ION®/CME N-Series Digital Drives are compact, PCB-mountable modules that provide high performance motion control, network connectivity, and power amplification for Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors. Three power output levels are available - 75, 350, and 1,000 watts and communication options include Ethernet, CAN, RS232, RS485, and SPI (Serial Peripheral Interconnect). N-Series IONs are fully programmable and perform profile generation, PID servo compensation, direct encoder input, field-oriented control, and many other motion control functions. These miniature devices are ideal for creating embedded control solutions in medical, mobile, scientific, semiconductor, and other automation applications.
ION®/CME N-Series Digital Drives are compact, PCB-mountable versions of PMD’s ION Digital Drive family that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity and amplification. Three power output levels are available - 75, 350, and 1,000 Watts. All IONs can drive DC Brush, Brushless DC and step motors, and are ideal for medical, mobile, scientific, semiconductor, and other automation applications.
ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives provide high power density in a patented ultra-rugged 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, CAN, serial, and SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) communications.
N-Series IONs represent a new paradigm for building application specific controllers. Instead of designing boards from the ground up with dozens or hundreds of IC components, plug and play N-Series ION modules allow fully functional custom boards to be designed and produced in weeks instead of months or even years.
Working with PMD’s powerful Pro-Motion® Windows based GUI makes it easy to graph and analyze motion control performance, while the onboard C-Motion® Engine allows users to directly run their application on the N-Series ION. Most importantly, at the core of every ION/CME N-Series Digital Drive is a PMD Magellan Motion Control IC, guaranteeing software compatibility and ensuring performance and reliability second to none.
There are 36 different ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives in all, consisting of the combinations of four motor types (step motor, Brushless DC, DC Brush, Multi-Motor), three host interfaces (Serial, CAN/SPI, Ethernet), and three power levels (low, medium, high). Note that multi-motor units allow the motor type, either Brushless DC, DC Brush, or step motor, to be user programmed.
The following table shows the available N-Series ION part numbers:
PMD Developer Kits and easy to use development tools make set-up, tuning, optimizing, and building your motion control application fast and easy.
The following ION/CME N-Series Digital Drive Developer Kits are fully assembled and installed with a multi-motor ION unit type. These various P/Ns represent three different host interface types (serial, CAN/SPI, Ethernet) and three different power levels (low, medum, high):
There may be occasions where it is preferable for the user to assemble an N-Series ION developer kit themselves. The main advantage of this is that it allows developer kit setups to be created with N-Series IONs other than the multi-motor type.
To facilitate this three non pre-assembled component developer kits are available.
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.
The popular MC58113 provides single-axis advanced position and torque control for Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors. These world-class ICs are the ideal solution for your next motion control design application challenge.
Compact single-axis amplifiers that provide high-performance torque control for Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors. Atlas amplifiers come in both a vertical and horizontal mounting configuration and are available in three power ranges.
Multi-Axis Motion Control ICs that are perfect for building your own machine control board from the ground up. They feature the latest in profile generation, servo loop closure, current control, profile synchronization, and much more.
ION Digital Drives combine a single axis Magellan IC and an ultra-efficient digital amplifier into a compact rugged package. IONs are easy-to-use plug-and-play devices that will get your application up and running in a snap.
Single and Multi-Axis Motion Boards are complete ready-to-go controllers that come in various form factors including PC-104, standalone, and standalone with built-in Atlas Amplifiers
Pro-Motion is PMD's easy-to-use Windows-based exerciser and motion analysis program. It offers ready-to-go capabilities your entire development team will be able to share.