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PCI Multi-Axis Controllers, 1-8 axes

The DMC-18x6 motion controller is part of the family, Galil's highest performance PCI bus motion controller. It belongs to Galil's latest generation motion controller family: the DMC-40x0 Series, 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-18x6 is a full-featured, PCI motion controller card. The DMC-18x6 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-18x6 controllers provide such advanced features as PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, program memory with multitasking for simultaneously running eight applications programs, optically isolated digital I/O, and uncomitted analog inputs. 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-18x6 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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  • PCI card in 1 through 8 axis versions: DMC-18x6 where x=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 axes
  • User-configurable for stepper or servo motors on any combination of axes
  • Accepts up to 22 MHz encoder frequencies for servos and outputs up to 6MHz for steppers
  • Sample times as low as 31 microseconds per axis; Ultra-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.
  • 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 accepted for every axis
  • 8 isolated, uncommitted inputs and 8 outputs for 1- through 4-axes models, 24 inputs and 16 outputs for 5- through 8-axis models
  • Expansion for 64 I/O with optional DB-14064
  • 8 uncomitted analog inputs
  • High speed position latch and output compare
  • 2nd FIFO for instant access to status and parameters
  • High-density shielded cables and optical isolation for noise immunity.
  • Connects directly to AMP-19540 4-axis drive for cost-effective, multi-axis controller/drive solution. Drives brush or brushless servos up to 500 Watts each. Or, connect to external drives of any power range using ICM-2900 interconnect module
  • Communication drivers for Windows, QNX, and Linux
  • Custom hardware and firmware options available


Part Number Description 1 pc 100 pc
PCI 1-axis Accelera $1230 $895
PCI 2-axis Accelera $1675 $980
PCI 3-axis Accelera $2125 $1050
PCI 4-axis Accelera $2460 $1115
PCI 5-axis Accelera $2920 $1515
PCI 6-axis Accelera $3140 $1600
PCI 7-axis Accelera $3355 $1715
PCI 8-axis Accelera $3545 $1795
Digital and Analog I/O Board $310 $205
16-bit analog to digital converter $110 $70

Note: Pricing shown is for domestic purchases only.

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Application development, servo tuning, analysis, and backup.
Tools for communications and Software Developers
Nema 23 Brushless Motor with 1000-line encoder
100-pin cable 1 meter
100-pin cable 2 meter
100-pin cable 4 meter
26-pin to 25 pin (aux enc)
50-pin to 100-pin (for 5 thru 8 axes)
50-pin to 80-pin (for DB-14064)
Interconnect for 4 axis
ICM with isolated outputs
Interconnect for 4 axis
ICM with flange mount
ICM with opto & flange