Machine Design

Multiaxis Motion On A PCI Card

Magellan-PCI motion-control cards come in one, two, three, and four-axis versions and provide features including trajectory generation, servoloop closure, onthefly changes, and more.

Cards let designers create motion systems using standard C or C++ programming. Cards support brushed and brushless dc motors, stepper motors, and communicate through PCI bus via serial port or CAN bus. Motor type can be software selectable on a per-axis basis. Cards support servoloop rates to 50m sec/axis, 5 Mcount/sec quadrature encoder input rate, on-board trace capability to 32 kwords, and pulse and direction output to 5 Mpulses/sec.

Performance Motion Devices Inc.,
55 Old Bedford Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773,
(781) 674-9860,
www.pmdcorp.com

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