Irvine, Calif. ADLINK Technology Inc. has introduced a 4-axis pulse train modularized motion control card for controlling steppers, servos, and linear motors.
The PCI-8154 delivers high-frequency pulse rates of up to 6.55 MHz and comes packed with features including a hardware-controlled emergency stop to terminate movement in case of system malfunction, software security protection to prevent illegal copying of custom software, and a card index switch to support multiple PCI-8154 cards in a single
Compatible with Mitsubishi, Panasonic, and Yaskawa servos and steppers, the
PCI-8154 allows for movement through multiple axes with linear and circular
interpolations using continuous contouring thus providing smooth motion control
for a wide range of manufacturing applications, said ADLINK.
The PCI-8154 also offers 13 homing modes to support a variety of applications,
and backlash compensation for improved movement accuracy. It performs simultaneous
starting and stopping of multiple axes in a single card or multiple card configurations.
The modularized design of the PCI-8154 supports extension boards that can be
attached for distributed I/O control, high-speed triggering, and ECAM control.
Combining centralized 4-axis motion control and distributed I/O via the
extension board simplifies integration by reducing controller requirements, said ADLINK.
With a high-speed triggering extension board, the triggering output frequency can
reach 2 MHz and the on-board SDRAM can store many more compare points making it
suitable for high-line-rate line scan applications.
Pricing: Available now, pricing for the PCI-8154 starts at $850. Volume discounts are available.
Product information: PCI-1854 motion control card
ADLINK Technology, 1-866-4-ADLINK, www.adlinktech.com