PMC Motion Controller Product Selection Guide

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Number of Axes Up to 4 Axes Up to 8 Axes Up to 12
Axes
Up to 16
Axes
Number of Axes
Series MultiFlex
PCI
MultiFlex
Ethernet
MultiFlex
PCI
MultiFlex
Ethernet
DCX
PCI
MultiFlex
Ethernet
DCX
PCI
Series
Model Number MFX-PCI-1040 MFX-PCI-1400 MFX-PCI-1440 MFX-ETH-1040 MFX-ETH-1400 MFX-ETH-1440 MFX-PCI-1440 MFX-PCI-1802 MFX-ETH-1080 MFX-ETH-1440 MFX-ETH-1800 MFX-ETH-1802 MFX-ETH-1840 DCX-PCI100 MFX-ETH-1840 DCX-PCI300 Model Number
Bus / Form-Factor PCI-bus universal short-card PCI-bus universal short-card PCI-bus universal short-card Stand-alone card
(optional enclosure)
Stand-alone card
(optional enclosure)
Stand-alone card
(optional enclosure)
PCI-bus universal short-card PCI-bus universal short-card Stand-alone card
(optional enclosure)
Stand-alone card
(optional enclosure)
Stand-alone card
(optional enclosure)
Stand-alone card
(optional enclosure)
Ethernet or
Stand-alone
PCI-bus
full length card
Stand-alone card
(optional enclosure)
PCI-bus
full length card
Bus / Form-Factor
Communication PCI plug & pla
w/bus interrupts
PCI plug & play
w/bus interrupts
PCI plug & play
w/bus interrupts
10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
PCI plug & play
w/bus interrupts
PCI plug & play
w/bus interrupts
10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
PCI plug & play 10/100 Ethernet
RS-232
PCI plug & play Communication
Total Axes 4 4 4 - 8 4 4 4 - 8 4 - 8 8 8 4 - 8 8 8 8 - 12 1 - 8 8 - 12 1 - 16 Total Axes
Analog Command Axes
±10 VDC (Servo)
- 4 4 - 4 4 4 - - 4 8 - 8 1 - 8 8 1 - 16 Analog Command Axes
(Servo)
Step Command Axes
Step/Dir or CW/CCW
(Stepper or Servo)
4 - 4 4 - 4 4 - 8 4 - - 4 - 4 1 - 16 Step Command Axes
Step/Dir or CW/CCW
(Stepper or Servo)
PWM Command Axes
(Servo)
- 4 4 - 4 4 4 8 - 4 8 8 8 - 8 - PWM Command Axes
(Servo)
AC Sine Commutation Axes
(Servo)
- 2 2 - 2 2 2 - - 2 4 - 4 - 4 - AC Sine Commutation Axes
(Servo)
Servo Motor Control Pulse only Yes Yes Pulse only Yes Yes Yes PWM only Pulse only Yes Yes PWM only Yes Yes Yes Yes Servo Motor Control
Stepper Motor Control Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes - - Yes - Yes Yes Stepper Motor Control
Servo Loop Rate (PID+FF) 1 kHz 1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1 kHz 1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1 kHz 1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1 kHz 1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
1, 2 or 4 kHz
user selectable
Servo Loop Rate (PID+FF)
Closed-Loop Stepper Option Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes - - Yes - Yes Yes Closed-Loop Stepper
Encoder Frequency Limit 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 20 MHz 1 MHz 20 MHz 10 MHz Encoder Frequency Limit
Step Pulse Frequency Limit 5MHz - 5MHz 5MHz - 5MHz 5MHz - 5MHz 5MHz - - 5MHz - 5MHz 5MHz Step Pulse Frequency Limit
Multi-Axis Coordinated Motion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes Yes Multi-Axis Coordinated Motion
Multi-axis Independent Motion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multi-Axis Coordinated Motion
Types of Motion Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Point-point
Linear/Circular
Velocity/Torque
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Point-point
Linear/Circular
Velocity/Torque
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Velocity
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Independent
Point-point
Coordinated
Linear/Circular
Velocity Mode
Gearing/Slaving
Contouring
Types of Motion
Motion Profiles Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Trapezoidal
S-Curve
Parabolic
Motion Profiles
On-Board Program
Multi-tasking
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes Yes On-Board Program
Multi-tasking
Direct Drive of
Small DC Servos
- - - - - - - - - - - - - Yes - - Direct Drive of
Small DC Servos
Axis Inputs ±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
±Limits, Home, Amp/Drive Fault
(opto-isolated)
Axis Inputs
Axis Outputs Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Control Signal,
Amp/Drive Enable, Full/Half Step, Full/Half Current
(open-collector)
Axis Outputs
Axis Functions Re-Assignable to Any Available I/O Channel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes - Re-Assignable I/O
High-Speed I/O
(position compare/trigger outputs & capture/latch inputs)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
- Yes
(up to 1 MHz
trigger rate)
Yes
(up to 1 kHz
trigger rate)
High-Speed I/O
(position compare/trigger outputs & capture/latch inputs)
General Purpose I/O 32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
16 Digital I/O
(8 in/8 out)
32 Digital I/O
(16 in/16 out)
16 Digital I/O
(8 in/8 out)
General Purpose I/O
Optional General Purpose I/O 8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
8 Analog in
14 bit
Digital 16-128
8 Analog in
14 bit
Digital 16-128
12 bit analog in
Optional General Purpose I/O
Axis Functions Re-Assignable to Any Available I/O Channel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes - Re-Assignable I/O
Cabling SCSI cable SCSI cable SCSI cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable SCSI cable SCSI cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable Ribbon cable D-sub cable or SCSI cable SCSI cable or ribbon cable Cabling
Prog. Libraries for C/C++/C#/.NET/VB, Delphi, LabVIEW Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Prog. Libraries for C/C++/C#/.NET/VB, Delphi, LabVIEW
OS Support Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows & Linux Windows Windows & Linux Windows & Linux OS Support for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000/NT & Linux
Model Number MFX-PCI-1040 MFX-PCI-1400 MFX-PCI-1440 MFX-ETH-1040 MFX-ETH-1080 MFX-ETH-1400 MFX-ETH-1440 MFX-PCI-1440 MFX-PCI-1802 MFX-ETH-1040 MFX-ETH-1440 MFX-ETH-1800 MFX-ETH-1802 MFX-ETH-1840 DCX-PCI100 MFX-ETH-1840 DCX-PCI300 Model Number
Series MultiFlex
PCI
MultiFlex
Ethernet
MultiFlex
PCI
MultiFlex
Ethernet
DCX
PCI
MultiFlex
Ethernet
DCX
PCI
Series
Number of Axes Up to 4 Axes Up to 8 Axes Up to 12
Axes
Up to 16
Axes
Number of Axes