Ethernet/RS232 Stand-Alone Motion Controllers
2 Axes Stand-Alone Econo Series Motion Controller
The DMC-3425 is the first product in Galil's new E-Series line designed specifically for Ethernet-based distributed systems. The DMC-3425 provides a highly versatile and powerful form of distributed control where multiple DMC-3425 controllers are linked together. When linked, one DMC-3425 is designated as the master over the other DMC-3425 controllers in the distributed system. The master, acting as a virtual multi-axis controller, receives all commands from the host computer and passes them to the other controllers. This allows for simple and quick communications as multiple communication links between the host computer and each controller are eliminated.
Each DMC-3425 provides precise control of two servo motors, which is ideal for tightly coupled and coordinated motion. Up to four DMC-3425 controllers can be linked together allowing up to eight axes to be commanded by a single communication link from the host computer.
The DMC-3425 includes three uncommitted digital inputs, three digital outputs, two analog inputs and expansion for up to 64 additional I/O. The controller is offered as a card level product or in a stand-alone box with integrated power supply. Other features of the controller include non-volatile program memory, variables, arrays and multitasking. Forward and reverse limits and a home input are included for each axis.
Programming the DMC-3425 is simplified with two-letter, intuitive commands and a full set of software tools such as WSDK for servo tuning and analysis, ActiveX Tool Kit for Visual Basic users and a C-Programmers Tool Kit. The 3425 comes standard with the ability to control two servo motors, yet it can be configured to output two stepper motor signals instead for no additional charge.
Features of Ethernet/RS232 Stand-Alone Motion Controllers