommitted I/O for integration into a variety of EtherCAT applications.

The DMC-52xx0 comes in 2-, 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-axis formats. Coordinated moves can be done within banks of as many as 8 axes, allowing for minimal changes of Galil's programming language.

The DMC-52xx0 operates in Cyclic Synchronous Position (CSP) mode. In this mode, the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the Galil controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz.

Related: EtherCAT slave I/O controller for remote use in EtherCAT automation systems offered by Galil

The DMC-52xx0 features eight uncommitted opto-isolated inputs and eight uncommitted opto-isolated high power outputs. It also includes eight uncommitted analog inputs and eight uncommitted analog outputs (analog I/O is 12-bit standard, 16-bit option available).

The DMC-52xx0 comes with one Ethernet port for communication with a host PC and one EtherCAT port to communicate with EtherCAT drives. Users can link several EtherCAT drives together in a daisy-chain configuration and connected to the controller's EtherCAT port.

One USB port is also provided for alternative communication with a host PC. The DMC-52xx0 comes in a compact metal enclosure measuring 9.75 by 5 by 1.6 inches and is powered by a single 90-to-250-volt AC power supply.

For more information contact Galil Motion control online at www.galil.com.

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