With its Motion Control lineup, Elmo complies with a broad range of industry standards (safety, EMC, etc.) as well as a wide range of industry protocols including the emerging EtherCAT as well as the somewhat older, time-proven CANopen.
For industrial clients, Elmo's Motion Control line offers the Linux-based Gold Maestro, a network controller that provides real-time, advanced multi-axis control in cooperation with the Gold Line servo drives. The Gold Maestro uses a 333MHz PowerPC processor, 32MB flash memory and 64MB DDR2 memory clocked at 333MHz. Connectivity options include standard 10/100Mbps Ethernet, one USB 2,0 port, device networks, two EtherCAT master ports with redundancy support , a CANopen master port and optional serial RS-232 (for embedded applications)
The controller is programmed using C and the PLCopen Motion Library extension using Elmo's IDE. It offers a distributed motion control architecture, enabling intelligent and modular design of an overall motion control system, with optimal control over the selection of the drive for each axis. The intelligent Elmo servo drives executive the highly demanding local position, velocity, current and vector real-time control algorithms, and they also handle the local axis and I/O sequences using the drive's built-in programming capabilities.
To take care of all your engineering requirements, Elmo created the Elmo Application Studio (EAS), a PC application that allows you to program, tune, configure, optimize, set-up and network any single and multi-axis servo application.
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