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PIC-SERVO SC Integrated Motion Controller      
     Part Number:  KAE-T0V10-BDV1

              For DC (brush) servo motors with incremental encoder feedback

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  • Position and velocity control with 32 bit resolution. Trapezoidal and velocity profiling. 16 bit PID gains.  Homing functions and multiaxis synchronization and support for coordinated motions.
  • On-the-fly position, velocity and acceleration changes.
  • LMD18200 amplifier (for brush-type motors) capable of driving 3 amps continuously, 6 amps peak at up to 48vdc. Built-in thermal,overcurrent and undervoltage protection as well linear current sensing.  Please see our motors page for compatible motor specifications.
  • RS485 serial interface allows up to 32 axes to be controlled from a single serial port. Connects to an RS232 port through our Z232-485 serial port adapter or other commonly available full-duplex RS485 adapters.
  • Two or three channel incremental encoder input.  Two general purpose I/O bits for limit switch inputs.
  • Optional Step & Direction inputs for driving the controller from stepper-type indexing systems.
  • PWM and Direction output connector gives you the option of using the board with an external H-bridge or brushless motor amplifier.  Also supports single channel antiphase PWM output for simplified connection to external amplifiers requiring analog input.
  • Its small size (2" x 3") allows it to be mounted near motors, reducing noise and simplifying wiring.
  • Complete documentation and test software provided including setup instructions and schematic diagrams.
  • Visual Basic, Visual C++ example software plus examples for other software platforms.
  • Based on the PIC-SERVO SC motion control chip.

The PIC-SERVO SC Motion Control Board is maybe the fastest and lowest-cost way of getting your DC servo motor up and running. The clear, explicit documentation and the Windows test utility program take the mystery out of servo motor control. The board is designed for easily adding additional axes of control without flipping dip switches or setting jumpers. By mounting these compact, modular boards near your motors, you can greatly simplify the rat's nest of wiring which plagues most multi-axis control systems. The PIC-SERVO SC Motion Control Board also includes motor power monitoring, soft current limiting, and position error limiting which eliminate the need for an additional real-time processor. If used with the Z232-485 serial port converter and our Simple Sequencer, or with a Step & Direction signal generator, a set of PIC-SERVO SC Motion Controllers can even be operated as a stand-alone control system. All this comes at a price comparable to stepper motor controllers.  (back to top)

PIC-SERVO SC 3PH Integrated Motion Controller for
  Brush or Brushless Motors
   
Part Number: KAE-T0V10-BD3PHV1

              For brush or brushless servo motors with incremental encoder feedback

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  • Position and velocity control with 32 bit resolution. Trapezoidal and velocity profiling. 16 bit PID gains.  Homing functions and multiaxis synchronization.
  • On-the-fly position, velocity and acceleration changes.
  • Integrated amplifier for brush or brushless motors, capable of driving 6 amps continuously at up to 48vdc.  Built-in thermal,overcurrent and undervoltage protection.  Please see our motors page for compatible motor specifications.
  • The PIC-SERVO SC motion control chipset supports linear and circular interpolation, as well as standard trapezoidal profiling and velocity modes.
  • RS485 serial interface allows up to 32 axes to be controlled from a single serial port. Connects to an RS232 port through our Z232-485 serial port adapter or through other commonly available full-duplex adapters.
  • Two or three channel incremental encoder input. Three hall effect sensor inputs for 3-phase brushless motors.  Two limit switch inputs for overtravel protection.
  • Optional Step & Direction inputs for driving the controller from stepper-type indexing systems.
  • Its small size (3.1" x 3.1") allows it to be mounted near motors, reducing noise and simplifying wiring.
  • Complete documentation provided including setup instructions and schematic diagrams.
  • Windows test software provided including Basic and C source code.

The PIC-SERVO SC 3PH Motion Control Board is the high performance solution for controlling brush or 3-phase brushless motors. With an amplifier capable of driving more than 1/3 HP, it can handle a wide variety of motor control applications at a remarkably low price.  The clear, explicit documentation and the Windows test utility program take the mystery out of servo motor control. The board is designed for easily adding additional axes of control without flipping dip switches or setting jumpers. By mounting these compact, modular boards near your motors, you can greatly simplify the rat's nest of wiring which plagues most multi-axis control systems. The PIC-SERVO SC 3PH Motion Control Board also includes motor power monitoring, soft current limiting, over/undervoltage protection, and position error limiting which eliminate the need for any  real-time processing. If used with the Z232-485 serial port converter and our Simple Sequencer, a set of PIC-SERVO Motion Controllers can even be operated as a stand-alone control system.   (back to top)

PIC-STEP Integrated Stepper Motor Indexer & Driver
   
Part Number: KAE-T3V1-BDV1

              For 2 or 4 phase stepper motors (4, 6 or 8 lead configurations)

PIC-STEP Board
  • 32 bit indexer supports trapezoidal positioning and profiled velocity modes
  • Bi-polar chopping driver drives up to 2 amps per phase in full or half stepping modes.   Please see our motors page for compatible motor specifications.
  • Programmable accelerations and minimum step rates
  • Programmable current limits automatically switch between holding and running currents
  • Analog input can be used for automatic thermal shutdown
  • General purpose I/O pins for limit switches and for configuring the driver
  • Step rates up to 50,000 steps per second  - controller may be used with external microstepping drivers
  • Serial interface uses same simple NMC communications protocol as the PIC-SERVO and PIC-I/O
  • Complete documentation
  • Windows test software and DLL including C source code

The PIC-STEP Motion Control Board, like the PIC-SERVO controller, is a complete motion control system which you can command straight from a standard serial port.   Designed for 2-phase stepper motors, it allows you to freely mix stepper motors and servo motors in a single system, using the same command architecture for both.  Our Windows based test programs, example code and libraries make it quick and easy to get your motion control system up and running.  The PIC-STEP is also supported by a number of embedded controller options, allowing you to create simple or complex systems.  (back to top)

PIC-I/O Multifunction Digital & Analog I/O Board
     Part Number:  KAE-T2V1-BDV1
PIC-I/O Board
  • 12 bits of general purpose I/O, programmable as inputs or outputs
  • Three 8-bit A/D input channels (0-5v input)
  • Two PWM outputs (20 kHz, 8-bit resolution) with high current drivers (up to 10 amps) for driving solenoids, lamps, motors, etc.
  • One 32 bit counter/timer channel
  • Can be operated on the same RS485 serial network with PIC-SERVO motor controllers and other NMC compatible devices
  • Same 2" x 3" footprint allows it to be stacked with PIC-SERVO controller boards
  • A small prototyping area allows for on-board customization
  • Complete documentation provided including setup instructions and schematic diagrams
  • Windows test software provided including Basic and C source code
  • Based on the PIC-I/O multifunction I/O chip

The PIC-I/O Multifunction I/O Board complements the PIC-SERVO and PIC-STEP motion controllers by adding a variety of additional I/O capabilities. A network of PIC-SERVO, PIC-STEP and PIC-I/O control boards is capable of controlling a wide variety of machines with no additional electronics, and all from any standard serial port. With the Windows test programs and programming examples (in C and Basic), you can quickly develop machine control programs on your PC.  (back to top)

Accessories
Z232-485 Serial Port Converter
     Part Number:  KAE-Z232485-BDV2
  • Converts RS232 signals to full-duplex RS485 (RS422)
  • Plug compatible with NMC control modules (PIC-SERVO, PIC-STEP, etc.)
  • Plug Compatible with standard 9-pin PC COM ports
  • May be used with our Simple Sequencer   for creating stand-alone control systems
  • Complete documentation with schematic

The Z232-485 is plug compatible with NMC control boards, allowing you to operate the PIC-SERVO, PIC-STEP and PIC-I/O's RS485 communication network from your computer's RS232 port. Up to 32 controllers can be operated from a single RS232 port. The Z232-485 also has a socket for plugging in our Simple Sequencer programmable controller, allowing you to turn your Z232-485 converter into a standalone controller. (See Programming Options for details).
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Simple Sequencer Standalone Controller
     Part Number:  KAE-SSQV1-BDV1
  • Standalone controller for NMC control modules (PIC-SERVO, PIC-STEP and PIC-I/O)
  • Plugs into our Z232-485 converter board
  • Windows programming application requires no programming experience
  • Once downloaded, programs execute automatically on power-up
  • Interfaces to other computers using RS232
  • Runs programs of up to 2000 commands

The Simple Sequencer is an easy-to-use programmable controller for operating up to 32 PIC-SERVO, PIC-STEP, or PIC-I/O control modules.   Programs are simply of sequences of straightforward commands which are stored in non-volatile EEPROM.  Programs may include branching, subroutines, and even background monitoring for error conditions.  The Simple Sequencer can operate completely stand-alone, or it can be interfaced with other computers through its RS232 port.

The Simple Sequencer plug into a 40 pin socket on the Z232-485 board.  It has two serial ports: one RS232 port used for downloading, debugging, and interfacing to other computers, and one RS485 port for communicating with your NMC control modules.  To create, download and debug your programs, simply connect the Z232-485 board with the Simple Sequencer to your PC's COM port and run the Windows based Simple Sequencer programming application.   Programming is a point-and-click process which requires no formal programming experience.  Once your program is fully debugged, it will run automatically on power-up.  (back to top)

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USB-COMi USB to RS485/422 Adappter
     Part Number:  KAE-USBCOMi-BDV1

This compact, USB powered adapter creates a virtual RS485/422 COM port, allowing you connect directly to any of our controllers through a USB port.  It works with any software written for a standard PC COM port.  Drivers and cables are included.

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Communications Cables
   
Part Number: KAE-CC20-AC   or    KAE-CC80-AC

These 10 wire twisted pair flat ribbon cables allow you to interconnect NMC compatible control modules with each other and with the Z232-485 serial port converter board.  They have standard 10 pin IDC type header connectors and come in lengths of 20 inches and 80 inches.  Our cables have twisted pair construction to provide greater noise immunity, but standard flat cables may also be used for short distances.  (back to top)

Logic Power Supply
   
Part Number: KAE-LPS-AC

This 9vdc, 500ma wall mount supply can be used to supply logic power to a network of NMC compatible controllers.  It plug directly into the Z232-485 serial port converter board and supplies logic power over the NMC communications cable.   This supply will power approximately 5 controller modules plus the Z232-485 board, depending on the actual controller board loading.  Note: this logic supply is not suitable for use with the PIC-SERVO 3PH board which requires a 12v logic supply.  (back to top)