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Galil Controller Used to Help Paraplegic Surgeon Perform Operations Again

Every so often, Galil is given the opportunity to support an application that can truly change the life of others. This last spring, Galil was contacted by a group of students from the University of Wisconsin asking for us to help them create SPOT.
SPOT, which stands for “Standing Paraplegic Omni-directional Transport” is a project aimed to help Dr. Garret Cuppels, a 37-year-old orthopedic surgeon, return to the emergency room after a tragic fall in 2010 that damaged the thoracic region of his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Since the SPOT device is to be used in the emergency room it had a specific set of requirements that other standard wheel chairs could not satisfy:

Low-Cost Stepper Drive Option Now Available for DMC-30000 Pocket Motion Controller Series

Joining the growing family of drive options for the DMC-30000 Pocket Motion Controller Series is the new DMC-30016 Stepper Drive. The DMC-30016 is a single axis motion controller combined with a 1.4A, 30V stepper drive in a cost-effective, compact package.
The DMC-30016 drive operates a two-phase bipolar stepper motor in full-step, half-step, 1/4 step or 1/16 step. It is user configurable from 0.5A to 1.4A per phase in 10mA increments at 12-30VDC. The dimensions of the DMC-30016 controller and drive package are 3.9” x 5.0” x 1.5”, and no external heatsink is required.

Galil Motion Controllers Continue to Play a Key Role in Scientific Discovery

Figure 1: Artist's Rendering of the Thirty Meter Telescope

     Galil has a decades long history of collaboration with projects on the cutting edge of science. Astronomy, Physics, Biology, and Geology are some of the many fields of scientific research that call on the need for deterministic motion control and data collection. The ease of use and support offered by Galil makes it a natural fit for the rapid prototyping and automation that is characteristic of large scale scientific research. 

Galil’s RIO Pocket PLC Now Available with Two Ethernet Ports


On the market for five years, Galil’s RIO Pocket PLC provides a cost-effective, compact and intelligent solution for programmable I/O control. Standard features of the RIO-47xxx series include 32 digital and 16 analog I/O, program memory with multitasking, PID process control loops, timers, counters, web interface, email alerts, datalogging, Ethernet and RS232 ports.

ServoTrends Aug 2023  

  • Galil's Two Day In-house Product Workshop Returns!
  • Galil now has a new sales manager
  • Using the Galil C Library with National Instruments LabVIEW
  • AMP-43740 now available in DMC-41x3 Econo Series controllers!
  • Asphire Customer Story
  • Galil Design Kit Tuner Tool Enhancements

ServoTrends May 2020  

  • New AMP-435x7 all in one multi-axis drive
  • New gcaps Remote Connect
  • New GDK Software Tool - MotorSizer
  • Closed Loop Stepper PartNumberGenerator option
  • Galil 2-day Live Training Coming in September 2020

ServoTrends June 2019  

  • What's New in GDK
  • New GDK Step by Step Video now available
  • Application Note: Using Notch Filters to Mitigate Resonance
  • EDD EtherCAT Slave adds TwinCAT Support
  • Welcome New PNW Distributor-Dymaxis
  • Galil 2-day Live Training Coming in June and October 2019