The DMC-18x6 PCI bus controllers belong to Galil's latest generation motion controller family: the Accelera Series. Incorporating a 32-bit Risc-based microcomputer, these new controllers offer high-speed performance and processing power. Speed improvements include acceptance of encoder inputs up to 22 MHz, servo update rates as low as 24 microseconds/axis, and command execution speeds as low as 40 microseconds. While the DMC-18x6 offers performance enhancements compared to prior generation controllers, the programming language and 100-pin SCSI connector are virtually the same, making conversion to the DMC-18x6 quick and easy.
Like all Galil controllers, programming the DMC-18x6 is simplified with two-letter, intuitive commands and a full set of software tools such as WSDK for servo tuning and analysis, and an ActiveX Tool Kit for Visual Basic users.
Features of PCI BUS Motion Controllers
PCI card in 1 through 8 axis versions
User-configurable for stepper or servo motors on any combination of axes
Accepts up to 22 MHz encoder frequencies for servos and outputs pulses at 6MHz for steppers
Sample times as low as 24 microseconds per axis
Advanced PID compensation with Velocity and Acceleration feedforward, integration limits, notch filter and low-pass filter.
Modes of motion include jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing and ECAM
Multitasking for concurrent execution of up to eight application programs. Ultra-fast command processing.
Expanded, non-volatile memory for application programs, variables and arrays
Dual encoders for every servo axis
Optically isolated home input and forward and reverse limits accepted for every axis
8 isolated, uncommitted inputs and 8 outputs for 1- through 4-axes models, 24 inputs and 16 outputs for 5- through 8-axis models
Expansion board for 64 I/O with DB-14064
8 uncomitted analog inputs
High speed position latch and output compare
2nd FIFO for instant access to status and parameters
Sinusoidal commutation for brushless servo motors
High-density shielded cables and optical isolation for noise immunity.
Custom hardware and firmware options available
Ceramic Motor Option allows precise control for all Ceramic Motors.
Connects directly to AMP-19540 4-axis drive for cost-effective, multi-axis controller/drive solution. Drives brush or brushless servos up to 500 Watts each