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Multi-axis, multi-function motion controller

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article image Nexus controller with backlit graphic display.

MOTION Technologies has introduced the new Nexus multifunction controller, engineered to simplify programming operations of work cycles for processing machines in all manufacturing fields.

The controller provides a complete package for controlling 2 to 4-axis servo motors, which includes an embedded PLC programmed in either Ladder or AWL language. The HMI interface is user programmable and graphics can be imported.

The controller uses a 32-bit CPU with a 256kB RAM, expandable to 1MB.

Field interfaces include 32 opto-isolated I/O and encoder inputs. Axis command to servo amplifiers is by a 12-bit 10V dc analog output.

Additionally, four analog inputs with 10-bit resolution are included and communication is via two serial RS232 ports or one RS232 plus one RS485.

The HMI user interface is sealed to IP65 standard, which enables the controller to be used in severe industrial environments. The keyboard incorporates a polyester face with 41 golden contact keys and 25 programmable signal LEDS.

The graphic display is rear-lit 240 x 128 pixel with 128 expandable text pages, 25 bitmap backgrounds, 256 messages each by 30 byte storable data structure with indexed access.

Nexus is a price competitive controller and is ideal for all kinds of automated machinery such as sheet metal, glass and wood working machinery, winding, packaging, food processing and palletizing machines.

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