PI Motion controller integrates multiple drive technologies

PI is releasing a new motion controller system - the C-885 PIMotionMaster - that allows users to integrate different drive technologies from traditional servo and stepper motors to highly specialised piezo-ceramic motors, all via one interface and software suite.

The C-885 is a modular system, available in two sizes, which can house 4-20 controller frames (8-40 channels). The digital processor and interface module operate as a communication hub between the C-885 and a PC, occupying one module slot. Each added module is automatically detected, saving set-up and programming time. The CAN bus connection provides excellent synchronicity of all positioning systems connected to the controller.

After the modules are installed in the rack, individual axis configuration and movement is easily set up using the included PIMikroMove software, a comprehensive Windows GUI that does not require programming knowledge for commissioning or direct operation. Modules are currently available for PI translation/rotation stages equipped with DC motors or brushless DC motors, stepper motors, ultrasonic ceramic motor-driven stages and ultra-high precision PiezoWalk motor-equipped nanopositioners.

Fields of applications include precision motion control in automation, nanopositioning, photonics, semiconductor testing, laser machining.

Features and advantages:

  • Integrates different drive technologies: servo, stepper, ultrasonic, piezowalk
  • Easy configuration and start-up
  • Modular design for expandable configuration
  • Scalable - grows with the application
  • Space and cost-saving

Watch how easy start-up is, and follow the link for specifications, datasheet, and more information about the C-885 PIMotionMaster.

PI (Physik Instrumente) Ltd

Trent House, University Way
Cranfield Technology Park
Bedford
MK43 0AN
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1234 756360

info@pi.ws

www.pi.ws

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