Galil Motion Control (www.galilmc.com) is proud to announce the release of the latest product in its Econo series – the DMC-41×3. Compared to previous Econo controllers, the new product features several enhancements, which include a USB 2.0 port, Ethernet 10/100Base-T, analog inputs, larger program memory, higher speed performance and optically isolated I/O.
The DMC-41×3 can operate as a stand-alone or can interface to a PC with USB or Ethernet 10/100Base-T. The controller comes in one through eight axis formats, with each axis being user-configurable for servo or stepper motor operation. The product can also be connected with Galil’s multi-axis (500W per axis) servo drives, 60V, 3A microstepping drives, or external drives of any power range.
Among the standard I/O of the new product includes 32 I/O for the five to eight axis models and 16 optically isolated inputs and outputs for the one to four axis models. Aside from optically isolated forward and reverse limits and home input for every axis, eight analog inputs are also provided.
Other features of the controller include I/O processing for synchronizing motion with external events, multitasking for simultaneously running up one to eight programs, memory for user programs and PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward. A selection of modes of motion is also available, which include position tracking, point-to-point positioning, circular and linear interpolation, jogging, electronic gearing, contouring, PVT and ECAM.
The controller and drive package measures 8.1” x 7.25” x 1.5” for the one to four axis model and 11.5” x 7.25” x 1.5” for the five to eight-axis model. The DMC-41×3 accepts power from a single 20-60V DC source and is available packed in a metal enclosure or as a card-level product.