Galil Motion Control's
is the latest product in Galil's Econo series. The new product offers many
enhancements compared to the prior Econo controllers including Ethernet
100Base-T, a USB 2.0 port, higher speed performance, larger program memory,
analog inputs and optically isolated I/O.
DMC-41x3 operates stand-alone or interfaces to a PC with Ethernet 10/100Base-T
or USB. An auxiliary RS232 port is also provided. The product is available in
one through eight axis formats, and each axis is user-configurable for stepper
or servo motor operation. The controller can be connected with external drives
of any power range or with Galil's multi-axis (500W per axis) servo drives or
60V, 3A microstepping drives. Galil drives install directly onto the DMC-41x3 controller.
I/O of the DMC-41x3 controller includes 16 optically isolated inputs and
outputs for the 1-4 axis models and 32 I/O
for the 5-8 axis models. Eight analog
inputs are provided in addition to optically isolated forward and reverse
limits and a home input for each axis. Other controller features include PID
compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, memory for user
programs, multitasking for simultaneously running up to eight programs, and I/O
processing for synchronizing motion with external events. Modes of motion
include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, linear and circular
interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing, ECAM and PVT.
DMC-41x3 controller and drive
package is 8.1 x 7.25 x 1.5 inch for the 1- thru 4-axis model and 11.5 x 7.25 x
1.5 inch for the 5- thru 8- axis model. It accepts power from a single 20-60V
dc source. The DMC-41x3 is
available as a card-level product or packaged in a metal enclosure.
all Galil controllers the DMC-41x3
controllers are programmed with Galil's intuitive, 2-letter command language.
for the 4-axis DMC-4143 controller
is $1,495 in quantity 1 and $995 in quantity 100.
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