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PMC Product Manuals


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Software Manuals
Document Document Description Instructions Download
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Motion Control API
Reference Manual
C/C++, Pascal, LabVIEW and Visual Basic programmer's Reference Manual in PDF format. This is the complete, printable reference of functions, constants, data structures and error codes for the Motion Control API (MCAPI). 270 Pages. PDF document
Rev 3.4
(1.28MB)

Motion Control API
Quick Reference
Condensed summary of functions, constants, data structures, and error codes for the Motion Control API (MCAPI). Use as an electronic guide or print it out as a convenient desktop reference. 2 pagpci30032aes. PDF document
Rev 3.2
(44KB)

Motion VI Library
Reference Manual
The complete, printable reference for our Library of custom Virtual Instruments for LabVIEW programmers. PDF document
Rev 2.1
(1.9MB)


MultiFlex Series Manuals
Controller Models Document Description Instructions Download
File
MultiFlex PCI 1040
MultiFlex PCI 1400
MultiFlex PCI 1440
MultiFlex PCI 1802
MultiFlex PCI 1000 Series User Manual PDF document
Rev 2.5
(1.89MB)

MultiFlex PCI 1040
MultiFlex PCI 1400
MultiFlex PCI 1440
MultiFlex PCI 1802
MultiFlex PCI 1000 Series Quick Start Guide (2 pages) PDF document
Rev 2.0
(248KB)

MultiFlex ETH 1040
MultiFlex ETH 1080
MultiFlex ETH 1400
MultiFlex ETH 1440
MultiFlex ETH 1800
MultiFlex ETH 1840
MultiFlex ETH 1802
MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series Installation Manual PDF document
Rev 1.6
(1.33MB)

MultiFlex ETH 1040
MultiFlex ETH 1080
MultiFlex ETH 1400
MultiFlex ETH 1440
MultiFlex ETH 1800
MultiFlex ETH 1840
MultiFlex ETH 1802
MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series User Manual PDF document
Rev 1.2
(1.82MB)

All MultiFlex models Motion Control Command Language (MCCL) Reference Manual PDF document
Rev 3.0
(675KB)

All PMC Products Designing for EMC - Installation Guidelines for Electromagnetic Compatibility PDF document
Rev 1.1
(393KB)


DCX Series Manuals
Controller Model Document Description Instructions Download
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DCX-PCI 300 DCX-PCI300 Series User Manual PDF document
Rev 1.2b
(2.07MB)

DCX-PCI 300 Introduction and Installation Manual PDF document
Rev 1.2d
(1.59MB)

DCX-PCI 300 MCCL Command Reference PDF document
Rev 2.1
(1.69MB)

DCX-PCI 300 Quick Start Guide PDF document
Rev 1.0
(616KB)

DCX-PCI 100 DCX-PCI100 Series User Manual (includes MCCL Command Reference) PDF document
Rev 1.0c
(3.3MB)

DCX-AT 300 DCX-AT300 Series User Manual (includes MCCL Command Reference) PDF document
Rev 2.5a
(3.15MB)

DCX-AT 200 DCX-AT200 Series User Manual (includes MCCL Command Reference) PDF document
Rev 4.0
(3.5MB)

DCX-VM 300 DCX-VM300 Series User Manual (includes MCCL Command Reference) PDF document
Rev 2.4b
(1.20MB)

DCX-VM 200 DCX-VM200 Series User Manual (includes MCCL Command Reference) PDF document
Rev 4.0
(2.17MB)

DCX-PC 100 DCX-PC100 Series User Manual (includes MCCL Command Reference) PDF document
Rev 3.2a
(3.67MB)

All PMC Products Designing for EMC - Installation Guidelines for Electromagnetic Compatibility PDF document
Rev 1.1
(393KB)


DC2 Series Manuals
Controller Model Document Description Instructions Download
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DC2-PC 100 DC2-PC100 Series User Manual (includes MCCL Command Reference) PDF document
Rev 1.3a (1.17MB)

DC2-STN DC2-STN User Manual (includes MCCL Command Reference) PDF document
Rev 1.3d (826KB)

All PMC Products Designing for EMC - Installation Guidelines for Electromagnetic Compatibility PDF document
Rev 1.1
(393KB)



Tech Notes


TechNOTES

techNOTE.jpgTechNOTES are concise technical support documents that provide clarification, additional information, corrective action or tips about a specific technical issue or topic related to our motion controllers.

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TechNOTES

TN1085 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 145KB): MultiFlex Spiral Motion Path Generation (Aug 16, 2013)
TN1084a Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 109KB): MultiFlex Trapezoidal Trajectory Control (Apr 12, 2013)
TN1083 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 51KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series G-Code Processing (Feb 2, 2013)
TN1082 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 154KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series IIR Filter Designer (Jan 20, 2012)
TN1081 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 51KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series Network Discovery Tool (Jan 18, 2012)
TN1080 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 65KB): Position Following Error Fault Delay on MultiFlex Motion Controllers (Jan 16, 2012)
TN1079 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 224KB): 3-Axis Curvilinear Motion using MultiFlex Motion Controllers (Jan 13, 2012)
TN1078 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 33KB): Using Master/Slave Mode with MultiFlex Motion Controllers (Oct 27, 2010)
TN1077 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 34KB): MultiFlex MCCL Macro Execution w/User-Defined Default Axes (Oct 6, 2010)
TN1076 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 144KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series Digital I/O Configuration Panel (May 14, 2010)
TN1075 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 142KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series FTP File Transfer Support Utilities (Feb 16, 2010)
TN1074 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 547KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series Configuration and Update Management (Feb 3, 2009)
TN1073 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 67KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series Stand-Alone Operation (Feb 3, 2009)
TN1072 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 95KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series Analog Joystick & Jog Mode Support (Feb 2, 2009)
TN1071 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 46KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series High-Speed Data Broadcasts (Dec 22, 2008)
TN1070a Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 224KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series Brushless/Linear AC Motor Commutation (Nov 12, 2008)
TN1069a Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 167KB): Motion Trajectory Generation with MultiFlex Motion Controllers (Nov 11, 2008)
TN1068 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 112KB): Monitoring MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series Ethernet Communication Traffic (Oct 16, 2008)
TN1067 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 50KB): Using Windows TCP/IP Routing to Connect Networks (Oct 16, 2008)
TN1066 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 60KB): High-Speed Strobe/Camera Triggering with MultiFlex Motion Controllers (Jan 11, 2008)
TN1065 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 120KB): MultiFlex ETH 1000 Series DC Power Supply Requirements (Dec, 18, 2007)
TN1064 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 70KB): Programming Support for the .NET Platform on Windows (May 4, 2005)
TN1063 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 72KB): Using the Event Log to Diagnose MCAPI Startup Problems (May 4, 2005)
TN1062a Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 34KB): Motion Control API Version 2.23 and Windows XP (November 10, 2005)
TN1061 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 37KB): Homing a Gantry (August 2, 2005)
TN1060 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 48KB): Gantry System Basics (August 2, 2005)
TN1059 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 158KB): DCX-PCI100 Controller Initialization (November 4, 2004)
TN1058 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 38KB): User Units (Scaling) - Configuring and Programming (November 4, 2004)
TN1057 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 37KB): MultiFlex Breakout Connectors (Aug. 5, 2004)
TN1056 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 35KB): Incorporating a PMC Installation into a Custom Install (July 23, 2004)
TN1055 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 35KB): Verifying MultiFlex PCI 1000 Series Hardware Initialization (May 5, 2004)
TN1054 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 44KB): Registry Keys Used for Ram-Based Firmware (Apr. 27, 2004)
TN1053 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 135KB): Multiple "Insert Disk" Prompts During Windows 98 Install (Mar 3, 2004)
TN1052 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 120KB): Migrating to MCAPI 3.4.1 or Later on Windows 98/Me (Nov 20, 2003)
TN1051 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 113KB): LabVIEW Motion VI Library Sample Motor Settings (July 31, 2003)
TN1050 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 41KB): Migrating MC110 servo applications to the PCI bus (June 13, 2003)
TN1049 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 32KB): Legacy ISA motion controller installation for Windows XP\2000\98 (May 21, 2003)
TN1048 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 31KB): Using the Motion Control API with National Instruments LabWindows (May 9, 2003)
TN1047 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 25KB): Data Acquisition with the DCX-PCI100 and DCX-MC500 (Mar. 18, 2003)
TN1046 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 41KB): +3.3 Volt Requirement for MultiFlex PCI 1000 Series Motion Controllers (Mar. 12, 2003)
TN1045 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): Default Settings for Thorlabs Motorized Actuators (Jan. 2, 2003)
TN1044 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 31KB): Memory Shadowing Conflicts with ISA-Bus Controllers (June 24, 2002)
TN1043 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): Unable to Open Controller: Driver Is Out of Handles (June 24, 2002)
TN1042 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 41KB): Re-Enabling Plug-and-Play (May. 30, 2002)
TN1041 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): Using Windows' System Information Tool for Trouble-Shooting (May. 30, 2002)
TN1040 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 41KB): Installing the Motion VI Library 2.0a with LabVIEW 6.x (Apr. 2, 2002)
TN1039 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 143KB): Velocity Feed Forward and Torque Mode Amplifiers (Dec. 3, 2001)
TN1038 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 29KB): DCX-PCI300H high density connector usage (Oct. 30, 2001)
TN1037a: Converting from DCX-PC100 (ISA) to DCX-PCI100 (PCI) (see TN1050) (Sep. 21, 2001)
TN1036 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 37KB): Command Interpreter Status Bits (June 20, 2001)
TN1035 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 26KB): Record Alignment in Delphi 5.0 (June 12, 2001)
TN1034 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): Default settings for Ealing Encoder Drivers (June 8, 2001)
TN1033 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): MCAPI.INI settings - Converting from a DCX-AT300 to a DCX-PCI300 (May 4, 2001)
TN1032 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 31KB): Memory conflicts - excluding DCX memory from available PC resources (Oct. 6, 2000)
TN1031 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 32KB): Velocity profiles - Trapezoidal versus S-curve (Aug. 25, 2000)
TN1030 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 40KB): Where Have All the Floppies Gone... (Apr. 27, 2000)
TN1029 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 29KB): Using Output Text Commands with the Windows WinControl Utility (June 20, 1999)
TN1028 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 27KB): Velocity Mode motion and the DCX-MC100 and DCX-MC110 (June 9, 1999)
TN1027 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 52KB): Accessing Analog Input Channels from LabVIEW Controller (Apr. 19, 1999)
TN1026 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 33KB): Programming a Trajectory Profile for the DC2-PC Motion Controller (Apr. 15, 1999)
TN1025 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 35KB): Interfacing to MCCL Macros from Windows Programs (Apr. 9, 1999)
TN1024 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 29KB): Outputting ASCII text messages (Mar. 23, 1999)
TN1023 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): Industrial Joystick Manufacturers (Mar. 9, 1999)
TN1022 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 31KB): DCX-MC110 modifications for 24V motors (Feb. 23, 1999)
TN1021 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 28KB): Motion Control API 2.0 Programs Refuse to Load (Jan. 13, 1999)
TN1020 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 29KB): Macro Override for DC2-STN (Jan. 11, 1999)
TN1019 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 26KB): Using MCAPI for Linear Contouring on the DC2-PC / DC2-STN (Dec. 30, 1998)
TN1018 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): Digital Input latching capability for DC2STN (Dec. 21, 1998)
TN1017 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 28KB): Extra pulse counter on DCX-AT200 motherboard (Sept. 24, 1998)
TN1016 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): IEEE 488 Communications with the National Instruments GPIB Adapter (Sept. 9, 1998)
TN1015 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 27KB): Year 2000 Compliance (Y2K) of PMC Products and Software (Aug. 25, 1998)
TN1014 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 32KB): LabVIEW MCWaitForStop VI Fails to Wait for Motor Stop (Aug. 24, 1998)
TN1013 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 30KB): Porting Legacy MS-DOS Motion Applications to Windows NT (Aug. 18, 1998)
TN1012 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 32KB): Stepper Motor Moves in One Direction Only (Aug. 18, 1998)
TN1011 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 27KB): Linking Borland C/C++ Projects with MCAPI 2.0 (Aug. 17, 1998)
TN1010 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 37KB): Installing PC Joystick Drivers in Windows NT (Aug. 17, 1998)
TN1009 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 31KB): DCX-MC110 / DCX-MC210 Wiring for Oriel Encoder Mikes (Aug. 6, 1998)
TN1008 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 27KB): DCX-MC110 / DCX-MC210 Wiring for Ealing Encoder Drivers (Aug. 6, 1998)
TN1007 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 45KB): How To Use Syntax Highlighting with Microsoft's Developer Studio (July 29, 1998)
TN1006 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 26KB): Accessing the Motion Control API from FoxPro (July 23, 1998)
TN1005 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 26KB): Maximum period for wait commands on DCX-AT200 (June 30, 1998)
TN1004 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 29KB): Using MCDecodeStatus() to Decode Controller Status Words (June 30, 1998)
TN1003 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 27KB): Configuring DC2-PC / DC2-STN Joystick Operation from Windows (June 24, 1998)
TN1002 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 31KB): DC2-PC Serial Interface Cable for Hardware Handshaking (June 22, 1998)
TN1001 Get Adobe PDF Reader (PDF 42KB): DC2-PC I/O Conflict When Installed in ISA-bus Slot (June 8, 1998)


PMC Literature


Data Sheets and Brochures
Document Description Download
File
Servo Tuning
Tutorial
Learn the concepts and basic steps for tuning a servo or closed-loop stepper system. (PowerPoint Presentation) PDF document
(796KB)

Programming
Brochure
Summary of software and programming options for PMC's motion controllers. PDF document
(188KB)

MultiFlex PCI 1440
Data Sheet
Features & specifications for the MultiFlex PCI 1440 motion controller. PDF document
(165KB)

MultiFlex PCI 1040
Data Sheet
Features & specifications for the MultiFlex PCI 1040 motion controller. PDF document
(165KB)

MultiFlex ETH 1440
Data Sheet
Features & specifications for the MultiFlex ETH 1440 motion controller. PDF document
(235KB)

MultiFlex ETH 1040
Data Sheet
Features & specifications for the MultiFlex ETH 1040 motion controller. PDF document
(260KB)

MultiFlex PCI
Accessories
Cables and interconnect options for the MultiFlex PCI Series of motion controllers. PDF document
(165KB)

MultiFlex ETH
Part Numbers
Part numbers and ordering information for the MultiFlex ETH Series of motion controllers. PDF document
(13KB)

MultiFlex PCI
Part Numbers
Part numbers and ordering information for the MultiFlex PCI Series of motion controllers. PDF document
(11KB)

DCX-PCI 300
Brochure
Detailed description of features & specifications for the DCX-PCI 300 motion controller. PDF document
(257KB)

DCX-PCI 300
Dual-Module
Data Sheet
Side-by-side comparison of specifications for Single-Axis vs. Dual-Axis servo and stepper control modules for the DCX-PCI300 motion controller. PDF document
(9KB)

DCX-PCI 100
Data Sheet
Features & specifications for the DCX-PCI100 motion controller. PDF document
(114KB)

Product
Selection Guide
Chart comparing the main features of all PMC motion controllers. PDF document
(44KB)

PMC Corporate
Brochure
Brief introduction to PMC, our Mission, our Applications and our Products. PDF document
(359KB)



Miscellaneous


Motion CD and Bookstore
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Motion CD Our Motion CD is a hard-copy source for software, documentation and support resources for all of PMC's Motion Control Cards.
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PMC's motion control bookstore, in association with Amazon.com, makes it easy to locate and purchase technical books online! We've selected a few titles for you to take a look at, or click on the amazon.com icon at the right to search Amazon.com