Standard Controller Capabilities

  • Point-to-Point Motion

    Point-to-Point Motion

    Basic independent axis positioning with programmable accel/decel and feedrate.

  • Acceleration Limiting

    Acceleration Limiting

    Anticipate sharp corners and small radius arcs and automatically decelerate as needed.

  • Coordinated Motion

    Coordinated Motion

    Linear and circular motions are supported in all languages.

  • Arbitrary Path Generation (PVT)

    Arbitrary Path Generation (PVT)

    Specify discrete position, velocity, and time and the controller will interpolate to create a smooth, contiguous path.

  • Electronic Gearing

    Electronic Gearing

    Electronically control one axis as a simple ratio or as a complex function of another axis; fire I/O in real time during a move.

  • On the Fly End-Point Modification

    On the Fly End-Point Modification

    On the Fly End-Point Modification

  • Cutter Compensation

    Cutter Compensation

    Also known as tool radius compensation, this feature automatically adjusts the path to allow for the radius of a cutting tool.

  • Parts Rotation

    Parts Rotation

    Use when a twodimensional part must be repeated in different orientations without translating the part program many times over.

  • Velocity Profiling

    Velocity Profiling

    Maintains a constant vector velocity along the programmed path.

  • Seven Segment Acceleration

    Seven Segment Acceleration

    Specify the acceleration profile in seven segments, providing precise control over system motion.

  • Velocity Blending

    Velocity Blending

    The velocity changes to the next velocity command, acceleration limited, without stopping.

  • Fast Position Capture

    Fast Position Capture

    Store positions based on the transition of a digital input, allowing close correlation of axis positions to external events.

  • Retrace

    Retrace

    Retrace a path block by block.

  • Intra Block Retrace

    Intra Block Retrace

    Retrace a path inside a block.

  • High-Speed Registration

    High-Speed Registration

    High-speed registration to trigger motion is useful in packaging and labeling.

  • Gantry Mode

    Gantry Mode

    Complex gantry control is reduced to a few simple commands to handle dual motor and/or dual feedback configurations.

  • Kinematics

    Kinematics

    Execute complex inverse kinematic equations within the flow of the trajectory generation.

  • Analog Power Control

    Analog Power Control

    Adjust the setting of an analog output in relationship to the vector speed of two axes to permit the automatic regulation of laser power or material dispensing processes.

  • Motor Control

    Motor Control

    All controllers operate brush, brushless, or stepper motors in any combination.

  • Orthogonality Correction

    Orthogonality Correction

    Improve X-Y planar accuracy by simply entering the known orthogonality error and the controller will compensate.

  • Axis Calibration

    Axis Calibration

    Compensate for repeatable mechanical errors in a positioning system.

  • Sinusoidal Commutation

    Sinusoidal Commutation

    Brushless motors produce smoothest motion when sinusoidally commutated, eliminating the need for multiple transducers, and reducing cabling.

  • 3D Error Correction

    3D Error Correction

    Measure XYZ errors and the controller can correct the commanded position to accurately move to all locations in the 3D space.

  • Dual-Loop Control

    Dual-Loop Control

    Dual-loop control is used to eliminate the effects of backlash and other sources of error.

  • Quadrature Encoder

    Quadrature Encoder

    Use a standard A, B quadrature encoder, incremental or absolute.

  • Analog Feedback

    Analog Feedback

    For high resolution, short travel applications, linear drives accept analog inputs from analog sensors.

  • Resolver/Inductosyn

    Resolver/Inductosyn

    Programmable carrier frequencies make resolvers/ inductosyns easy to integrate.

  • Laser Interferometer

    Laser Interferometer

    Systems requiring ultra-high resolution and feedback stability use interferometer feedback.

  • Encoder

    Encoder

    Systems requiring high resolution use a 1 Vpp encoder with Aerotech multiplier, up to 65,536.

  • Tachometer

    Tachometer

    For dual feedback systems use tach for velocity control and encoder for position control.

  • PIDFF

    PIDFF

    PID digital control loop with feedforward for velocity, acceleration, and friction.

  • Safe Zones

    Safe Zones

    Safe zones can be set up on multi-axis systems to protect against crashes.

  • Slice Move

    Slice Move

    Increase scanning throughput by blending step and scan into a contoured move.

  • Limits

    Limits

    Set up hard limits and soft limits for maximum safety and flexibility.

  • Spindle Control

    Spindle Control

    Spindle commands use standard m-codes.

  • CAM Profiling

    CAM Profiling

    Electronically command one axis position as a function of another axis with a CAM table and fire I/O during the move.