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The Yaskawa Sigma-7 and Estun ProNET EtherCAT Drives Now Supported


Yaskawa's Sigma 7 (left) and Estun's ProNET (right)


      Galil’s EtherCAT Masters (DMC-52xx0 and DMC-500x0) now provide support for Yaskawa’s Sigma-7 and Estun’s ProNET EtherCAT drives. The Sigma-7 drives include a power range from 50W-15kW and the ProNet Series includes a power range from 50W-22kW. The addition of these two drives, along with Galil’s eleven other EtherCAT supported devices from various manufactures, will provide greater flexibility and convenience for Galil EtherCAT customers. 

[White Paper] Advanced Applications of Electronic Gearing Part 1

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Part 1 of 3: Tension Control on Spindle Wheel



    Electronic gearing in motion control allows for a slave axis to follow a master axis with a programatically set gear ratio.  There are certain applications that obviously lend to an electronic gearing solution, but there are some challenging applications where the functionality of electronic gearing can greatly simplify a solution in a manner that may not seem obvious at first.  This series of three papers will discuss how electronic gearing  can provide simple solutions to different motion control challenges.  The second and third installments will provide solutions to the problems of making precision adjustments for a cutting axis on a high-speed material feed, and image drawing or writing on a moving conveyor system.  


The New DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master, 32 Axis Now Available

DMC-52000-vertical-160x500.png      Introducing the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master, Galil’s first 32 axis motion controller. This new addition to Galil’s EtherCAT family is a pure EtherCAT controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and 2 I/O modules. This space efficient package also provides uncommitted I/O for easy integration into any EtherCAT application.


      The DMC-52xx0 is offered in 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 axis formats. Coordinated moves can be done within banks of up to 8 axes allowing for minimal changes of Galil’s programming language. The DMC-52xx0 operates in Cyclic Synchronous Position mode (CSP). In this mode, the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the Galil controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz. Galil supports a host of EtherCAT devices for virtually any application. See the list below for more details.