Aerotech Ensemble CL 10-40-MXU Linear Digital Drive
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Aerotech Ensemble CL 10-40-MXU Linear Digital Drive

10-40-MXU Configuration:
• Output Current": 10-40
• Control Option: MXU, Programmable Encoder Multiplier up to x1024; No Real-Time Output

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Aerotech Ensemble CL Controller and Linear Digital Drive

  • Network Drives Through a High-Speed Serial Interface to Coordinate up to Ten Axes of Motion
  • Coordinate Motion Using up to Five Independent Tasks
  • Drive and Control Linear or Rotary Brushless, DC Brush Servo, and Micro-Stepping Motors
  • Command Various Motion Types Including: Point-to-Point, Linear and Circular Interpolation, Electronic Gearing, and Velocity Profiling
  • Program in AeroBasic, Microsoft .NET (C#, VB.NET, C, and Managed C++), LabVIEW, and MATLAB
  • Remotely Command Drives Over Ethernet, USB, or RS-232 with an ASCII Interface Available for Both Windows and Non-Windows Programs (Including Linux)


The Aerotech Ensemble CL Controller and Linear Digital Drive is Aerotech’s next-generation, multi-axis controller for moderate- to high-performance applications. Versatility, power, and affordability make the Ensemble ideal for applications from basic laboratory experimentation and general-purpose positioning to advanced OEM systems.

Network multiple Ensemble HLe/CL/ML combination controllers/drives for up to ten axes of coordinated motion, and seamlessly mix and match amplifiers (linear and PWM) and motor types (brush, brushless, and stepper) within the same positioning system using a common programming and control platform. High-accuracy linear motor air-bearing stages or lower precision stages with servo or stepper motors can be controlled from the linear Ensemble series. Each controller/drive can be reconfigured to accept different motors and feedback devices, allowing customers to adapt to changing system needs. Optional on-board encoder interpolation provides programmable axis resolution, including the ability to change interpolation (multiplication) values through software.

Monitor and control all aspects of the positioning system, no matter how complex, through the Ensemble GUI Integrated Development Environment software. An Autotuning utility minimizes startup time by allowing easy optimization of motion axes. Functional programs that can be modified and used in custom applications are included in the online Help. Pre-coded LabVIEW® VIs, AeroBasic™ programming functionality, MATLAB® library, .NET tools for C#, VB.NET and managed C++ or C make the Ensemble even easier to use.

The processing power of a 225 MHz double precision, floating-point DSP supplies exceptional performance in a variety of applications including point-to-point motion, linear and circular interpolation, multi-axis error correction, 2D error mapping, direct commutation of linear and rotary brushless servomotors, and on-board servo autotuning. High-speed interrupts and data logging capabilities provide a real-time link to external systems. The Ensemble HLe/CL/ML controller/drive combination also offers highspeed position latching capability and single-, dual-, or triple-axis PSO (Position Synchronized Output), depending on model. Whether the requirement is simple point-to-point motion or complex velocity-profiled contours with output on the fly, Ensemble ensures peak performance for critical operations.

Ensemble carries forward a legacy of success that originated in Aerotech’s A3200 and Soloist controllers. Enhanced capabilities make it an obvious choice for aggressive motion control applications. The Ensemble motion control architecture builds upon the Soloist intuitive graphical user interface, while improving multiaxis control through advanced features.

Combine proven PLC with proven motion control for easier integration, startup, and maintenance of medium- and high-end automation projects. The Aerotech EtherNet/IP interface enables AB PLCs (MicroLogix, CompactLogix, or ControlLogix) to be integrated directly with the Ensemble. Motion can be directly programmed in the RSLogix 5000 environment or separate programs can be written on the controller and triggered from the AB PLC. Aerotech has two interfaces: ASCII and Register. Choose the PLC, motion controller, and interface that best fits your application needs.

Each Ensemble installation includes full compatibility with the EPICS open source distributed control system. EPICS is used worldwide at leading light source (synchrotron) facilities and other government laboratories, allowing Ensemble to seamlessly integrate into applications at all major research institutions.

Product Family: Ensemble CL, EnsembleCL, Ensemble-CL

Important Notice: Please note that any additional items included with this equipment such as accessories, manuals, cables, calibration data, software, etc. are specifically listed in the above stock item description and/or displayed in the photos of the equipment. Please contact one of our Customer Support Specialists if you have any questions about what is included with this equipment or if you require any additional information.

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