Delta Tau PMAC VME Multi-Axis Machine Controller
- Motorola DSP 56k Digital Signal Processor
- RS-422 Serial Interface, VME Bus Interface
- 8, 12, or 16 Axes of Highly Accurate, Simultaneous, Motion Control
- Stand-Alone Operation
- 16-Bit DAC Output Resolution
The Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. Programmable Multi-Axis Controller (PMAC) is a family of high-performance servo motion controllers capable of commanding up to eight axes of motion simultaneously with a high level of sophistication. Through the power of a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), PMAC offers a price-performance ratio for multi-axis control that was not previously available. Motorola’s DSP56001 is the CPU for PMAC, and it handles all the calculations for all eight axes.
There are four hardware versions of PMAC: the PMAC PC, the PMAC Lite, the PMAC VME, and the PMAC STD. These cards differ from each other in their form factor, the nature of the bus interface, and in the availability of certain I/O ports. All versions of the card have identical on-board firmware, so PMAC programs written for one version will run on any other version. The PMAC STD has a different memory mapping of some I/O.
Any version of PMAC may run as a standalone controller, or it may be commanded by a host computer, either over a serial port or over a bus port.
As a general purpose controller, PMAC can serve in a wide variety of applications, from those requiring sub-micro inch precision to those needing hundreds of kilowatts or horsepower. Its diverse uses include robotics, machine tools, paper and lumber processing, assembly lines, food processing, printing, packaging, material handling, camera control, automatic welding, silicon wafer processing, laser cutting, and many others.
Product Family: PMAC-VME, PMAC VME, PMACVME, PMAC-VME/4, PMAC-VME/8, DeltaTau
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