Control Card Converts Drives

March 2, 2009
The Mint Machine Module plugs into a hardware expansion slot in any of the vendor’s MotiFlex range of Powerlink-compatible three-phase AC motor drives, allowing machine builders to eliminate the need for a separate external network controller and associated cabling and panel space.
Two variations of the motion/machine control card are offered: a dual-axis version that will control the host Powerlink drive plus another external drive via a conventional analog interface, or a high-speed version that will also act as a Powerlink network controller to manage a complete multi-axis control system. Both options are compatible with the vendor’s Mint motion language, with its rich development support. The multi-axis control made possible by the Mint Machine Module is a unique offering in the real-time Ethernet market, according to the vendor.Baldor Electric Co.www.baldor.com479.646.4711

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