The SMC100CC and SMC100PP are single axis motion controllers/drivers for DC servo motors (SMC100CC) and 2-phase stepper motors (SMC100PP) up to 48 VDC at 1.5 A rms. They provide a very compact and low-cost solution for driving most of Newports stages, including the popular GTS and ILS linear stages, URS rotation stages, and LTA actuators.
To view compatible Newport stages and actuators, refer to compatibility chart.
Communication with the SMC100 is achieved via the integrated RS-232-C interface, or from a USB port using the external adapter SMC-USB (requires Windows operating system). Intuitive, Windows-based software supports all configurations and enables basic motion. Advanced application programming is simplified by an ASCII command interface and a set of two-letter mnemonic commands.When used with Newport ESP enhanced positioners, the SMC100 will detect the connected product automatically for the most straightforward system configuration. This exclusive Newport feature does not only reduce configuration time, but provides also the best protection of your equipment from any accidental damage.Up to 31 controllers can be networked through the internal RS-485 communication link. This internal multi-drop full-duplex serial link simplifies communication to several units, without the need for sending address selection commands. This results in enhanced multi-axes management with improved program readability and faster communication compared to alternative systems based on an RS-232-C chain. The typical execution time for a tell position command, for instance, is only in the range of 10 to 20 ms. The SMC100 also features advanced multi-axes commands, such as Stop all or Start a motion of all axes and performs at a 57,600 baud rate communication speed. Furthermore, for an efficient process control, the SMC100 features dedicated digital outputs for "In Motion" and "Not referenced".