Development Software
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Simplify, simplify – with robust, up-to-date tools

All Performance Motion Devices products come with our leading-edge software tools designed to simplify and streamline your development work. Continuously updated with the latest motion control techniques, analysis, and algorithms, our robust software supports all of the latest PMD technology features.

Pro-Motion development software
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Our easy-to-use Windows-based exerciser and data capture program offers ready-to-go capabilities your entire development team will be able to share. A step-by-step axis wizard allows designers to quickly and easily tune position loop, current loop, and field-oriented control motor parameters.

Pro-Motion features

  • Rapidly sets up, tunes, and tests motion control systems
  • Easy-to-use axis wizard setup tool
  • Motion oscilloscope shows tuning and systems parameters in real time
  • Tuning of position loop, current loop, and field-oriented controller
  • Frequency-based servo analysis
  • Graphical control windows for easy parameters setup
  • Distance and time unit conversion
  • Continuous axis status display window
  • Programmable motion shuttle
  • Supports PCI-bus, serial, and CANbus communications
  • Windows 32- and 64-bit compatibility

"Pro-Motion is easy to learn, intuitive, and the API commands are sufficiently powerful. Our customers are impressed when we can troubleshoot and verify what the system is supposed to be doing against what it’s actually doing.”

-Pablo Gonzalez, senior director of engineering, Crossing Automation, Fremont, CA

VB-Motion development software
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VB-Motion is the interface from Microsoft Visual Basic .NET to the PMD C-Motion library for control of Magellan Motion Processors. It can be easily integrated with any Visual Basic or C# application. The library supports communication to the Magellan Developer’s Kit board and Magellan Motion Controller via serial (RS232/RS485) and CAN (IXXAT), and where applicable PCI interfaces.

With its powerful Visual Basic object-oriented interface to the Magellan API, VB-Motion allows you to focus on writing high-level code to control your motion system. It can be easily integrated with any Visual Studio application. We provide sample code to help accelerate your work.

VB-Motion features

  • Communicates to multiple PMD motion processors
  • Supports PCI, ISA, serial, and CAN (IXXXAT) interfaces
  • Sample code provided
C-Motion development software
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C-Motion® is a “C” source library containing a convenient set of callable routines and providing all the code required for communicating to PMD motion processors, boards, and digital drives.

If the communication interface you need doesn’t exist, you can use C-Motion to create a custom communication interface. This robust, high-performance development tool includes axis virtualization and the ability to communicate to multiple processors.

C-Motion features

  • Easily linked to any VB or C/C++ application
  • Communicate to multiple PMD motion processors
  • Supports 16/16, 8/16, and 8/8 parallel communication modes
  • Supports serial communication, CAN2.0 and Ethernet
  • Supports Windows PCI driver communication mode