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Single-axis servo controller and drive system with Ethernet and RS-232

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article image Individual units may be connected on a distributed network and programmed as a single controller.

GALIL, represented in Australia by Motion Solutions Australia , has released the CDS-3310 single-axis controller and drive system for precisely controlling a brush or brushless servo motor.

It combines a high-performance, programmable motion controller with a 500W PWM drive in a compact, cost-effective package. It provides a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port and individual CDS-3310 units may be connected on a distributed network and programmed as a single controller. The communication burden is minimised because the host PC only has to talk with the master CDS-3310, with in turn communicates with the other CDS-3310 on the network.

It incorporates a 32-bit microcomputer and has PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, program memory with multitasking for simultaneously running up to eight programs, and uncommitted I/O for synchronising motion with external events. Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, jogging, contouring, electronic gearing and ECAM. Programming is simplified with two-letter, intuitive commands and a full set of software tools such as WSDK for servo tuning and analysis, and the ActiveX tool kit for Visual Basic users.

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