- 2-D vector motion with linear interpolation, independent single-axis motion
- Digital inputs and outputs
- Optional: Encoder-based trigger output
- Optional: Position capture input: Position detection in real time via digital input
- Optional: Dynamic position correction
- Joystick operation via CAN bus
Universal digital motion controller
For DC servo and brushless DC motors (BLDC), linear and torque motors (2 / 3 phases), 2-phase stepper motors. 24 V / 48 V DC output voltage, up to 200 W power per channel. Maximum output current 10 A per phase (effective). Sine-commutated operation. Servo frequency 4 kHz.
Extensive functions, software support
Automatic detection of the motor phase. PID controller for position and velocity. Extensive software support, e.g., for LabVIEW, dynamic libraries for Windows.
Commanding via TCP/IP, RS-232. RM version only: USB as well. Manual operation with joystick via CAN bus (accessory). Digital inputs and outputs for automation. Optodecoupled inputs, 4 analog outputs.
Factory default options
- DeltaStar und DeltaStar Eco encoder interface modules
Required for control of closed-loop drives (rotation or linear encoder). Differential signal transmission for digital (A/B) or analog (sin/cos) encoder signals, inputs for limit switch signals. Please specify when ordering.
Trigger options with DeltaStar: Trigger outputs, position capture input (position detection in real time via digital input)
Trigger options with DeltaStar Eco: Trigger outputs
- Dynamic position correction
Position deviations for a selected configuration of linear or rotation stages are determined with a highly accurate measuring system and saved in a table of corrections in the controller. Correction is also dynamic. Single-axis mapping, only available as factory default in conjunction with a PI positioning system. Please specify when ordering.
Datasheet SMC Hydra
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Datasheet SMC Hydra
Manual Venus-3 for Hydra
Venus-3 command language for Hydra controller
Technical Manual SMC Hydra
SMC Hydra TT, CM, RM hardware description
Software Manual MS214
Hydra/Pollux LabView Driver Library
Software Manual MS217
Windows Hydra/Pollux GCS 2.0 DLL
Software Description A000T0034
GCS Software for Hydra, Pollux and Pollux NT Controllers
PI Software Suite C-990.CD1
General Software Documentation
User Manual A000T0028
Updating PI Software with PIUpdateFinder
Software Manual SM148
Performance of Stepper Motor Axes
Optimization of Precision, Stability, and Repeatability