Motors & Motion
Galil introduces DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master motion controller
By Renée Francoeur
November 17, 2016 – Galil Motion Control has introduced the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master, Galil’s first 32-axis motion controller. This addition is a “pure” EtherCAT controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and 2 I/O modules, the company claims.
The DMC-52xx0 is offered in 2, 4, 8, and 16 axis formats (32 axis coming soon) and coordinated moves can be done within banks of up to 8 axes.
The DMC-52xx0 operates in “Cyclic Synchronous Position” mode (CSP), the company notes, so the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the Galil controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz.
It is packaged in a metal enclosure measuring 9.75 x 5 x 1.6 in. and is powered by a single 90-250 VAC supply.