The space-efficient package also provides uncommitted I/O for easy integration into any EtherCAT application. The unit is offered in 2-, 4-, 8-, 16- and 32-axis formats, and coordinated moves can be done within banks of up to eight axes, allowing for minimal changes of the company's programming language. The controller operates in Cyclic Synchronous Position (CSP) mode, in which the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz. The controller can be used for applications involving jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, ECAM, and PVT. It features eight uncommitted opto-isolated inputs and eight uncommitted opto-isolated high power outputs. It also includes eight uncommitted analog inputs and eight uncommitted analog outputs (analog I/O is 12-bit standard, 16-bit option available), plus 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. One USB port is also provided for alternative communication with a host PC.
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Galil Motion Control