Posts Tagged 'Galil Motion Control'

Ethernet or EtherCAT for Motion Control Webinar: Choosing the Right Network for Your Applications

JANUARY 26, 2016  |  11:00 AM ET

With the increasing presence of EtherCAT in the motion control industry, choosing between EtherCAT and Ethernet is becoming an increasingly important question. This presentation will cover the technical differences between both methods and provide advice on how to choose between them based on application requirements.  Strengths and weakness of both Ethernet and EtherCAT will be discussed including development time, ease of use, cost, and complexity.

Additionally, Galil’s DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master and DMC-40×0 Ethernet controller will be reviewed with regards to the capabilities and advantages they can offer.  This presentation is geared towards system developers looking to understand the differences, costs, and capabilities of both Ethernet and EtherCAT.

Can’t make the live webinar?  Register today and we will send you a recorded copy after the live presentation.

Meet the Speaker:
 Matt Klint pic Matt Klint
Applications Engineer
Galil Motion Control
Matt Klint joined Galil in 2013 as an Applications Engineer. Before coming to Galil, he worked as a development engineer in the Physics department at UC Davis where he was involved in developing hardware and software solutions for experiments in Condensed Matter and Astrophysics. Matt has brought this expertise to Galil and has worked with numerous research institutions on motion control and data collection projects. At Galil, he has worked closely with other Applications Engineers and R&D on development of Galil’s EtherCAT compatible controllers. Matt holds a BS in Physics from the University of California at Davis.

 

Introducing Galil’s New C Programming Library

This February Galil introduced a new C application program interface (API) library.  This library gives programmers access to powerful routines to interact with Galil motion controllers in a wide variety of application development environments.  The Galil C Library, or “gclib”, replaces the C++ GalilTools Communication Library.

Click on the link below for additional information-

Galil’s New C Programming Library Information

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Galil’s Motion Controller Family

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Closed-Loop Stepper Motor Performance Gains

A New White Paper from Galil Motion Control

Galil White Paper PicModern motion controllers can include the ability to run stepper motors with encoder feedback, resulting in true closed-loop motion control. This mode of motor control is very similar to standard three-phase brushless servo motor control, where the three phases are offset 120 electrical degrees. With steppers, the motor has two phases offset by 90 electrical degrees. The benefits of closed-loop control with stepper motors include greatly improved velocity smoothness and reduced power consumption compared to open-loop steppers and much higher torque at low velocity compared with traditional three-phase brushless servo motors…

Click on the link below to download this complete White Paper.

http://www.electromate.com/db_support/downloads/GalilArticleForSmoothMotion.pdf

Click on the link below for information on Galil’s Motion Controller Family-

Galil’s Motion Controller Family

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Pre-recorded Webinar. EtherCAT as a Master Machine Control Tool

YouTube 50minute Video by Galil Motion Control

Topics include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

There is an increasing demand in the automation and motion control industries for a localized motion control solution that can coordinate motion between multiple remote components. Previously, field bus protocols such as Modbus or Ethernet/IP have been implemented to address remote I/O connectivity. Although successful in moving data across automation networks, these protocols lacked the real time performance necessary for a distributed motion control system.

The EtherCAT communication protocol provides a high speed, low overhead communication scheme that allows efficient, deterministic communication between motion controller and remote components. Based on CANOpen and streamlined specifically for point to point transmission of real time data, the EtherCAT standard is quickly becoming the preferred choice for centralized control of tightly coupled motion between remote components. This presentation is aimed at designers of automation and motion control systems with a basic understanding of Ethernet/IP and EtherCAT communications. Topics will include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

Webinar Presenter: Matt Klint, Galil Motion Control

To watch this pre-recorded Webinar, click on the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNh-dA3LH-o

 

Tags:  EtherCAT, Machine Control, Motion Control, Electromate, Galil, Galil Motion Control, Webinar

Live Webinar- EtherCAT as a Master Machine Control Tool

Join us for a Live Webinar Presented by Galil Motion Control on March 3, 2015 11:00am EST

There is an increasing demand in the automation and motion control industries for a localized motion control solution that can coordinate motion between multiple remote components.  Previously, field bus protocols such as Modbus or Ethernet/IP have been implemented to address remote I/O connectivity.  Although successful in moving data across automation networks, these protocols lacked the real time performance necessary for a distributed motion control system.

The EtherCAT communication protocol provides a high speed, low overhead communication scheme that allows efficient, deterministic communication between motion controller and remote components.  Based on CANOpen and streamlined specifically for point to point transmission of real time data, the EtherCAT standard is quickly becoming the preferred choice for centralized control of tightly coupled motion between remote components.  This presentation is aimed at designers of automation and motion control systems with a basic understanding of Ethernet/IP and EtherCAT communications.  Topics will include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

Webinar Presenter: Matt Klint, Galil Motion Control

Click on the link below to register for this Live Webinar.

http://www.motioncontrolonline.org/webinars-detail.cfm?id=245

 

Tags:  Galil, Galil Motion Control, Electromate, EtherCAT, Webinar, Machine Control, Automation, Motion Control

 

Recorded Webinar: The Evolution of Ethernet in Motion and I/O Control

YouTube Video  57 minutes

In case you missed the May 13th Galil Motion Control Webinar -The Evolution of Ethernet in Motion and I/O Control, a recorded version can be viewed at the following link-

This webinar focuses on the evolution of Ethernet-based motion control and why Ethernet is the protocol of choice for industrial and automation applications.  The webinar discusses the differences of Ethernet in a distributed vs centralized architecture as well as the trade off in performance.  Topics include deterministic and non-deterministic Ethernet communication protocols and what applications they are best suited for.

 

Tags:  Webinar, Galil, Galil Motion Control, Electromate, Ethernet, Motion Control, Machine Control, Motor Control, I/O Control

 

 

 

Live Webinar on May 13: The Evolution of Ethernet in Motion Control


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