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Boards Deliver Distributed Motion and I/O Solutions

Boards Deliver Distributed Motion and I/O Solutions

The company’s latest board offerings provide comprehensive distributed motion and I/O solutions with motion control of up to 256 axes and I/O control of up to 2,016 control points through the integration of dedicated and time-deterministic motion and I/O field buses. These include Motionnet and High Speed Link. A family of master controllers includes the PCI-7856 PCI-based control board for standard applications and the DPAC-3000 ruggedized and compact fanless controller for applications requiring higher reliability and stability. A family of slave modules is also available that includes the MNET-J3, MNET-S23, and MNET-MIA Motionnet distributed single-axis control modules, the MNET-4XMO series general-purpose, four-axis control modules, and comprehensive High Speed Link digital and analog I/O modules. The MNET-4XMO series features real-time performance for point-to-point, multi-axis linear/circular interpolation while the MNET-4XMO-C provides path motion for up to 2,048 paths. Also on tap is MotionCreatorPro 2, a Windows-based application that provides simple configuration and real-time statuses of modules plus positioning control. ADLINK TECHNOLOGY AMERICA INC., Irvine, CA (866) 423-5465.
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