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EtherCAT-based controllers

15 February 2018

At Drives & Controls 2018 Physik Instrumente (PI) will showcase the PI family of ACS motion controllers. On display in the UK for the first time, these high performance EtherCAT-based controllers and multi-axis drives enable the use of various motor types that can be conveniently integrated into a wide variety of advanced and demanding applications, including automation.

PI will exhibit a range of products from the ACS portfolio, including the latest NanoPWM amplifiers – offering linear amplifier performance with the power, robustness and cost-effectiveness of a PWM drive – and the LCMv2 laser control module, which allows laser sources to be synchronised to motion profiles. Alongside, visitors will be able to see the SPiiPlusES drive node, which enables the addition of more capable motion control to existing EtherCAT automation solutions.

Also on the stand will be the innovative Goldfinger laser scriber – a collaborative development between PI, ACS Motion Control and SCANLAB – combining a high speed laser galvanometer scanner with servo-driven stages to offer fast, flexible and precise laser machining, eliminating stitching errors and increasing throughput.

Goldfinger will be complemented by a small laser demonstrator, as well as a selection of PI’s precision micro- and nanopositioning products, and hexapods, and there will be ample opportunities to discuss how the company can apply its systems’ capabilities to the demands of specific individual applications. Stand D744