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DMC-18x6 Accelera PCI Motion Controllers

Product Announcement from Galil Motion Control

DMC-18x6 Accelera PCI Motion Controllers -Image

The DMC-18x6 PCI bus controllers belong to Galil's latest generation motion controller family: the Accelera Series. Incorporating a 32-bit Risc-based microcomputer, these new controllers offer high-speed performance and processing power. Speed improvements include acceptance of encoder inputs up to 22 MHz, servo update rates as low as 24 microseconds/axis, and command execution speeds as low as 40 microseconds. While the DMC-18x6 offers performance enhancements compared to prior generation controllers, the programming language and 100-pin SCSI connector are virtually the same, making conversion to the DMC-18x6 quick and easy.

Like all Galil controllers, programming the DMC-18x6 is simplified with two-letter, intuitive commands and a full set of software tools such as WSDK for servo tuning and analysis, and an ActiveX Tool Kit for Visual Basic users.


-PCI card in 1 through 8 axis versions

-User-configurable for stepper or servo motors on any combination of axes

-Accepts up to 22 MHz encoder frequencies for servos and outputs pulses at 6MHz for steppers

-Sample times as low as 24 microseconds per axis

-Advanced PID compensation with Velocity and Acceleration feedforward, integration limits, notch filter and low-pass filter.

-Modes of motion include jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing and ECAM

-Multitasking for concurrent execution of up to eight application programs. Ultra-fast command processing.

-Expanded, non-volatile memory for application programs, variables and arrays

-Dual encoders for every servo axis

-Optically isolated home input and forward and reverse limits accepted for every axis

-8 isolated, uncommitted inputs and 8 outputs for 1- through 4-axes models, 24 inputs and 16 outputs for 5- through 8-axis models

-Expansion board for 64 I/O with DB-14064

-8 uncomitted analog inputs

-High speed position latch and output compare

-2nd FIFO for instant access to status and parameters

-Sinusoidal commutation for brushless servo motors

-High-density shielded cables and optical isolation for noise immunity.

-Custom hardware and firmware options available

-Ceramic Motor Option allows precise control for all Ceramic Motors.

-Connects directly to AMP-19540 4-axis drive for cost-effective, multi-axis controller/drive solution. Drives brush or brushless servos up to 500 Watts each