Baldor Electric Co. now offers a motion control programming language for use with the company's vector drive products, servo products, and new linear motion products. Called "MINT," the new language will program the company's entire line of single- to 256-axis motion products. MINT motion controllers can position 500-hp vector drives, mini brushless servo drives, ac induction servo drives, dual-axis linear stepper motors, and a variety of other products. Baldor Electric. Product Code 4366 (P)
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