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fakharimran
03-10-2008, 06:21 AM
Hi, I need some information regarding Motion Control Cards, there are lots of
products availble over the Internet offering multi-axis DSP based motion
control cards.

Can anybody please help me select a card from PMD's Magellan-PCI (http://www.motioncontrol.com/newproducts/detail.cfm?id=1631)series or
PCI-8174 (http://www.adlinktech.com/PD/web/PD_detail.php?pid=675) or DMC5400 Motion Controller (http://www.oceancontrols.com.au/motor_controller/leadshine/DMC5400_motion_controller.htm) or PIC-SERVO Motion Control Board (http://www.jrkerr.com/boards.html)
or any other product of quality and reliability.

My primary concern is a mature product with lots of support over the web,
real-time feedback from machine, easy to program and control. It would also
be appreciated if the price is reasonable.


Thanks

Zappautomation
03-12-2008, 03:36 AM
The DMC5400 Motion Controller will soon be working with Mach3.
They are working on a plugin right now.



Hi, I need some information regarding Motion Control Cards, there are lots of
products availble over the Internet offering multi-axis DSP based motion
control cards.

Can anybody please help me select a card from PMD's Magellan-PCI (http://www.motioncontrol.com/newproducts/detail.cfm?id=1631)series or
PCI-8174 (http://www.adlinktech.com/PD/web/PD_detail.php?pid=675) or DMC5400 Motion Controller (http://www.oceancontrols.com.au/motor_controller/leadshine/DMC5400_motion_controller.htm) or PIC-SERVO Motion Control Board (http://www.jrkerr.com/boards.html)
or any other product of quality and reliability.

My primary concern is a mature product with lots of support over the web,
real-time feedback from machine, easy to program and control. It would also
be appreciated if the price is reasonable.


Thanks

fakharimran
03-13-2008, 04:07 AM
it seems topic is not appropriate for the group. can anybody recommend me
an online community dealing with such cards/systems.

Zapper: thanks for info. please help me for more stuff about my query


Thanks

Zappautomation
03-13-2008, 03:20 PM
What is the application, how many axis, do you need clock and direction, analogue refference, or Bus control?
What feedback devices are you using, what resolution do you need?
if the application is complex, then it is best to contact a motion specialist in you country.



it seems topic is not appropriate for the group. can anybody recommend me
an online community dealing with such cards/systems.

Zapper: thanks for info. please help me for more stuff about my query


Thanks

fakharimran
03-14-2008, 02:03 AM
Hello Zapp... Thanks for the message, actually I am working on a design that shall work with the malfunctioned machine of different specs. I have plan to go for a solution that shall work for upto 4 axis but the software shall also run for 2 and 3 axis.

In the scenario I am working with is for used machines having dead controls or drives. My solution shall replace the already installed control panel with PC and new drives with non-workable drives if any.

Initially I'd be working with Bridgeport milling (http://www.winer.org/Winer_mill.jpg) and an older version of EMCO Lathe.

Now for this purpose I need to start with a motion control card that shall work with a PC to control Motor Drives ( Initially +- 10v ), for this purpose I tried to search on the web and found some mature vendors, mentioned in my first message.

What I am looking for is an expert opinion to go ahead with a specific product.


What feedback devices are you using
The same motion control call shall be used for feedback.


if the application is complex, then it is best to contact a motion specialist in you country
Its quite difficult to find such a specialist in this field.


Thanks for bearing with me.