ION 500 and 3000 Digital Drives are compact, fully enclosed modules that provide high performance motion control, network connectivity and power amplification. Two power output levels are available, the ION 500 is rated at 500 Watts and the ION 3000 is rated at 3,000 Watts. ION/CME versions provide full user code download, and extra digital and analog I/Os. All IONs can drive DC Brush, Brushless DC and step motors, and are ideal for medical, scientific, semiconductor, robotic, industrial and other automation applications.
ION 500 and 3000 Digital Drives are compact, fully enclosed modules that provide high performance motion control, network connectivity and power amplification. Two power output levels are available, the ION 500 is rated at 500 Watts and the ION 3000 is rated at 3,000 Watts. All IONs can drive DC Brush, Brushless DC and step motors, and are ideal for medical, scientific, semiconductor, robotic, industrial and other automation applications.
IONs provide high power density in a rugged, flexible form factor. They perform profile generation, servo compensation, stall detection, field oriented control, digital torque control and many other motion control functions. Additional features include Ethernet, CANbus or serial communications, general purpose digital and analog I/Os, and full programmability for the ION 500 CME.
Working with the ION Digital Drive, PMD’s powerful Pro-Motion® GUI makes it easy to graph and analyze axis performance, while C-Motion® allows users to develop their own applications using C/C++. Programmable versions (ION/CME) include PMD’s C-Motion of the ION Drives Engine, allowing users to directly run code on the ION, off-loading the system host and enabling standalone operation.
ION’s Magellan Motion provides a powerful instruction set to control the motion application, monitor performance and synchronize overall drive behavior. User selectable profiling modes include S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring and electronic gearing. Servo loop compensation utilizes PID control, velocity and acceleration feedforward, and dual bi-quad filters. Additional features include limit switches, breakpoints, secondary encoder input for master-slave and electronic gearing applications.
Cable-connected IONs: The ION 500, ION/CME 500, and ION 3000 Digital Drives are cable connected intelligent drives that support Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors, and come in two power ranges; 500W and 3000W. ION/CME versions include user code download and extra I/Os. These products are detailed below in this data sheet.
PCB-mounted IONs: N-Series IONs are ultra compact PCB-mounted members of the ION Drive family. They support Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors, come in three power ranges; 75W, 350W, and 1,000W, and include user code download, extra I/Os, extra communication options, and support for sin/cos and BiSS-C encoders. These products are detailed in the N-Series ION Digital Drive online data sheet.
PMD Developer Kits make set-up, tuning, optimizing, and building your motion control application fast and easy.
ION 500 Developer Kits
ION 3000 Developer Kits
The Juno family of ICs excel at velocity and torque control and are perfect for building low cost, high performance motor or actuator controllers.
Ultra compact, rugged PCB-mountable intelligent drives that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity, and power amplification.
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