maxon is launching the next generation of motion controllers with its MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10. The controller is designed to be used where PLC solutions are deemed too expensive or cannot meet customer-specific requirements
The new multi-axis controller is stated to offer precise and dynamic control of up to six DC motors or four BLDC motors (up to 540 W continuous output power and 1.6 kW peak output power). maxon says that the controller is “an economical and compact solution” for system designers who develop autonomous robots or shuttle systems.
A significant advantage claimed for the new multi-axis solution is that it is programmable with the comprehensive ApossIDE automation software and the license-free Motion Control Library (written in C). Integrated bus interfaces enable efficient data exchange with higher-level controller but it is also possible to run complete process sequences autonomously, without a PLC or PC. The MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10 will be available in early 2021.