ION 500 Drive Developer Kits
  • Ion dk
  • 500 cme
  • 500 and 3000

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ION 500 Drive Developer Kits

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NOTE: If you’d like a Developer’s Kit shipped to a location outside of the U.S. or Canada, please contact us via phone or email.

The ION 500 Developer Kits serve as an electrical and software design tool for building control systems with PMD's ION 500 family of digital drives.

IONs are versatile and high-performance single-axis motion controllers that integrate profiling, servo control, and amplification in a compact format. IONs provide downloadable C-language programming and support RS232 and RS485 serial, CAN bus, and Ethernet communications, along with numerous other features.

What it includes:

  • Motor-specific ION module (per selection in table below)
  • Development software CD, user’s guide, and ION documentation
    • Software
      • Pro-Motion
      • Magellan SDK CD
    • Manuals
      • ION Digital Drive User Guide
      • Magellan Motion Control IC User Guide
      • Magellan Motion Control IC Programmers Command Reference
      • Pro-Motion User Manual
  • Complete cable and prototyping connector set and accessories
    • Communications cable (CAN bus or serial, depending on specific model ordered)
    • Ethernet Cable (ION 500s with Ethernet only)
    • CAN bus terminator (CAN bus version only)
    • Stub cable set – a complete set of cables with matching ION connectors on one end and flying leads on the other
    • USB to DB9 RS232 adapter

What you need to supply:

  • A host controller
    • Pentium or better, one available PCI slot, 200 MB of available disk space, 256 MB of available RAM, and a USB port. The PC operating system required is Windows 7.
  • For RS485 or CAN bus communications, a PCI board, PCMCIA board, or USB adapter (supporting that communications standard) connected to the PC.
  • Mounting hardware to attach the ION module to your cabinet or system.
  • Limit switches and other motion peripherals as required for the application.
  • Brushless DC, step motor, or DC Brush motor (should match the selected ION motor type).
    • Recommended motor size limits
      • Brushless DC – 500 W
      • DC Brushed – 450 W
      • Step – 350 W
  • DC power supply (recommend 56 Volt and 10 Amp, but the kit will support 12V to 56V).
  • Cables – either the stub cable set that comes with ION Developer’s Kit or custom cables designed for your system.

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