SMC Hydra Motion Controller

For Electromagnetic Motors

  • 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
SMC Hydra Motion Controller
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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.

Interfaces

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.

Specifications

Datasheet

Datasheet SMC Hydra

Version / Date
2018-03-01
pdf - 208 KB
Version / Date
2018-03-01
pdf - 212 KB

Quote / Order

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Power adapters

Accessories

Downloads

Datasheet

Datasheet

Datasheet SMC Hydra

Version / Date
2018-03-01
pdf - 208 KB
Version / Date
2018-03-01
pdf - 212 KB

Documentation

Documentation

Manual Venus-3 for Hydra

Venus-3 command language for Hydra controller

Version / Date
2016-07-26
pdf - 3 MB
English
Documentation

Technical Manual SMC Hydra

SMC Hydra TT, CM, RM hardware description

Version / Date
2015-03-27
pdf - 957 KB
English
Documentation

Software Manual MS214

Hydra/Pollux LabView Driver Library

Version / Date
2014-01-31
pdf - 1 MB
English
Documentation

Software Manual MS217

Windows Hydra/Pollux GCS 2.0 DLL

Version / Date
2012-05-30
pdf - 489 KB
English
Documentation

Software Description A000T0034

GCS Software for Hydra, Pollux and Pollux NT Controllers

Version / Date
2012-06-22
pdf - 200 KB
English

General Software Documentation

General Software Documentation

User Manual A000T0028

Updating PI Software with PIUpdateFinder

Version / Date
2020-05-20
pdf - 482 KB
Version / Date
2020-05-20
pdf - 488 KB
General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM148

PIMikroMove

Version / Date
2.14.0 2020-01-30
pdf - 6 MB
English

White Paper

White Paper

Performance of Stepper Motor Axes

Optimization of Precision, Stability, and Repeatability

Version / Date
WP4004E 2016-06
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
WP4004D 2016-06
pdf - 1 MB

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