Rohnert Park, CA — Parker’s Electromechanical Automation
Division announces the
release of the Aries Controller single-axis servo drive/controller. The
Aries Controller combines the versatile and cost-effective Aries digital
servo drive platform with the advanced control capabilities of the ACR
The Aries Controller is configured, tuned and programmed using Parker’s
comprehensive ACRView software environment. The ACRView environment also
supports Parker’s traditional analog multi-axis controls and drives and the
ETHERNET Powerlink motionbus system. “This versatility now enables machine
designers and end-users to take advantage of the high-performance ACR servo
control for both single- and multi-axis projects without switching between
or relearning different control languages and software environments,” says
Marc Feyh, product manager for Parker’s Electromechanical Automation
Division. Benefits of the common control language and software include
reduced time to market and lower overall motion system costs.
Motion capabilities of the Aries Controller include absolute and relative
motion, jogging, gearing and camming. A secondary encoder input is included
for 1½ axis and dual-loop applications, and EnDat absolute encoders are
also supported in addition to standard quadrature and Parker Smart
Encoders. Drive connectivity includes an Ethernet port for communications,
setup, programming and diagnostics and HMI connectivity.
Application development is further enhanced with the use of Parker’s
recently released ACR MotionCOMponents Tool Kit. The ACR MotionCOMponents
Tool Kit is an extensive collection of components and controls to allow a
software developer to quickly and easily build a custom user interface for
PC-based motion control applications. The tools incorporate a full set of
ACR function calls, enabling complete control of the Aries Controller from
a PC program.
Filed Under: Drives (servo) + amplifiers, Motion control • motor controls
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