100,000:1 Dynamic Range, EtherCAT, Extensive Trigger Functionality
ACS motion controllers are modular by design, interchangeable, scalable, and communicate with various Ethernet protocols. They are also EtherCAT masters, responsible for managing all the network nodes (drives, I/Os, sensors) of the EtherCAT network. The servo loop is handled inside each universal drive module for each axis. All current, velocity, and position loops run at 20kHz, regardless of the numbers of axes, a prerequisite for achieving high dynamics with excellent axis synchronization. Extensive, modular trigger functionality aids integration of external devices, such as lasers and cameras.