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Motion Control Package Integrates Several Functions

Claiming to add new dimensions to the use of stepping motors in industrial applications, the IPS150 intelligent step motor drive combines step motor control, motion processing, high-level control functions, and serial communication on a card measuring just 104 mm x 64 mm x 17 mm. Operating modes include master/slave operation in a distributed system or stand-alone operation with pre-defined motion sequences, combined with programmable I/O or analog inputs.The card provides a phase current rating up to 3A (4A boost) at 48 Vdc. The companyÕs motion language includes a high-level command protocol that can be used by the host system through the cardÕs on-board RS-485/232 serial interfaces. Setup, tuning and programming of machine-specific motion sequences are performed through the software. A set of graphic setup and auto-tuning wizards plus a real-time monitor are available to track motor movement. TECHNOSOFT US, INC., Tarpon Springs, FL. (727) 939-8593.


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