The DMC-40x0 motion controller is Galil's highest performance, stand-alone motion controller. It belongs to Galil's latest generation motion controller family: the Accelera Series, which accepts encoder inputs up to 22 MHz, provides servo update rates as high as 32 kHz, and processes commands as fast as 40 microseconds-10 times the speed of prior generation controllers.
The DMC-40x0 is a full-featured motion controller packaged with optional multi-axis drives in a compact, metal enclosure. The unit operates stand-alone or interfaces to a PC with Ethernet 10/100Base-T or RS232. The controller includes optically isolated I/O, high-power outputs capable of driving brakes or relays, and analog inputs for interfacing to analog sensors. The DMC-40x0 controller and drive unit accepts power from a single 20-80 VDC source. The DMC-40x0 is available in one through eight-axis formats, and each axis is user-configurable for stepper or servo motor operation.
Like all Galil controllers, programming the DMC-40x0 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 Ethernet/RS232 Stand-Alone Motion Controllers
Packaged controller in 1 through 8 axis versions: DMC-40x0 where x=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 axes
(1) 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port (2) RS232 ports up to 115 kbaud
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 6 MHz for steppers
Sample times as low as 31 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 for every axis
8 isolated, uncommitted inputs and 8 isolated outputs for 1- through 4-axes models; 16 inputs and 16 outputs for 5- through 8-axis models
Isolated, high-power outputs for driving brakes or relays
8 uncomitted analog inputs
32 additional 3.3V TTL I/O (5V option)
2 line x 8 chr LCD
High speed position latch and output compare
Accepts single 20 - 80 VDC input
Available with AMP-43040 for driving four servo motors up to 80 V, 10 A peak