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In addition to ServoTrends (Galil's quarterly news letter), Galil also provides What's New At Galil. This informational letter will keep you up to date on everything Galil on a monthly basis! It will contain information about our new and exciting products, enhancements to existing products, training announcements, and technical motion control articles. If you are already registered for the ServoTrends news letter you will be receiving the What's New At Galil news letter as well. If not register now to receive your free copy via email!

New Drive Options for DMC-40x0 and DMC-41x3 Multi-axis Controllers

Submitted by Galil_MarkM on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 14:36

Galil’s DMC-40x0 Accelera and DMC-41x3 Econo Ethernet motion controllers are now available with additional multi-axis servo and stepper drive options. The AMP-43540 4-axis 600W brushless sine drive is now available in a 2-axis model as the AMP-43520, and the SDM-44040 4-axis stepper drive is available with 2-axis as the SDM-44020. The new 2-axis drive options provide additional cost savings for OEM applications.

Master Slave Networking with multiple controllers

Submitted by Galil_JohnH on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 12:13
Ethernet daisy Chain

For users that need to expand their IO across multiple devices, Galil Ethernet based controllers have a built-in Master/Slave capability.  This means that if a system has an Ethernet based DMC motion controller yet needs to add one or more RIO units to expand the IO capability, the DMC controller can be set up to reference the RIO inputs and outputs automatically.  Likewise, if a system needs to have multiple RIO Pocket PLC units - any one of those units can be set up as the "Master" controller such that it automatically references the i/o of all of the slave units.  The only limits to this are  the number of Ethernet handles that the master RIO or DMC unit has available. (Note: use the TH command to see how many handles a particular product has available).

Galil Controller Used to Help Paraplegic Surgeon Perform Operations Again

Submitted by Galil_MarkM on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 10:26

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: