Flexible axis controller
This single- to six-axis controller unit complete with drives, power supply, I/O, enclosure, onboard computer and 10-inch touch screen. The controller card and modules communicate via the CAN bus for a modular design.
The iMC-V CAN controller is a single-to-six-axis controllerunit complete with drives, power supply, I/O, enclosure, onboard computer and10-inch touch screen. The controller is compatible with Techno's gantry tables,linear slides, belt drive actuators and rotary tables, and can be used forpick-and-place, dispensing, assembly, testing, drilling, routing, welding andgeneral automation.
The controller card and modules communicate via the CAN bus
for a modular design. There are 16 digital inputs and eight digital outputs per
unit, which can be expanded up to 128 points of I/O through the CAN bus. The
controller can also perform linear, circular and helical interpolation,
expandingits potential applications. A rugged industrial desktop enclosure
(optional frame mount) with 10-inch touch screen and keyboard are designed to
be robust to operate on the plant floor.
Techno Inc. LinearMotion Systems
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