Delta Computer Systems quadrature encoder-capable motion controllers
Delta Computer Systems' Quadrature encoder input module (Q4) is available for its RMC200 motion controller. The RMC200, which handles up to 32 axes, is a member of Delta’s RMC family of closed-loop electro-hydraulic motion controllers. Each Q4 module has four incremental quadrature encoder input channels (A, B and Z) supporting RS-422, HTL, or TTL. Each input channel also has home and registration inputs with 5V or 24V signal levels and LEDs indicating encoder faults and the state of the home and registration inputs.
Other RMC200 modules include Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) input, 18-bit analog and configurable Discrete I/O. The SSI module can be configured to handle one RS422 quadrature input, and the DI/O module can handle a 5V to 24V quadrature encoder, including one with open-collector outputs. The new Q4 module uses Delta’s RMCTools software for setup, tuning, programming and diagnostics.
With the capacity to synchronize up to 32 motion axes, a single RMC200 can manage the motion of large testing or manufacturing applications, such as complete forest products sawmill production line. The RMC200 also includes electronic gearing and position-pressure/force control capabilities.