Motion controller integrated with multiple drive technologies

Physik Instrumente's (PI) C-885 PIMotionMaster motion controller is designed for applications such as precision motion control in automation, nanopositioning, photonics, semiconductor testing and laser machining.
By Physik Instrumente (PI) April 24, 2016

Physik Instrumente's (PI) C-885 PIMotionMaster motion controller is designed for applications such as precision motion control in automation, nanopositioning, photonics, semiconductor testing and laser machining. Courtesy: Physik InstrumentePhysik Instrumente’s (PI) C-885 PIMotionMaster motion controller is designed to allow users to integrate different drive technologies from traditional servo and stepper motors to piezo-ceramic motors via one interface and software suite. The C-885 is designed for applications such as precision motion control in automation, nanopositioning, photonics, semiconductor testing and laser machining. The C-885 is a modular system, available in two sizes, which can house four to 20 controller frames. The digital processor and interface module operate as a communication hub between the C-885 and a PC, occupying one module slot. The CAN bus connection provides excellent synchronicity of all positioning systems connected to the controller.

After the modules are installed in the rack, individual axis configuration and movement is easily set-up using the included PIMikroMove software, which does not require programming knowledge for commissioning or direct operation. Modules are available for PI translation/rotation stages equipped with dc motors or brushless dc motors, stepper motors, ultrasonic ceramic motor-driven stages, and ultra-high precision PiezoWalk motor-equipped nanopositioners.

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