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PCI Econo Motion Controllers, 1-4 axes

The DMC-18x2 Series are PCI bus motion controllers designed for the most cost-sensitive applications. The DMC-18x2 controllers accommodate 1- through 4-axis formats and allow 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. To minimize cost, the following features are not available on the DMC-18x2: five through eight axes of control, optical isolation on inputs, dual encoder inputs, and the auxiliary FIFO and DPRAM communication channel. If you need these features, select the DMC-18x6 Accelera PCI controller. Like all Galil controllers, programming the DMC-18x2 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 4 axis versions: DMC-18x2 where x=1,2,3,4 axes
  • User-configurable for stepper or servo motors on any combination of 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. Sample times to 62.5 microseconds per axis
  • Modes of motion include jogging, point-to-point positioning, 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
  • Non-volatile memory for application programs, variables and arrays
  • Home input and forward and reverse limits accepted for every axis
  • 8 Uncommitted inputs and 8 outputs
  • Expansion for 64 I/O available with optional DB-14064
  • High speed position latch and output compare
  • High-density shielded cable minimizes EMI
  • 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 Econo $895 $665
PCI 2-axis Econo $995 $745
PCI 3-axis Econo $1170 $815
PCI 4-axis Econo $1335 $890

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