Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA — Announcing the new ION® 3000 Digital Drive from Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD), the second in PMD’s family of high-performance, network-connected motion control drives, designed with PMD’s advanced Magellan™ Motion Control IC. The ION 3000 expands the capabilities of the digital drive product line increasing voltage and power specifications and adding pulse and direction functionality.
The ION 3000 is a compact module that provides network connectivity, power amplification and advanced motion control features in a rugged, easy to use enclosed package. Both the ION 500 and ION 3000 are available for DC brush, brushless DC and microstepping motors, and are ideal for medical, scientific, semiconductor, industrial, robotic and general automation applications.
Prodigy Motion CardsBased on PMD’s high performance Magellan™ Motion Processor, ION Digital Drives provide CAN bus and serial communications, and accept commands over a network to control trajectory generation, position loop, current loop and other advanced motion control features. The ION controls a 3-phase brushless motor using field oriented control or sinusoidal commutation. User selectable profiling modes include S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, electronic gearing and pulse & direction. Other features include hardware performance trace, on-the-fly profile changes, and PLC-style inputs and outputs.
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