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Closed Loop Stepper, Multi-axis Motion Control Chipset, and More

~ Performance Motion Devices

The September 2023 edition of Motion Control News includes the most recent PMD news, resources, and announcements.

In this edition of Motion Control News:

  • Closed Loop Steppers Drive New Motion Control Applications
    Step motors are a popular solution for motion applications that benefit from low cost and brushless (externally phased) operation. Step motors traditionally use an open loop microstepping control scheme, but the more advanced control technique called closed loop stepper is increasingly being used in its place. Closed loop steppers are now finding adoption in a range of cost sensitive industrial applications such as textile machinery, coil winding, circuit board production, and pick and place machines where high rates of acceleration are critical.

  • New Multi-Axis Motion Control Chipset Provides Profile Generation, Servo Control, and Pulse & Direction Generation
    The Magellan MC58000 and MC55000 Motion Control ICs provide advanced motion control for medical, scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions, these flexible, programmable devices control Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors. These motion control ICs are driven by a host using either a parallel bus, SPI, CANbus 2.0B, or RS232/485 serial. They deliver user selectable profiling modes, including S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring and electronic gearing. PID servo loop compensation utilizes a 32-bit position error and includes velocity and acceleration feedforward. High performance FOC provides high accuracy, ultra-low noise motor operation.

  • Force Control in Actuators and End Grippers On-demand
    Replay the on-demand webinar of our popular paper. In this webinar, Chuck Lewin, PMD CEO, talks about servo actuators that function as end effectors, often mounted on transport systems such as robotics arms and gantries. These devices include linear actuators, force feedback actuators, voice coils, and more. Understanding their capabilities and properties will help you ensure that your next application delivers the goods without dropping the ball!

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