QuickSilver has added a CAN option to its smallest (2”/52mm x 2.5”/63mm) servo motor controller. CAN can be configured for peer-to-peer, master or slave which allows the controllers to share I/O and registers with other CANopen enabled SilverDust controllers or 3rd party CANopen devices (i.e. I/O blocks, encoders, PLCs…). For a multi-axis system, connect several MG-Cs, make one the master and let the others receive motion commands over CAN.
This single axis, programmable controller is specially designed to servo 3rd party stepper motors creating a closed loop stepper system. It also includes serial communications (RS-232, RS-485), and 7 I/O. The RS-232/RS-485 serial network runs independently in parallel to CAN for supervisory control from a host (i.e. PC, PLC, HMI..).
The 7 bi-directional I/O, 12V-48V input power, and communications signals are accessed through the DB15HD port and can be separated using one of our popular breakouts (QCI-BO-B, QCI-BO-B1, QCI-BO-B1A). For 24V I/O operations, QuickSilver recommends the QCI-BO-B52 breakout.
Other MG-C Features:
* 12-48V DC Input Power (UL CE)
* 7 TTL, Bi-Directional I/O
–for 24V use QCI-BO-B52
* 4 Analog Inputs
* Non-Volatile Memory
*~3000 program lines
* R2-232/485(ASCII, Modbus® RTU)
* 100:1 Inertial Miss-Match
* PVIA™ Servo Loop
* Point To Point Moves
* Profile Moves
* Electronic Gearing/Camming
* Multiple Thread Programming
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