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ACS Motion Control expands module control system portfolio

Posted: 18 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:portfolio module system? MC4U integrated controllers? communication port RS232?

ACS Motion Control has expanded its configurable machine and motion control product offering to include 9-inch and 11-inch enclosures for two-to-four axes. Designated the MC4U 9" and MC4U 11", the control systems integrate controllers, drives, power supplies and additional I/O and networking capabilities to provide complete control of machine automation functionsmotion, logic, power and data.

The MC4U 9" rack interfaces with four encoder feedbacks, has a single HSSI channel, a single RS232 communication port and two Ethernet ports. In addition, it provides 10V drive commands for two external drives.

The MC4U 11" rack interfaces with four encoder feedbacks, has two HSSI channels, a single RS232 communication port and two Ethernet ports.

In addition, the MC4U 9" and 11" racks feature ACS' SPiiPlus 3U or SPiiPlus 3U-LT motion controllers, PSM3U-48V-0.76kW or PSM3U-320V-8kW power supplies, and DDM3U-1-320V-5A/10A/20A or DDM3U-2-320V-5A/10A/20A drives.

The MC4U 9" and 11" can be ordered in two ways. A fast prototype for low volume requirements consists of standard plug-in components, mating motherboards (back panels), external network components, standard rack mount enclosure, front access panel/rack-mount and a delivery time of one to two weeks after receipt of order.

According to ACS Motion Control, the custom configuration option provides a lower unit cost approach and integrates specific customer requirements such as standard components (controller, drives, supply), standard rack mount enclosure, specially-designed motherboard per customer needs, elimination of manual wiring, customer-preferred connectors, customer-preferred mounting and access, rack-mount with back access or front access, panel-mount with front access, and the addition of customer's plug-in cards with a delivery time of up to three months after receipt of order.

The MC4U is designed for panel or rack mounting; all connections are accessible from the front, making the MC4U configurable any number of ways. It also features logic control with OpenPLC standard IEC 61131-3 PLC control and communications for data management with two Ethernet ports.

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