MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. Galil Motion Control has incorporated both RS232 communications and Ethernet into its latest motion-control board, the DMC-1415, a single-axis controller measuring 3.75 x 5 inches. It accommodates encoder frequencies up to 8 MHz for servos, 2 MHz for steppers.
"With Ethernet connectivity, the DMC-1415 allows easy, high-speed long-distance communications between any number of computer hardware devices located on a LAN," said Lisa Wade, Galil's vice president of marketing and sales.
The board has features for handling "even the most challenging applications," Wade said, including, "an extra encoder input for electronic gearing, and multi-tasking." It supports multiple modes of motion, she added, and contains seven uncommitted digital inputs, three digital outputs and two analog inputs. Other features include forward and reverse limits and home input; inputs from two encoders for gearing or dual-loop applications; advanced PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feed-forward and integration limits.
The board is available a week after it's ordered, priced at $595 each or $395 in 100-unit lots.
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