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ADVANCED Motion Controls® analog Z-Drives now output nearly 5kW of peak power in a footprint smaller than a smartphone June 26, 2013

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Available immediately are 6 new analog Z-Drive models with increased current output of 60A peak and 30A continuous designed with the same footprint and pin functionality as the previous 40A versions.  These new servo drives provide 50% more power in the same space, making upgrades in power output a simple drop-in replacement.  Included are models compatible with brushed and brushless permanent magnet servo motors, with current and velocity mode operation and options for +/-10V or PWM & Direction commands.

Advanced Motion Controls Z-Drive

Advanced Motion Controls Z-Drive

New Models:  AZ60A8, AZB60A8, AZ60A8DDC, AZBDC60A8, AZBH60A8, AZBE60A8

Z-Drives are plug-in style servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls that mount directly to the PCB enabling fully integrated designs while simplifying wiring and installation.  With a total of 72 models now available, Z-Drives come with a long list of options to meet every need including:

  • Digital and analog architectures
  • CANopen, RS232/485 and EtherCAT networks
  • Commands over the network or with I/O
  • Feedback including: TTL Encoders, 1Vp-p Encoders, Absolute Encoders and Hall sensors
  • 6-60A peak and 3-30A continuous
  • 40-175 VDC
  • Extended Environment options

More information on the Z Drives from Advanced Motion Controls can be found at the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=smartphone&D=PROD

A copy of this Press Release can be viewed at-

http://www.servo2go.com/news.php?id=111

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New Servo Indexing Capabilities in latest release of DriveWare®7 Software April 7, 2013

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DriveWare® 7 Release

DriveWare® 7 Software

DriveWare® 7 Software

Advanced Motion Control’s of Camarillo, CA are excited to announce the latest release of their configuration software, DriveWare®7 (DW7).  This latest version introduces significant upgrades in layout and drive control features.  With a cleaner user interface, information rich screens, new icons, customizable toolbars, tab groups, preset themes, Windows XP and 7 compatibility, users will find that configuring their drives is now easier and more precise than ever. DW7 is used to commission, troubleshoot, and integrate all ADVANCED Motion Controls’ Digiflex® Performance™ digital servo drives and is now available for download.

New with DW7

  • New indexing capabilities to create up to 16 unique index tasks by defining position, velocity, and acceleration/deceleration values where indexes can be either Relative or Absolute motion profiles.
  • Servo drives can now store two different configuration settings that include unique Loop Configuration, Gain Set, Command Source and Command Limiter settings simplifying machine design and maintenance for the engineer by allowing switching between each.
  • On-the-fly Mode Switching to allow machine programmers for example to switch from velocity mode for a long constant speed move directly to position mode so the motor can be precisely positioned at the end of the move to a specific location.
  • The new Drive Status Panel presents users with a simple sortable organization of drive status, critical event activity and event counters to quickly identify faults.
  • Network communication settings have been made more configurable for EtherCAT®, CANopen and RS-485/232 allowing independent adjustment of those used to connect to DW7.
  • Mappable PDOs to configure, edit, and map RPDOs and TPDOs and the ability to assign CANopen TPDOs to specific drive events.

Digiflex® Performance™ digital servo drives built in 2012 and later can take advantage of these new features, we highly recommend that you download DW7 and take it for a spin!

DriveWare® 7 software is used to commission, troubleshoot, and integrate all AMC Digiflex® Performance™ digital servo drives. All drive limits, control loops (current, velocity, and position), and event handling can be configured in DriveWare. Notable features include a fully functional multi-channel oscilloscope, function generator and user friendly layout and interface.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Windows 7, .NET 4.0 Framework

Minimum 1 GHz, Minimum 2GB RAM

Technical documentation on DriveWare® 7 software can be found at the link below-

http://www.a-m-c.com/products/driveware.html

For more information on the Digiflex® Performance™ digital servo drives available  from Servo2Go, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080098

For more information, please contact:

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Extended Environment Servo Amplifiers December 8, 2012

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The DZX series of digital servo drives from Advanced Motion Controls are designed to drive brushed and brushless servomotors from a compact form factor ideal for embedded applications.  These fully digital drives operate in torque, velocity, or position mode and employs Space Vector Modulation (SVM), which results in higher bus voltage utilization and reduced heat dissipation compared to traditional PWM.  The command source can be generated internally or can be supplied externally.  In addition to motor control, these drives feature dedicated and programmable digital and analog inputs and outputs to enhance interfacing with external controllers and devices.

Advanced Motion Controls DZX Servo Amplifier

Advanced Motion Controls DZX Servo Amplifier

DZX amplifiers feature an RS-232 interface for drive configuration and setup as well as a RS-485 interface for drive networking.  Drive commissioning is accomplished using DriveWare available at http://www.a-m-c.com.

All drive and motor parameters are stored in non-volatile memory.

The DZX amplifiers conform to the following specifications and are designed to the Environmental Engineering Considerations as defined in MIL-STD-810F.

>Extended Environment Temperature -40°C to +75°C (-40°F to +167°F)
> Storage Temperature -50°C to +100°C (-58°F to +212°F)
> Thermal Shock -40°C to +75°C (-40°F to +167°F) in 2 min.
> Relative Humidity 0 to 95% Non-Condensing
> Vibration 30 Grms for 5 min. in 3 axes

Z-Drives are a culmination of advances in manufacturing technology.  By utilizing dual sided PCB boards, high efficiency power devices and creative design we are able to make the Z-Drives possible.  These drives have been designed to be integrated into your PCB and come in multiple architechtures with features previously found only in larger drives.  No wires and smaller size = less cost and easier installation – just plug’m in!

Features include:

  • Four Quadrant Regenerative Operation
  • Space Vector Modulation (SVM) Technology
  • Fully Digital State-of-the-art Design
  • Programmable Gain Settings
  • Fully Configurable
  • PIDF Velocity Loop
  • PID + FF Position Loop
  • Compact Size, High Power Density
  • 16-bit Analog to Digital Hardware

For more information on the Extended Environment Servo Amplifiers from Advanced Motion Controls, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=Extended Environment&D=PROD

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Whitepaper: The EtherCAT® Performance Advantage November 15, 2012

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New Whitepaper from Advanced Motion Controls, of Camarillo, CA.   7 pages

EtherCAT opens new possibilities in motion control by allowing higher data throughput and faster cycle times than other networks.  Imagine controlling 4 servo drives and over 280 I/O points at a 100µs update rate.  It can and has been done!  On top of this imagine using our highly compact Z-Drives and an I/O module that was custom built to your specifications, or if that doesn’t suit your needs what if we gave away the reference design so you could build your own I/O module.   Our DxM™ and DxI/O™ technology makes all this possible.

EtherCAT Whitepaper

EtherCAT Whitepaper

Discover how EtherCAT is able to achieve this performance in this white paper.

For more information on the DxM Technology from Advanced Motion Controls , click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=DxM&D=PROD

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EtherCAT and DxM Technology Reviewed at RoboBusiness 2012 November 5, 2012

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Interview on Engineering TV with Karl Meier.   4 minute video.

Bill Wong of Electronic Design magazine talks to Karl Meier, Marketing Manager at Advanced Motion Controls about EtherCAT and DXM Technology for very efficient industrial networking.

OEM’s are continually challenged to provide motion control precision at lowest possible cost.  Precision has been given a boost with the advent of EtherCAT®, an open Ethernet-based network standard setting new heights for real-time performance and topology flexibility, and has been the fastest growing area in motion control technology.   Advanced Motion Controls has created exclusive ‘DxM’ – Demultiplexed Motion technology allowing connectivity of up to 3 DZS drives (sub-nodes) to a single DZE (node) on an EtherCAT® network for up to 4 axes of servo motion.  Removing the cost of additional EtherCAT® nodes greatly reduces overall system cost.  ‘DxM’ Technology handles all sub-node activity easily through one node, making master tasks much simpler in multi-axis systems.

Click on the link below to view a demonstration of AMC’s DxM Technology.

Advanced Motion Control DxM Technology Video

The 4 minute video can also be viewed at the link below-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEqHAxnd87A&feature=youtube_gdata

For more information on the DxM Technology from Advanced Motion Controls , click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=DxM&D=PROD

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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ADVANCED Motion Controls® announces the release of DriveWare® 7 software for DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives October 30, 2012

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ADVANCED Motion Controls® announces the release of DriveWare® 7 software for DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives

Advanced Motion Controls DriveWare7 Software

Advanced Motion Controls DriveWare7 Software

Available for immediate download DriveWare® 7 (DW7) enables new capabilities in DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls®.  DW7 introduces the capability to create up to 16 unique index tasks by defining position, velocity, and acceleration/deceleration values where indexes can be either Relative or Absolute motion profiles.

With DW7, servo drives can now store two different configuration settings that include unique Loop Configuration, Gain Set, Command Source and Command Limiter settings simplifying machine design and maintenance for the engineer by allowing switching between each.

On-the-fly Mode Switching has been added allowing machine programmers for example to switch from velocity mode for a long constant speed move directly to position mode so the motor can be precisely positioned at the end of the move to a specific location.

Network communication settings have been made more configurable for CANopen, RS-485/232 and EtherCAT® allowing the network communication settings to be adjusted independently of the settings used to connect to DW7.  Adding Mappable PDOs to configure, edit, and map RPDOs and TPDOs and the ability to assign CANopen TPDOs to specific drive events.

About DriveWare® 7

DriveWare® 7 software is used to commission, troubleshoot, and integrate all ADVANCED Motion Controls’ DigiFlex® Performance™ digital servo drives. All drive limits, control loops (current, velocity, and position), and event handling can be configured in DriveWare® 7. Notable features include a fully functional multi-channel oscilloscope, function generator and user friendly layout and interface.

For more product information, reference the web site at www.a-m-c.com/products/driveware.html .  DriveWare® 7 is available for free download.

About ADVANCED Motion Controls®

ADVANCED Motion Controls, a U.S. company in business for 25 years now, was founded with the idea of designing and manufacturing lower cost / higher power density servo drives. The company’s focus remains to create and deliver the best motion control drives for brushed or brushless servo motors. With over 2 million axes shipped, ADVANCED Motion Controls has become one of the fastest growing servo drive companies in the world!

For more information on Servo Amplifiers from Advanced Motion Controls, click on the link below-

http://servo2go.com/supplier.php?id=1031080098

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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New Family of Servo Drives designed for Mobile Electric Vehicle Platforms September 11, 2012

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Servo2Go has recently expanded its line of Electric Vehicle Servo Drives from Advanced Motion Controls of Camarillo, CA.

Electric Vehicle Controller from Advanced Motion Controls

Electric Vehicle Controller from Advanced Motion Controls

The M/V™ series motor controllers are fully functional, four-quadrant servo drives purpose designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms.  Specific applications include: mobile robots, AGV’s, UGV’s, material handling and transport vehicles in both industrial and military environments.  Providing high power from battery supplies with multiple operating modes, IP65 rating and compact design for either permanent magnet brushed or brushless motors, propels this motor controlling series ahead.  Whether for traction / propulsion, steering, lifting or any other electrically driven actuation such as compressors, winches and hoists, the M/V™ series is the newest member in a long line of successful motor controlling solutions from ADVANCED Motion Controls.

For more information on the M/V™ series motor controllers from Advanced Motion Controls, click on the link below-

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=electric vehicle&D=PROD

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Advanced Motion Controls announces the release of EtherCAT® servo drives and new ‘DxM’ (Demultiplexed Motion) technology June 14, 2012

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OEM’s are continually challenged to provide motion control precision at lowest possible cost. Precision has been given a boost with the advent of EtherCAT®, an open Ethernet-based network standard setting new heights for real-time performance and topology flexibility, and has been the fastest growing area in motion control technology.

Advanced Motion Controls EtherCAT Servo Amplifiers

Advanced Motion Controls EtherCAT Servo Amplifiers

As part of our highly successful Z-Drives platform of plug-in servo drives, ADVANCED Motion Controls is proud to formally release powerful DZE & DZS series of servo drives for EtherCAT enabled control networks but with package size that can easily fit in the palm of your hand. These products not only provide precise motion but also at reduced cost when applied in a multiple networked axes system.

ADVANCED Motion Controls has also created exclusive ‘DxM’ – Demultiplexed Motion technology allowing connectivity of up to 3 DZS drives (sub-nodes) to a single DZE (node) on an EtherCAT® network for up to 4 axes of servo motion. Removing the cost of additional EtherCAT® nodes greatly reduces overall system cost. ‘DxM’ technology handles all sub-node activity easily through one node, making master tasks much simpler in multi-axis systems.

Also introduced are new DPE series of EtherCAT enabled servo drives as part of the panel mount DigiFlex® Performance™ platform. Both DPE’s and DZE’s can be used as stand-alone EtherCAT® slave nodes in single-axis setups or as part of a larger, multiple axes EtherCAT network. The DZS’s must be used as sub-nodes in a ‘DxM’ configuration with a DZE node.

With ADVANCED Motion Controls … Everything’s possible.

Click on the link below for additional information on Servo2Go’s Stepper Products-

AMC EtherCAT Servo Amplifier Information

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AMC Release Family of Single Phase AC Digital Servo Drives May 16, 2012

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Advanced Motion Controls of Camarillo, CA is pleased to announce the release of 13 new Single Phase AC Digitial Servo Drives to its broad range of high-performance low-cost Servo Amplifier Product Family.

Advanced Motion Controls Single Phase Input AC Servo Amplifiers

Advanced Motion Controls Single Phase Input AC Servo Amplifiers

Single phase power requirements are common in the following industries:

  • Medical
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Packaging
  • Entertainment
  • Lab Automation

AMC’s new DP Single Phase AC Input Amplifiers feature:

  • Smaller footprint vs. 3 Phase models
  • Reduced cost
  • Built-in shunt regulator
  • RMS current limiting compatible
  • 100BASE-T compatible
  • CANopen, EtherCAT and SynqNet models
  • DC supply input with no derating

For more information on the AMC Single Phase AC Input Servo Drive Product Family, click on the link below:

http://www.servo2go.com/search.php?search=015S400&D=PROD

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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