Galil Introduces DMC-300xx Motion Controller
October 26, 2011 - Galil Motion Control announced the DMC-300xx Pocket Motion Controller Series, a single-axis Ethernet motion controller. It combines a high performance motion controller and a 800Watt sine drive in a low cost, compact 3.9" x 5.0" x 1.5" package. The DMC-300xx is also available as a controller-only model which can be connected to a stepper or servo motor amplifier of any power range. Using a 32-bit RISC processor and improved power technology, the DMC-300xx provides higher speed, better power efficiency and smaller size than their prior generation controllers. The DMC-300xx is designed for single-axis motor control applications where compact size, low cost and remote location are important.
The DMC-300xx is higher speed than Galil’s prior generation single-axis controllers; The 125 microsecond servo loop update time is twice as fast and the 15MHz encoder frequency and 3 MHz stepper pulse output are 25% faster.
The DMC-30012 model is packaged with an 800W amplifier for driving brushless servo motors at 20-80 VDC, up to 10 Amps continuous, 15 Amps peak. The fully digital, transconductance amplifier is a sinusoidally commutated brushless motor amplifier which minimizes torque ripple compared to drives using trapezoidal commutation. This is especially important for applications using low friction linear motors. The amplifier provides commands for initialization of the brushless motor using either hall sensors or encoder feedback.
Other features of the DMC-300xx motion controller include PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, non-volatile memory for user programs, multitasking for simultaneously running up to four programs, and I/O processing for synchronizing motion with external events. Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, contouring, electronic gearing, ECAM, and PVT.
The DMC-300xx provides optically isolated inputs and outputs as a standard feature. I/O include forward and reverse limit inputs, homing input, 8 uncommitted digital inputs, 4 uncommitted digital outputs, 2 uncommitted analog inputs and 1 uncommitted analog output. The DMC-300xx accepts position feedback from both a main and auxiliary encoder. Quadrature encoder feedback is standard with BiSS and SSI formats available as an option. A 115 kb RS232 port is also provided.
The DMC-30012 controller and 800W drive unit is $695 U.S. in single quantity and $445 in quantities of 100. The DMC-30010 controller-only unit is $295 in 100 quantities.
Endress+Hauser introduces FMR10 and FMR20 free space radar level transmitters
The FMR10 measures liquid levels at ranges up to 16 feet with 0.2 inch accuracy, while the FMR20 measures levels up to 66 feet with 0.08 inch...
AutomationDirect announces Bimed cable glands for wiring solutions
Commonly known as a cable connector or fitting, cable glands secure wire or cable to electrical equipment while providing strain relief and...
Alliance Sensors Group releases LRL-27 LVIT position sensors
The LRL-27 sensors are designed for factory automation systems and a variety of heavy duty industrial applications such as solar cell positioners,...
Microscan announces LVS-7510 for Printronix T8000 Thermal Transfer Printers
LVS Print Quality Inspection Systems from Microscan feature machine vision tools for evaluating the accuracy of all aspects of a label, including...
Okuma releases MU-4000V 5-axis multi-tasking machine
Okuma’s MU-4000V provides process intensive machining combined with turning and 5-axis multitasking machining. It features the OSP-P300A control,...
H2W introduces Linear Motion Calculator Android app
The Android application is designed to solve linear motion calculations, with a range of velocity profiles. This helps the user understand which...
Inex dairy chooses Leroy-Somer motors to drive eneergy savings
A Belgium-based producer of dairy products, Inex is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of...
MCAA appoints Teresa Sebring as President of the Association
Mrs. Sebring joined MCAA in 1997 as Administrative Assistant to the President. Since 2012 she has served as Vice-‐President and has been...
SKF automates factory with Egemin automated storage system
With the new system, SKF can organize the logistics of its bearings, lubricants and seal products more efficiently and economically. The completed...
Keeping Industrial Automation Fit and Healthy
By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation
discusses how this new development helps bring legacy systems forward.