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Description

Design Features

  • 4U high, rack-mount, six-axis controller for brush, brushless, and stepper motors
  • Ideal for controlling six-axis robotic systems like hexapods
  • Real-time A3200 distributed control architecture allows synchronized motion on up to 32 axes
  • FireWire® or ASCII command interface via TCP/IP
  • Optional integrated encoder multipliers for highresolution positioning and reduced integration complexity
  • Part-Speed Position Synchronized Output (PSO)
  • Optional six-axis jog pendant
  • CE approved, NRTL safety certification, EU 2015/863 RoHS 3 directive
  • Program in native RS-274 G-code, AeroBasic command set, C, C++/CLI, .NET, MATLAB®, or LabVIEW® for the ultimate in programming flexibility

Powerful Control Architecture

The HEX RC features 6-axes of drives capable of controlling any combination of brush, brushless, or stepper motors. The HEX RC performs both current loop and servo loop closures digitally to ensure the highest level of positioning accuracy and performance. With the A3200 distributed control architecture, the HEX RC connects and controls up to 26 additional axes of servo, stepper, or piezo-driven stages.

Interface and Design Options

The HEX RC is designed with an ASCII command interface over TCP/IP for control in applications such as beamlines. Alternatively, the HEX RC can act as a master controller and control other A3200 external drives via the FireWire interface.

The HEX RC accepts amplified-sine or digital encoders. With optional integrated encoder multipliers up to X4096, high-resolution positioning is assured.

An optional 6-axis jog pendant adds easy, manual control of the positioning system. In safety critical applications, an emergency stop option with redundant safety relays can be added.

Flexible Programming Environment

Aerotech’s A3200 focuses on ease of use for the programmer, shortens development time compared with other tools, and provides the flexibility to use the tools or controller most familiar to programmers. A complete Integrated Development Environment and a comprehensive .NET motion library provide classes for motion, I/O, status, and diagnostic information. Program in Visual Studio and use the .NET library, or use the Motion Composer (IDE) to develop code with AeroBasic™ commands or G code. A LabVIEW® VI library is available for NI users, while a complete C library is available for those using Visual Basic, C++, or C.

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HEX RC



Ordering Information

HEX RC Multi-Axis Robotic Controller

Option Description
HEX RCRack-mount, six-axis, robotic controller with FireWire® with TCP/IP ASCII interfaces; 100-240 VAC single-phase power supply. Includes:

- Intel i7 multi-core processor, 8 GB memory
- Supports brush, brushless, or stepper motor types
- 5 A continuous/10 A peak current per axis
- 16 digital I/O, eight analog outputs, two analog inputs
- Single-axis position synchronized output (PSO)

Line Voltage (Required)

Option Description
-A 115 VAC line
-B230 VAC line
-C 100 VAC line
-D200 VAC line

Feedback and Jog Pendant Configuration (Required)

Option Description
-FC1Standard TTL encoder feedback
-FC2Amplified sine encoder feedback with programmable encoder multiplier up to x4096
-FC3Standard TTL encoder feedback and connector interface for 6-axis jog pendant (MPG). Jog-pendant must be ordered as separate line item.
-FC4 Amplified sine encoder feedback with programmable encoder multiplier up to x4096 and connector interface for 6-axis jog pendant (MPG). Jog pendant must be ordered as separate line item.

Line Cord (Optional)

Option Description
-LC1 US 115 VAC line cord
-LC2US 230 VAC line cord
-LC3UK compatible line cord
-LC4German compatible line cord
-LC5Israel compatible line cord
-LC6India compatible line cord
-LC7 Australian compatible line cord

PSO

Option Description
-PSO1 One-axis PSO (default)
-PSO2Two-axis Part-Speed PSO
-PSO3 Three-axis Part-Speed PSO

Options (Optional)

Option Description
-EST3 ESTOP3 – controller stops motion, then disables servo control; internal positive guided relays with monitor contact disconnect AC power source from motor (uses two relays for redundancy); contains one-second bus discharge resistors; operator risk assessment is the responsibility of the end user or integrator
-SL1Rack-mount slides

Accessories (Ordered as Separate Line Items)

Option Description
MPG Six-axis jog pendant

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