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PCI Optima Motion Controllers, 1-8 axes

For new applications, Galil recommends the new generation, DMC-18x6.

The DMC-18x0 PCI motion controller is a member of the Optima Series, Galil's prior-generation, multi-axis motion controllers. The DMC-18x0 controller accommodates 1- through 8-axis formats and allows control of step or servo motors on any combination of axes. Any mode of motion can be programmed including linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing and ecam. Like all Galil controllers, programming the DMC-18x0 is simplified with two-letter, intuitive commands and a full set of software tools such as WSDK for servo tuning and analysis.


  • For new applications, Galil recommends the new generation, DMC-18x6 series controllers.
  • PCI card in 1 through 8 axis versions: DMC-18x0 where x=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 axes
  • Accepts up to 12 MHz encoder frequencies for servos and outputs pulses up to 3 MHz for steppers
  • PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, integration limits, notch filter and low-pass filter.
  • Modes of motion include jogging, point-to-point positioning, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing and ECAM
  • Multitasking for concurrent execution of up to eight application programs
  • Non-volatile memory for application programs, variables and arrays
  • Dual encoders, home input and forward and reverse limits accepted for every axis
  • 8 Uncommitted inputs and 8 outputs for 1- through 4-axes models, 16 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 or ICM-1900 interconnect module
  • Communication drivers for Windows, QNX, and Linux
  • Custom hardware and firmware options available



Price List

Part Number Description 1pc / 100pc
PCI 1-axis Optima $1,695 / $1,695
PCI 2-axis Optima $2,135 / $2,135
PCI 3-axis Optima $2,575 / $2,575
PCI 4-axis Optima $2,895 / $2,895
PCI 5-axis Optima $3,545 / $3,545
PCI 6-axis Optima $3,765 / $3,765
PCI 7-axis Optima $3,985 / $3,985
PCI 8-axis Optima $4,205 / $4,205
16-bit analog-to-digital $100 / $60
Shunt regulator option for AMP $50 / $25
ICM with four 500W servo drives $795 / $495

Cables and Accessories

Image Part Number Description
100-pin cable 1 meter
100-pin cable 2 meter
100-pin cable 4 meter
26-pin HD male D to discrete wires-1 meter
Auxiliary encoder cable;1 meter
20-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
ICM with opto outputs
16-bit analog-to-digital
Auxiliary encoder cable;3 meter
Extended I/O cable; 1 meter