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DMC-4000 motion controller
Ethernet/RS232 Multi-Axis Motion Controllers, 1-8 axes

The DMC-40x0 motion controller is Galil's highest performance, stand-alone motion controller. It belongs to Galil's latest generation motion controller family, which accepts encoder inputs up to 22 MHz, provides servo update rates as high as 32 kHz, and processes commands as fast as 40 microseconds-10 times the speed of prior generation controllers. The DMC-40x0 is a full-featured motion controller packaged with optional multi-axis drives in a compact, metal enclosure. The unit operates stand-alone or interfaces to a PC with Ethernet 10/100Base-T or RS232. The controller includes optically isolated I/O, high-power outputs capable of driving brakes or relays, and analog inputs for interfacing to analog sensors. The DMC-40x0 controller and drive unit accepts power from a single 20-80 VDC source.

The DMC-40x0 is available in one through eight-axis formats, and each axis is user-configurable for stepper or servo motor operation. With a powerful RISC processor, the DMC-40x0 controllers provide such advanced features as PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, program memory with multitasking for simultaneously running eight applications programs, and uncommitted I/O for synchronizing motion with external events. Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing and ecam. Like all Galil controllers, programming the DMC-40x0 is simplified with two-letter, intuitive commands and a full set of software tools such as GDK for servo tuning and analysis.

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  • Packaged controller in 1 through 8 axis versions: DMC-40x0 where x=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 axes
  • (2) 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port with Auto MDIX; (2) RS232 ports up to 115 kbaud
  • User-configurable for stepper or servo motors on any combination of axes
  • Available with internal, multiaxis servo or stepper drives. Or, connect to external drives.
  • Accepts up to 22 MHz encoder frequencies for servos; Outputs up to 6 MHz for steppers
  • Sample times as low as 31 microseconds per axis; fast command processing.
  • Advanced PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, integration limits, notch filter and low-pass filter
  • Modes of motion include jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing and ECAM.
  • Ellipse scaling, slow-down around corners, infinite segment feed and feedrate override
  • Multitasking for concurrent execution of up to eight application programs. Ultra-fast command processing
  • Expanded, non-volatile memory for application programs, variables and arrays
  • Dual encoders for every servo axis
  • Optically isolated home input and forward and reverse limits for every axis
  • Uncommitted, isolated I/O:
    • 1- through 4-axis: 8 inputs and 8 outputs
    • 5- through 8-axis: 16 inputs and 16 outputs
    • Isolated, high-power outputs for driving brakes or relays
    • 8 uncommitted analog inputs
    • High speed position latch and output compare
    • 32 additional 3.3V TTL I/O (5V option); Add more I/O with RIO-471xx PLC
  • 2 line x 8 chr LCD
  • Accepts single 20 - 80 VDC input
  • Communication drivers for Windows and Linux
  • Custom hardware and firmware options available 

Cables and Accessories

Image Part Number Description
Application development, servo tuning, analysis, and backup.
Tools for communications and Software Developers
Communication Drivers and Device Support to create a Galil EPICS IOC
Galil PVT Software for PVT mode of Motion
60 Watt Power Supply (2.5Amps at 24V)
12A-24 VDC Power supply
6A-48 VDC Power Supply
Nema 23 Brushless Motor with 1000-line encoder
15-pin HD male D to discrete wires-1 meter
15-pin HD male D to discrete wires-2 meter
26-pin HD male D to discrete wires-1 meter
44-pin HD female D to discrete wires-1 meter
44-pin HD male D to discrete wires-1 meter
RS232 female to female straight through cable
15-pin D HD male to screw term
26-pin D HD male to screw terminals
44-pin D HD female to screw term with optoisolation
44-pin D HD female to screw term
44-pin D HD male to screw terminals
15-pin D LD female to screw term