Off-the-shelf Motion Card Integrates High Performance Amps with Full Motion Control
Performance Motion Devices has announced a new family of Prodigy motion cards that combines a full featured four axis motion card with high performance on-card amplifiers. The Prodigy/CME Machine Controller Card utilizes PMD's ATLAS Digital Amplifiers to eliminate the need for external amplifiers, allowing new levels of convenience, integration, and cost savings for applications in life sciences equipment, scientific automation, robotics, and general purpose automation.
Machine Controller cards are offered in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis configurations, and control the torque, velocity, and position of DC Brush, Brushless DC, and Step motors. They measure just 7.8" x 4.88" (19.8 cm x 12.4 cm), providing a small form factor for space constrained designs. Communications to the card include 10/100 MBPS Ethernet with UDP and TCP protocols, serial RS232, serial RS485, and CANbus.
For more information, visit www.pmdcorp.com.