The DMC-18x2 for the PCI bus is designed for extremely cost-sensitive applications. Performance specifications are similar to the Optima series, but with some features removed for reduced cost such as uncommitted analog inputs, a secondary FIFO, optical isolation and auxiliary encoders. Designed to fit in a single PCI slot of a PC, the DMC-18x2 controllers accommodate 1- through 4-axis formats and allow control of step or servo motors on any combination of axes. Any mode of motion can be programmed including linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing and ecam.
Programming the DMC-18x2 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.
Features of PCI BUS Motion Controllers
Accepts up to 12 MHz encoder frequencies for servos and 3 MHz for steppers
Advanced PID compensation with Velocity and Acceleration feedforward, integration limits, notch filter and low-pass filter. Sample times to 62.5 microseconds per axis
Modes of motion include jogging, point-to-point positioning, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing and ECAM
Multitasking for concurrent execution of up to eight application programs
Non-volatile memory for application programs, variables and arrays
Home input and forward and reverse limits accepted for every axis
8 Uncommitted inputs and 8 outputs
Expanision for 64 I/O available with DB-14064
High speed position latch and output compare
Sinusoidal commutation for brushless servo motors
High-density shielded cable minimizes EMI
Custom hardware and firmware options available
Ceramic Motor Option allows precise control for all Ceramic Motors.