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May 06, 2019

STMicroelectronics releases STSPIN32F0B motor controller

With 20 GPIO pins the STSPIN32F0B allows access to the MCU’s internal features that include up to five general-purpose timers, a 12-bit ADC and a temperature sensor.

PI introduces EtherCat compatible version of its E-727 digital piezo controller family.
May 01, 2019

PI introduces EtherCat compatible version of its E-727 digital piezo controller family.

The piezo controller can be integrated into complex automation environments systems and operated as an "intelligent driver" for two- or three-axis piezo-based nanopositioning systems.

Zaber releases X-VSR-SV Series vacuum compatible vertical lift stages
March 14, 2019

Zaber releases X-VSR-SV Series vacuum compatible vertical lift stages

Four feedthrough wires are required to control all devices in the daisy-chain via serial port. These stages are vacuum compatible in high vacuum (10-6 Torr) or low vacuum (10-3 Torr).

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Advanced Micro Controls introduces SD4840E2 integrated controller + drive
February 22, 2019

Advanced Micro Controls introduces SD4840E2 integrated controller + drive

The SD4840E2 integrated controller + drive communicates with the host PLC over the EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet network, and move commands are programmed through the host PLC’s software.

Nanotec introduces CL4-E motor controller
February 06, 2019

Nanotec introduces CL4-E motor controller

The motion controller can be controlled via CANopen and Modbus RTU or programmed for stand-alone operation and be controlled via digital and analog inputs.

Minarik Drives introduces MDBL Series of configurable controls for brushless DC motors
January 17, 2019

Minarik Drives introduces MDBL Series of configurable controls for brushless DC motors

On-board trim pots allow operators to set minimum/maximum speeds, acceleration/deceleration rates, motoring and regening current limits, as well as the proportional and integral feedback gains.

NOARK Electric announces accessories to Ex9S32 line of motor circuit protection control products
January 04, 2019

NOARK Electric announces accessories to Ex9S32 line of motor circuit protection control products

The mounting plate, adapter and bus bar system allows UL508A panel builders to assemble in compliance with Type E and Type F stand-alone and group motor control starter applications for a variety of compressor, pump, and fan control scenarios.

Electromate introduces Galil DMC-40x0 stand-alone motion controller.
November 26, 2018

Electromate introduces Galil DMC-40x0 stand-alone motion controller.

The controller includes optically isolated I/O, outputs capable of driving brakes or relays, and analog inputs for interfacing to analog sensors. The DMC-40x0 controller and drive unit accepts power from a single 20-80 VDC source.

AccelMotion announces DC2M17 intelligent motor module
October 16, 2018

AccelMotion announces DC2M17 intelligent motor module

AccelMotion created the DC2M17 by integrating a 2A 35V driver with a motion controller, configurable general-purpose inputs and outputs, and diagnostic and protective circuits

maxon motor announces HPSC sensorless speed and torque control solution
July 05, 2018

maxon motor announces HPSC sensorless speed and torque control solution

his technology allows FOC (field oriented control) for brushless motors without sensors from full stop to full speed under load. This HPSC uses a signal injection algorithm which determines the rotor position for a smooth startup.

maxon motor announces EPOS4 Compact 50/8 EtherCAT and EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT digital positioning controllers
June 26, 2018

maxon motor announces EPOS4 Compact 50/8 EtherCAT and EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT digital positioning controllers

The devices are suitable for use with both brushed DC and brushless EC motors (BLDC) and come with comprehensive feedback options such as Hall sensors, as well as incremental and SSI absolute encoders

Lanner introduces V3G and V3S vehicle gateway controllers
May 30, 2018

Lanner introduces V3G and V3S vehicle gateway controllers

V3G and V3S feature the 14 nm Intel Atom x7-E3950 SoC (formerly Apollo Lake). V3G has I/O peripheral connectivity including 2 x serial COM ports, 2 x video output by DVI-D, USB and Digital I/O ports,

Nanotec releases NP5 plug-in motor controller
April 05, 2018

Nanotec releases NP5 plug-in motor controller

The NP5 controller can control motors with a rated current of up to 6 A via FOC, Hall sensors, or sensorless control. In addition to position, speed, and torque control, operating modes with cyclical set value specification are also available for interpolated multi-axis operation.

Aerotech releases ECO series of linear stages
April 05, 2018

Aerotech releases ECO series of linear stages

The ECO-LM series direct-drive linear motor stages are optimized with noncontact linear encoders. The ECO-SL series includes several NEMA 23 stepper motor and brushless servomotor options.

Festo introduces Festo Motion Control Package control system
March 14, 2018

Festo introduces Festo Motion Control Package control system

This prewired control solution provides the kinematics for H-portal, T-portal, 2D, and 3D Festo standard gantry systems. OEMs configure Cartesian motion applications using function blocks

Rockwell Automation introduces Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass
February 14, 2018

Rockwell Automation introduces Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass

The Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass from Rockwell Automation is designed to bring greater operational control over motor starts and stops. As an extension of the soft starter family, the SMC-50 smart motor controller delivers functionality and efficiency across industries.

PI introduces A-82x motion controller family
January 12, 2018

PI introduces A-82x motion controller family

The A-82x controller family integrates closed-loop digital servo control, drivers, and power supply in one rack mount design. Depending on the number of axes, total output power of 1100W to 2000W with peak power to 3900W is provided.

HARTING enhances Han-Eco 10A series as a solution for IGBT semiconductor control
November 29, 2017

HARTING enhances Han-Eco 10A series as a solution for IGBT semiconductor control

HARTING has developed a transmission principle which involves relocating the transceivers of the controller board into a pluggable module and thus integrates the optical interface according to the principle of "electrical plugging and optical transmission".

LNS introduces GT 112-E automatic magazine bar feeder
October 18, 2017

LNS introduces GT 112-E automatic magazine bar feeder

The GT 112-E automatic magazine bar feeder from LNS is designed for sliding headstock machines running unattended or lights-out production using small bar stock with diameters from 0.8 mm to 11 mm (12.7 mm with bar preparation).

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NEXCOM introduces NIFE 103 PC-based controller
September 12, 2017

NEXCOM introduces NIFE 103 PC-based controller

Latest PC-based controller from NEXCOM takes over entire processes such as sorting, labeling, packing, dispensing, and monitoring by providing more flexibility, integration, and connectivity in a compact fanless design.