Fast Motion Control

Oct. 6, 2005
DMC-18x6 PCI bus motion controller is the first in the Accelera Series of motion controllers.

Featuring a 32-bit Risc-based, clock multiplying processor with DSP functions, these controllers can accept encoder inputs up to 22 MHz, give servo update rates as low as 24 sec/axis, and command execution speeds as low as 40 sec per command. Maximum pulse rate for stepmotor applications is 6 MHz. Available in one through eight-axis formats, each axis is user-configurable for step or servomotor operation, enabling easy mix and match of motor types. Servoloop features include advanced PID compensation, velocity feedforward, acceleration feedforward, integrator limits, notch filter, low-pass filter, and backlash compensation. Multitasking capabilities permit simultaneously running up to eight programs and fast I/O processing for precisely synchronizing motion with external events. Motion modes include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing, and ECAM. Advanced commands for coordinated motion include ellipse scaling, slow-down around corners, infinite segment feed, and feed-rate override. Standard inputs for each axis include a forward limit, reverse limit, and homing input.

Galil Motion Control, 3750 Atherton Rd., Rock-lin, CA 95765, (800) 377-6329,

Sponsored Recommendations

From concept to consumption: Optimizing success in food and beverage

April 9, 2024
Identifying opportunities and solutions for plant floor optimization has never been easier. Download our visual guide to quickly and efficiently pinpoint areas for operational...

A closer look at modern design considerations for food and beverage

April 9, 2024
With new and changing safety and hygiene regulations at top of mind, its easy to understand how other crucial aspects of machine design can get pushed aside. Our whitepaper explores...

Cybersecurity and the Medical Manufacturing Industry

April 9, 2024
Learn about medical manufacturing cybersecurity risks, costs, and threats as well as effective cybersecurity strategies and essential solutions.

Condition Monitoring for Energy and Utilities Assets

April 9, 2024
Condition monitoring is an essential element of asset management in the energy and utilities industry. The American oil and gas, water and wastewater, and electrical grid sectors...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!