Motion controller for EtherCAT applications

Galil Motion Control's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master is a 32-axis motion controller designed with the ability to control up to 32 drives and two input/output (I/O) modules and is designed to solve complex motion problems.
By Galil Motion Control June 11, 2016

Galil Motion Control's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master is a 32-axis motion controller designed with the ability to control up to 32 drives and two input/output (I/O) modules and is designed to solve complex motion problems. Courtesy: Galil Motion ControlGalil Motion Control’s DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master is a 32-axis motion controller designed with the ability to control up to 32 drives and two input/output (I/O) modules. This space efficient package also provides uncommitted I/O for easy integration into any EtherCAT application. Coordinated moves can be done within banks of up to 8 axes allowing for minimal changes of Galil’s programming language. The DMC-52xx0 operates in cyclic synchronous position (CSP) mode. In this mode, the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the Galil controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz. Designed to solve complex motion problems, the DMC-52xx0 can be used for applications involving jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, ECAM and PVT. The DMC-52xx0 comes with one Ethernet port for communication with a host PC and one EtherCAT port to communicate with EtherCAT drives. Multiple EtherCAT drives can be linked together in a daisy chain configuration and connected to the controller’s EtherCAT port, simplifying wiring and decreasing setup time.

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