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Tags: Automation, DMC-500x0, Electromate, EtherCAT, EtherCAT Master, Galil, Motion Control, Motion Controller, Motor Control
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.
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Tags: Galil, DMC-500×0, EtherCAT, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Automation, Motor Control, EtherCAT Master, Electromate
Tags: Automation, Electromate, Electronic Gearing, Galil, Motion Control, Motion Controller, Motor Control, Spindle Wheel, Tension Control
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.
Tags: Tension Control, Spindle Wheel, Galil, Electromate, Electronic Gearing, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Automation, Motor Control
Tags: DMC-52xx0, Electromate, EtherCAT, EtherCAT Master, Galil, Machine Control, Motion Control, Motion Controller, Motor Control
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.
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.
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Tags: Electromate, Galil, DMC-52xx0, EtherCAT, EtherCAT Master, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Machine Control, Motor Control
Tags: Formulae Handbook, Motion Control, Motor Control, Servo System, Textbook
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.
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Tags: Automation, Control, Electromate, Galil, Machine Control, Motion Control, Motor Control, 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:
- High-friction axis
- Mechanics with backlash
- Servo axis involving a spring
- Axis exposed to large and unpredictable outside forces
- Mechanics where inertia varies with position
- Hydraulic axis
| 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.
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Tags: Nonlinear Mechanics, Control, Motion Control, Automation, Machine Control, Motor Control, Galil, Electromate