C-887.52x Hexapod Motion Controller

Compact Bench-Top Device for Controlling 6-Axis Systems

C-887.52x Hexapod Motion Controller
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  • Sophisticated controller using vector algorithms
  • Commanding in Cartesian coordinates
  • Easy customization of coordinate systems by command
  • Analog interfaces and motion stop optional
  • Extensive software package

Digital controller for 6-axis parallel kinematics

High-performance digital controller for hexapods (6-axis parallel-kinematics) with DC motors. Additional control for two further single axes with integrated ActiveDrive.

Functions

Position input via Cartesian coordinates, coordinate transformation handled by the controller. To simplify integration of the hexapod, the reference system (Work, Tool) can be quickly and easily changed. The real-time operating system prevents jitter and therefore guarantees constantly low response times. Stable, virtual pivot point can be freely defined in space. Data recorder for recording of operating data such as motor control, velocity, position or position errors. Macro programming. An autostart macro allows stand-alone operation. The controller supports motor brakes and absolute-measuring sensors with BiSS interface.

Interfaces

TCP/IP for remote control and remote maintenance. RS-232. USB connection for external input devices (HID).

Additional interfaces (depending on version):

  • Motion stop: The supply voltage of the hexapod drive can be switched off using the external switch connected to the controller. The sensor technology remains active so that position information continues to be available and a reference move is not necessary when the drive is reactivated.
  • Analog inputs

Optional

  • Control via manual control unit
  • Collision checking for restricted space with PIVeriMove software

Extensive software support

PIMikroMove user software. Common command set for all PI positioning systems. Full set of drivers for use with NI LabVIEW. GUI input interfaces, configuration software, and graphically displayed scan routines.

Scope of delivery

The order is made together with suitable hexapod mechanics. The scope of delivery includes the hexapod, controller with software package, cable set, and power adapter.

 

Specifications

Datasheet

Datasheet C-887.52x

Version / Date
2019-07-15
Version / Date
2019-07-15
Version / Date
2019-09-11
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pdf - 236 KB
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pdf - 724 KB

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Datasheet

Datasheet

Datasheet C-887.52x

Version / Date
2019-07-15
Version / Date
2019-07-15
Version / Date
2019-09-11
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pdf - 236 KB
pdf - 240 KB
pdf - 724 KB

Documentation

Documentation

User Manual C887T0017

C-887.5Bxx Drag-chain capable cable sets for connecting H-206 and most H-8xx hexapod standard models to C-887.5xx controller models
Version / Date
2020-04-09
Document language English
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User Manual C887T0036

C-887.MC2 Manual Control Unit
Version / Date
2019-06-25
Document language English
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Short Instructions MS247EK

Hexapod Systems: H-xxx Hexapod with C-887.5xx Controller
Version / Date
1.2 0 12/2019
Version / Date
1.2.0 12/2019
Document language
pdf - 2 MB
pdf - 2 MB
Documentation

User Manual MS244

C-887 Hexapod Controller, Models C-887.52, C-887.521, C-887.522, C-887.523, C-887.53, C-887.531, C-887.532, C-887.533
Version / Date
1.2.0 2019-11-07
Version / Date
1.2.0 2019-11-07
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Documentation

Technical Note A000T0068

PI Hexapod Simulation Tool. Determining the workspace and the permissible load of the hexapod.
Version / Date
2020-02-10
Version / Date
2020-02-10
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Technical Note C887T0021

Motion of the Positioner. Position and Orientation in Space, Center of Rotation.
Version / Date
2017-11-27
Version / Date
2017-11-27
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User Manual C887T0007

Description of Coordinate Systems for Hexapod Microrobots and Parallel-Kinematic Positioners
Version / Date
2018-04-23
Version / Date
2018-04-23
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User Manual E712T0016

Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment. Hardware and Firmware for Fast Optical Alignment in Silicon Photonics Production.
Version / Date
2019-10-09
Document language English
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Technical Note C887T0001

Description of PI Hexapod Emulator Software
Version / Date
2019-07-19
Document language English
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User Manual C887T0002

Description of C-887.VM1 PIVeriMove Software for the Collision Check
Version / Date
2017-04-25
Document language English
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User Manual C887T0003

Description of C-887.MC Hexapod Control Unit
Version / Date
2012-10-22
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Documentation

Software Manual MS209

GCS Driver Set for use with NI LabVIEW; for C-887 Hexapod Controller
Version / Date
6.14.0 2016-11-28
Document language English
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3-D Models

3-D Models

C-887 3-D model

Version / Date
2016-07-20
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General Software Documentation

General Software Documentation

User Manual A000T0028

Updating PI Software with PIUpdateFinder
Version / Date
2020-05-20
Version / Date
2020-05-20
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General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM146

GCS Array Data Format
Version / Date
1.2.1
Document language English
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General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM148

PIMikroMove
Version / Date
2.14.0 2020-01-30
Document language English
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General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM151E

PI GCS2 DLL
Version / Date
2.10.0 2019-08-26
Document language English
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General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM154

Merge Tool for use with Driver Sets for NI LabVIEW Software
Version / Date
6.18.0 2018-10-16
Document language English
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General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM155

PI MATLAB Driver GCS 2.0
Version / Date
1.1.0 2016-02-29
Version / Date
1.1.0 2016-02-29
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General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM156

PIStages3Editor for editing the PIStages3 database
Version / Date
2.1.0 2020-08-03
Version / Date
2.1.0 2020-08-03
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General Software Documentation

User Manual A000T0067

Information on the PIStages3 database. What must be considered when changing from PIStages2 to PIStages3.
Version / Date
2020-01-13
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General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM157

PIPython - Programming PI Controllers with Python
Version / Date
2020-01-17
Version / Date
2020-01-17
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General Software Documentation

User Manual A000T0075

Implementing a C-887 PI Controller in TwinCAT 3.1 for Motion and Coordinate System Activation
Version / Date
2020-02-24
Document language English
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General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM158

PI GCS2 Driver Library for NI LabVIEW
Version / Date
7.0.0 2019-06-27
Document language English
pdf - 3 MB

Whitepaper

Whitepaper

Industrial Safety Device for Hexapods

How to Connect a Safety Light Barrier to a Hexapod System
Version / Date
WP4025E 2020-02
Version / Date
WP4025D 2020-01
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 1 MB

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Accessories

C-887.MC2
Manual control unit for hexapods, USB connector with 3 m connection cable, rotary knobs for all Cartesian axes, buttons for motion stop and referencing, position display