Galil Motion Control (www.galilmc.com) has released their latest generation, compact, single-axis ethernet motion controller – the DMC-300xx pocket motion controller series.
Measuring just 3.9 inches x 5.0 inches x 1.5 inches, the all-new DMC-300xx is also offered as a controller-only model, allowing it to connect to a servo or stepper motor amplifier of any power range. When used with a 32-bit RISC processor and optimized power technology, the DMC-300xx delivers better power efficiency, higher speed and a more compact size than the previous generations.
It is specifically developed for single-axis motor control applications, where low cost, remote location and compact size are vital.
Its sinusoidally commutated brushless motor amplifier is a fully digital, transconductance amplifier that helps minimize torque ripple. This is particularly important for applications utilizing low friction linear motors. Using either encoder feedback or hall sensors, the amplifier offers commands for the brushless motor’s initialization.
The DMC-300xx also features non-volatile memory for user programs, PID compensation with velocity as well as acceleration feed-forward, I/O processing for synchronizing external events with motion and multitasking for running up to four programs simultaneously. It delivers various modes of motion such as position tracking, point-to-point positioning, contouring, jogging, ECAM, PVT and electronic gearing.
The DMC-300xx motion controller features as standard optically isolated inputs and outputs, which include homing input, forward and reverse limit inputs, eight uncommitted digital inputs, two uncommitted analog inputs, four uncommitted digital outputs and one uncommitted analog output. Accepting motion feedback from both auxiliary and main encoder, the motion controller offers quadrature encoder feedback as standard while SSI and BISS formats are offered as an option.
The DMC-300xx also comes with a 115kb RS232 port.