- 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 and Linux.
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
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