Performance Motion Devices, Inc. is a world leader in motion control technology for life sciences, robotics, and industrial automation. PMD delivers a broad range of advanced electronic motion control products including integrated circuits, digital amplifiers, digital drives, and boards to a worldwide customer base. With over 6.5 million motors controlled by PMD solutions, they distribute products to manufacturer’s and OEMs around the globe.
PMD’s motto, Motion Control At Its Core, reflects their uniquely powerful strategy of placing motion control ICs at the core of all of our products so that they speak one common motion language.
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Data Sheets & Catalogs
|New Motion Board Integrates Amplifiers and Synchronized Contouring
Prodigy®/CME Machine-Controller with pre-installed User Defined Profile Mode (UDPM) is a newly released motion control board that provides high-performance control of DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors. Ideal for high precision, high speed positioning motion control, these devices are ideally suited for applications in life sciences, laboratory equipment, semiconductor equipment, mobile robotics, and general automation.
|New Motor Control IC Integrates Outer Loop And Velocity Loop Functions
The Juno® MC71113, MC73113, and MC78113 are newly released ICs that integrate a high-speed outer loop control function with a velocity control function for 3-phase Brushless DC and DC Brush motors. Ideal for controlling pressure, temperature, liquid level, magnetic bearings, chemical reaction rate, and other ‘outer loop’ quantities for medical, industrial, and military applications, these devices can operate via microprocessor control or by direct analog or digital signal command.
Multi-axis Positioning Motion Control IC
|High-performance Digital Amplifier With Single HV Supply and Current Control
Atlas® Digital Amplifiers are compact single-axis amplifiers that provide high-performance torque control for Brushless DC, DC Brush, and Step motors. They are packaged in a compact, solderable module and are ideal for use in positioning motion control, velocity control, and precision force control applications. Atlas amplifiers come in both a vertical and horizontal mounting configuration and are available in three power ranges; 75W, 250W, and 500W. Atlas Digital Amplifiers are used for direct control of motor torque or in conjunction with higher-level motion controllers providing position or velocity control functions. They are ideally suited for applications such as medical equipment, laboratory automation, scientific instruments, general-purpose motion control, force feedback, and actuator control.
New Low-Cost Torque Control ICs Provide Field Oriented Control
The MC73112, MC73112N, MC71112, and MC71112N from PMD are newly released ICs that provide torque control of 3-phase Brushless DC and DC Brush motors with advanced features such as FOC (Field Oriented Control), shunt regulation, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signal generation with shoot-through protection, overcurrent & overtemperature protection, braking, and more.
|PMD Developer Kits
Developer Kits are integrated board and software packages used to help engineer easily develop motion applications. They provide single or multi-axis control for Brushless DC, DC Brush, or step motors. All developer kits come with Pro-Motion, PMD’s convenient Windows-based motor setup and optimization software and a USB-stick containing a complete C-Motion SDK, manuals, example schematics, and applications.
Featured White Papers
Motion Control Goes Small
Machine designers are often asked to build systems that take up less space and operate on less power. Read about new developments in motors, sensors, and architectures.
Servo Motor Tuning – Rocket Science or Walk In the Park?
This paper provides an overview of PID (proportional, integral, derivative) based servo motor tuning, and introduces two manual tuning methods.
New Control Technique Combines Servo Performance With Step Motor Cost
Read about the benefits and limitations of the new stepper servo control drive technique, and understand why it gets attention from machine designers.
Step Motor Noise and How To Fix It
Step motors are known to be noisy and tend to vibrate when moving. This deep dive explains how you can reduce, and in some cases eliminate, step motor noise & vibration problems.
Improve Liquid Handling Robot Throughput with Direct Path Planning
Implement a high-speed motion system on a Liquid Handling Robot gantry that is aware of system clearances so that it can start a planar (X/Y) move while a Z axis move is still ongoing. By employing such solution, robot move times can be improved by 25% over conventional moves and over 50% compared to systems that only employ single axis moves.