New Encoder Capability for Motion Controller

November 1, 2017

Delta Computer Systems, Inc., Battle Ground, WA, has introduced the Q4 quadrature encoder input module for its RMC200 motion controller. The RMC200, which handles as many as 32 axes, is the newest member of the company’s RMC family of closed-loop electro-hydraulic motion controllers.

Each Q4 module has four incremental quadrature encoder input channels supporting RS-422, HTL or TTL digital-signaling standards. Each input channel also has home and registration inputs with 5- or 24-V signal levels and LEDs indicating encoder faults and the state of the home and registration inputs.

Other RMC200 modules include synchronous-serial-interface (SSI) input, high-performance 18-bit analog and configurable discrete I/O. For flexibility in new and retrofit applications, the SSI module can be configured to handle one RS422 Q4 input, and the discrete I/O module can handle a 5- to 24-V quadrature encoder, including one with open-collector outputs. The new Q4 module, like all modules in the RMC family, use Delta’s RMCTools software for setup, tuning, programming and diagnostics.

“Our customers increasingly desire more flexibility with the many axes that the RMC200 can control,” says Steve Nylund, Delta Computer Systems CEO.

With the capacity to tightly synchronize as many as 32 motion axes, a single RMC200 can manage the motion of large testing or manufacturing applications. As with tother Delta controllers, including the RMC75, which can control one or two axes, and the RMC150, which can control as many as eight axes, the RMC200 has many special features including electronic gearing and position-pressure/force-control capabilities.

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