Features

Daisy-chain up to 31 Controllers

Example of a multi-axis system configuration

The SMC Motion Controllers 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. Both controller types can be daisy-chained in a communication bus with up to 31 devices. SMC controllers can also power daisy-chained depending on attached positioner. For stand-alone usage, a single controller can be equipped with an easy feature key pad with position display. Communication interface to a computer or a programmable logic control is available through a RS232 interface with ASCII commands.

Simple Programming with Extensive Language Options

Example of a single-axis system configuration

Advanced application programming is simplified by using mnemonic ASCII commands. There are over 40 intuitive commands to choose from. Alternatively, additional drivers are available for other languages including LabVIEW™ drivers and communication DLL’s.

Remote Controller

The optimal SMC-RC is an affordable remote control for the SMC100 controller. It features a 16-characters LCD for position display and 4 push buttons for ± jog motion, configuration, homing, motor on and motor off.

Micromanager Software

SMC drivers are available for µManager. µManager is a software package for control of automated microscopes. Together with the image processing application ImageJ, µManager provides a comprehensive, open source, imaging solution.

Plug-and-Play With ESP Compatible Stages

When an ESP compatible stage is connected to the SMC, the stage is quickly recognized and operating parameters are configured without the need for user inputs. This Plug-and-Play feature is not only transparent to the user, but it also ensures the safe operation of the stage.

RS-232-C or USB Communication

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 Compensation Modes

The SMC features a floating point digital PID loop with velocity and friction feedforward at 2kHz servo rate with backlash or hysteresis compensation. These features allow for improved overall stage performance.