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Design Features

  • Complete motion capabilities include: point-to-point; linear, circular, helical, and spherical interpolation; velocity profiling; electronic gearing; on-the-fly trajectory modification; high speed I/O; camming
  • 1 to 32 axes of scalable, synchronized motion
  • Utilizes the power of the PC to increase performance and capabilities
  • Programmable in native RS-274 (G-code), AeroBASIC, C, .NET, or LabVIEW
  • 8 kHz servo update rate for 1 to 32 axes provides consistent performance regardless of axis count
  • Each axis has up to a three-phase ±10 volt output to drive any amplifier in any mode
  • CE approved, NRTL safety certification, EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive
  • Software configurable for brush, brushless, and stepper motor operation

High Performance 32-Axis Motion, Vision, Robotics, and I/O Platform

Aerotech’s ground-breaking motion, vision, robotics, and I/O platform, the Automation 3200, is used in many applications in semiconductor, data storage, medical laser processing, automotive and machine tool industries. The system features a high-performance, software-only controller (Motion Composer) that offers 32 axes of synchronized motion control. It is the successor to Aerotech’s performance-leading and widely utilized UNIDEX 500 and 600 PC-based motion controllers. Motion Composer retains the best features of these previous controllers and combines them with an advanced, high-performance distributed control architecture to produce a truly state-of-the-art motion, vision, robotics, and I/O platform.

The Digital Automation Platform: Automation 3200

The Automation 3200 digital automation platform represents a revolutionary advancement over traditional PC-bus-based motion controllers. The A3200 is software-based (no PC slots required) and marries a robust, high performance motion engine with vision, robotics, and I/O in one unified programming environment. The A3200 utilizes the industry standard super-high-performance FireWire® (IEEE-1394) network to provide from 1 to 32 axes of synchronized control with no degradation in performance as the axis count increases.

The A3200 software consists of a development environment, Motion Composer, and a runtime. Motion Composer contains extensive tools for program development, debug, and machine setup such as encoder calibration, time and frequency-based tuning tools, loop transmission, autotuning, and system configuration. Comprehensive C# and C libraries are provided for motion and system status of all axes.

The integration of multiple common automation tools into a single platform provides users the ability to integrate, develop, and maintain the system faster, with lower cost than ever before. For instance, coupling a vision module with the motion system that coordinates a cutting process (laser, drill, mill, etc.) provides the ability to identify the workpiece and its position, and to adjust the position and signal to the cutter all within one system. By adding Aerotech’s Nmark, a user can fully coordinate the motion of a galvo scanner with the motion of a servomotor to allow for laser marking or processing with an unlimited field of view. This integration dramatically reduces wiring, software development and the necessary components, which not only lowers integration and setup cost but also increases reliability.

A3200-OEM is a digital 2- or 4-axis (position and velocity) servo controller with 8 kHz sample rate. It is compatible with square-wave encoders and provides a ±10 V three-phase command to any amplifier. With 11 digital inputs, 8 digital outputs, 4 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs (in addition to the 8 analog outputs that drive the amplifier) and expandable I/O, A3200-OEM will accommodate most system I/O requirements. Only a single FireWire® cable is needed to communicate with the motion generator on the PC. Other features include limits, ESTOP, brake, auxiliary feedback input, high-speed latching inputs, and Ethernet.


Nservo PS Mounting Dimensions

Nservo NPS Mounting Dimensions

Ordering Information

A3200-IA License

Option Description
MACHINE Machine License
MACHINE UPGRADEMachine license upgrade – LicenseID extended attribute required
MACHINE MIGRATIONMigration of a machine license from 3.xx or previous
MACHINE DOWNLOAD Machine download (no CD shipped)
MACHINE ADDITION Add machine seat – LicenseID extended attribute required
LICENSE EXTENSION Extend maintenance on existing license
CD ONLYMake a CD – LicenseID extended attribute required


Option Description
-2 AXES 2 axes of control
-4 AXES 4 axes of control
-6 AXES6 axes of control
-8 AXES8 axes of control
-10 AXES10 axes of control
-12 AXES12 axes of control
-14 AXES 14 axes of control
-16 AXES16 axes of control
-32 AXES32 axes of control

Controller Options

Option Description
-FIVE AXIS CONTOURING Allows five or more axes of contoured motion
-GALVO-VCT AND GRC Support for the VCT and GRC galvos
-PROFESSIONALProfessional option
-CNC CNC option including CNC functionality and documentation

MC Options

Option Description
REMOTEAbility to use in Client-Server


Option Description
-MONTHOne month of maintenance
-YEAROne year of maintenance
-NONENo maintenance


Option Description
-CURRENTCurrent software

FW Cable

Option Description
-NCONNECT-900-66FireWire® cable 900 mm (3 ft) 6P to 6P
-NCONNECT-1800-66 FireWire® cable 1.8 m (6 ft) 6P to 6P
-NCONNECT-3300-66FireWire® cable 3 m (9.8 ft) 6P to 6P
-NCONNECT-4500-66FireWire® cable 4.5 m (15 ft) 6P to 6P
-NO CABLE No FireWire® cable

Nservo-OEM Package

Option Description
-PSPower supply option
-NPSNo power supply option

Base Model

Option Description
-DB2 2 axis D connector (no options)
-DB44 axis D connector (no options)
-ENET-DB22 axis D connector (Ethernet)
-ENET-DB44 axis D connector (Ethernet)
-TB22 axis terminal block (no options)
-TB4 4 axis terminal block (no options)
-ENET-TB2 2 axis terminal block (Ethernet)
-ENET-TB4 4 axis terminal block (Ethernet)

PSO Options

Option Description
-DPSODual axis PSO firing
-TPSO Triple axis PSO firing
-OPTO2PSO OPTO2 option
-OPTO3PSO OPTO3 option
-OPTO4PSO OPTO4 option


Option Description
-LMT5VFor non-opto isolated limits
-SE For single-ended analog inputs
-NOLMT5V No limit +5 V