Cito Systems (www.citosystems.com) unveiled its latest advanced server made to control brushless and brush DC servo motors as well as microstepping and stepper motors actuating any mechanism, AMCS [pronounced as “a-maks”] (“Advanced Motion Control Server”). This advance server has much more compared with typical stand-alone motion controller with network connectivity.
The new AMCS is a Web Server with embedded multi-axis motion controller at a very compact enclosure. It gives remarkable capabilities in network communication such as Internet and at the same time it works independently through its own system software. The server is accessed either through client applications or a HTML graphical interface. Devices incorporating the controller can be monitored and controlled from any place around the world through the worldwide computer network. AMCS is best suited for many automation applications, including industrial, textile, packaging, medical, scientific, semiconductor, machine tools and robotic.
AMCS can work in Client-Server network architecture with a possibility of creating local sub-networks, if there are a bigger number of control devices. In that case, the controllers can work in a hierarchical Server-Agent configuration. Unlike the agent, the server has the system software with additional features and monitors a group of agents. The agent and the server are both capable of directly controlling motor drives.
The motion controller has the power of both ASIC and DSP chips to implement the motion control algorithms. It has an advanced PID filter with acceleration feedforward and velocity, 32-bit position error and bias offset.
The controller is commonly programmed by used languages. Therefore, it does not require an advance level of knowledge in programming. With embedded interpreters, it is possible to write control programs in C language, HPGL standards and G-code and a language used in controllers from the Galil company. The writing control programs permit programming of advanced motion trajectories realized by a variety of kinematical configurations.