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New DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller from Galil Motion Control

Galil DMC-500x0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller

Galil DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller

The DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Controller is Galil Motion Control’s newest entry in its latest generation of digital motion controllers.  Incorporating all of the features of our flagship Accelera series controller and designed with compatibility and flexibility in mind, the DMC-500×0 allows integration of remote EtherCAT drives into new and existing applications with just a handful of configuration commands.  The DMC-500×0 is offered in 1 through 8 axis formats.  Axes 1 – 4 can be configured as either local or EtherCAT drives while axes 5 – 8 can be configured for additional EtherCAT drives.

Unique to the motion control industry, this ability to mix and match local and EtherCAT drives on the same controller provides increased flexibility for any application.  In addition, the DMC-500×0 is fully compatible with Galil’s internal servo and stepper motor amplifiers as well as third party external drives.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller  from Galil Motion Control.

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699


Tags:  Galil, DMC-500×0, EtherCAT, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Automation, Motor Control, EtherCAT Master, Electromate

Galil White Paper: Advanced Applications of Electronic Gearing

Part 1 of 3: Tension Control on Spindle Wheel


Electronic gearing in motion control allows for a slave axis to follow a master axis with a programatically set gear ratio.  There are certain applications that obviously lend to an electronic gearing solution, but there are some challenging applications where the functionality of electronic gearing can greatly simplify a solution in a manner that may not seem obvious at first.  This series of three papers will discuss how electronic gearing can provide simple solutions to different motion control challenges.

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Tags:  Tension Control, Spindle Wheel, Galil, Electromate, Electronic Gearing, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Automation, Motor Control

Introducing the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master. Galil’s first 32 axis motion controller

Galil Motion Control introduces the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master, Galil’s first 32 axis motion controller. This new addition to Galil’s EtherCAT family is a pure EtherCAT controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and 2 I/O modules. This space efficient package also provides uncommitted I/O for easy integration into any EtherCAT application.

Galil's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master Motion Controller

Galil’s DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master Motion Controller

The DMC-52xx0 is offered in 2, 4, 8, and 16 axis formats (32 axis coming soon). 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 mode (CSP). 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. Galil supports a host of EtherCAT devices for virtually any application. See the list below for more details.

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 makes configuration and programming easy with just a handful of EtherCAT configuration commands and Galil’s intuitive, two-letter programming language.

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. One USB port is also provided for alternative communication with a host PC. The DMC-52xx0 is packaged in a compact metal enclosure measuring 9.75” x 5.00” x 1.60” and is powered by a single 90-250 VAC supply.

CLICK HERE for information on the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master Controller from Galil.

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699


Tags:   Electromate, Galil, DMC-52xx0, EtherCAT, EtherCAT Master, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Machine Control, Motor Control

Free Formulae Handbook for Design Engineers from Maxon Motor

Maxon Formulae Handbook

Maxon Formulae Handbook

This comprehensive handbook with illustrations and descriptions, contains formulas, terms, and explanations for the calculations concerning drive systems.  It makes use of a flow chart that supports quick selection of the correct drive.  A valuable tool for design engineers when selecting a drive system.

Click HERE to download the Free Formulae Handbook.


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Live Webinar April 7 -Control Schemes for Dealing with Nonlinear Mechanics

There are many challenges when designing a motion control system. One challenge that can overwhelm many engineers is nonlinear mechanics. These mechanics can make tuning a motion control system difficult. At Galil, we pride ourselves in being able to provide intuitive solutions for these nonlinear or unorthodox mechanics. This webinar will discuss six examples of applications with nonlinear mechanics, their inherent challenges, and the tools/solutions to address these challenges.

Below are the six examples of applications with nonlinear mechanics:

  1. High-friction axis
  2. Mechanics with backlash
  3. Servo axis involving a spring
  4. Axis exposed to large and unpredictable outside forces
  5. Mechanics where inertia varies with position
  6. Hydraulic axis
 Robin    Robin Riley
   Sr. Applications Engineer
   Galil Motion Control

Robin Riley joined Galil in 1999 as an Applications Engineer. Before coming to Galil, he worked at companies such as Raychem, Tyco, and EPE Industries where his technical contribution focused on mechanical design. Robin began his career at Galil assisting customers with the design of new hardware, software, and firmware for their motion control applications as well as troubleshooting existing OEM applications. In the past 16 years Robin has become the senior application engineer focusing mostly on international OEMs. Robin holds a BSME from the University of Maine at Orono.

CLICK HERE to register for this Live Webinar.



Tags:  Nonlinear Mechanics, Control, Motion Control, Automation, Machine Control, Motor Control, Galil, Electromate

Theory, Application & Operation of Frameless Motor Technology. Live Webinar.

February 23, 2016  11:00 AM ET

Register to watch the webinar on or after February 23.

For many years there seems to have been an engineering mystique surrounding the integration of frameless motor part sets into high performance machine design. This has kept many machine design engineers from jumping in to embed these power and torque dense motor types into their applications.

This webinar will focus on the integration of frameless motors into practical machine design challenges. We will touch on the background and use of embedded motor components, typical application overview, performance improvement expectations, typical design and installation best practices, drive amplifier and feedback considerations, and machine system thermal concerns.

We will also review some basic tools available to help design engineers optimize frameless motor performance in customer machine applications.

Meet the Speaker:

Tom S. Wood Tom S. Wood
Motor Product Specialist
Tom is the Frameless Motor Product Specialist at Kollmorgen. Tom has worked with Kollmorgen for over 30 years in various roles integrating motion control solutions as Machine Designer, Servo System Customer, Manufacturers Representative, and High-Tech Distributor.

Register at the link below to watch the webinar on or after February 23.

Webinar Registration

Tags:   Frameless Motor, Direct Drive Motor, Embedded Robotics, Automation, Servo Motor, BLDC Motor, Kollmorgen, Webinar, Electromate, Motion Control


New Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors from Applied Motion Products

Integrated Step Motors fuse step motor plus drive and control components into a single device. Integrated steppers offer a space-saving design that reduces wiring and saves on cost over separate motor and drive components.


Ideally suited for applications such as packaging and labeling, automated test and measurement, automated assembly and life sciences, StepSERVO™ motors from Applied Motion Products provide the next evolution integrated step motor technology. Starting with a proven integrated motor design, we add a high-resolution incremental encoder and closed-loop servo firmware to create a motor that offers the best step motor performance available today. StepSERVO™ motors offer the same high-torque-at-low-speed and excellent holding torque characteristics of open loop stepping motors with the advantages of true closed-loop control. These advantages include the ability to create peak torques from the motor up to 50% higher than the normal torque range of the same step motor running open loop. Closed-loop also means the motor only draws current when it needs it, so step motors now run cooler than ever before.  StepSERVO™ motors feature:

  • NEMA frame size 17, 23 and 24. StepSERVO motors utilize 5000 line incremental encoders (20,000 counts/rev)
  • NEMA frame size 11. StepSERVO motors utilize 1024 line incremental encoders (4,096 counts/rev)
  • Closed-loop servo control using high torque step motors
  • High acceleration for faster machine cycles and greater productivity
  • Energy efficient, cool running
  • All-in-one compact solution
  • IP65 versions for wet and dusty environments
  • Stand-alone operation (stored Q programming)
  • EtherNet/IP industrial networking option
  • CANopen fieldbus option
  • Modbus RTU option for easy PLC/HMI connection

Click on the following link to view a 30minute YouTube Video on the StepSERVO™ integrated stepper motor.

There are three types of StepSERVO™ to choose from:

SSM integrated steppers feature:Applied Motion Products SSM23IP-3EG

  • NEMA 23 frame size motors
  • Ethernet (RJ-45) port for programming
  • EtherNet/IP industrial networking standard
  • Three motor lengths (stack lengths) available to provide the highest amount of torque in the shortest motor possible


TSM integrated steppers feature:

  • NEMA 11 (New!), NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 frame size motors
  • RS-232 or RS-485 port for programming and streaming commandsApplied Motion Products TSM11-1
  • Control options including CANopen fieldbus control, digital step & direction control, analog velocity mode, streaming commands and stand-alone operation using stored Q programs.
  • Three motor lengths available in each frame size to provide the highest amount of torque for each length


TXM integrated steppers feature:

  • IP65 rated for wet and dusty environmentsApplied Motion Products TXM24C-3CG
  • NEMA 24 frame size motors
  • RS-232, RS-485 or Ethernet port (M12) for programming, streaming commands and fieldbus/networking
  • Control options include CANopen fieldbus control, EtherNet/IP industrial networking, digital step & direction control, analog velocity mode, streaming commands and stand-alone operation using stored Q programs.
  • Two motor lengths available to provide both a lower torque and a higher torque option depending on application requirements

CLICK HERE for additional information on the StepSERVO™ motors from Applied Motion Products.


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