Galil Motion Control, an industry pioneer in motion control technology, is announcing the AMP-43240, the newest member of its multi-axis drive family. The AMP-43240 is a 4-axis servo drive which provides up to 750W per axis. It resides inside Galil’s DMC-4040 or DMC-4143 4-axis motion controller enclosure. The packaging of the multi-axis drives with the motion controller saves cost, space and wiring.
The new Amp-43240 contains four transconductance, PWM amplifiers for driving brushless servo motors at 20-80 VDC. Each amplifier drives motors operating up to 10A continuous, 20A peak per axis. The gain settings of the amplifier are user-programmable at 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 Amp/Volt. The switching frequency is 24 kHz. The amplifier offers protection for over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, short-circuit and over-temperature. A shunt regulator option is available.
The packaging of the 4-axis drive inside the motion controller enclosure saves space compared to using external drives. The DMC-4040 4-axis controller and drive package dimensions are 8.1” x 7.3” x 1.7”. Two 4-axis drives can also be installed inside the DMC-4080 8-axis controller package which measures 11.5” x 7.3” x 1.7”.
The controller and drive package reduces costs. The 4-axis AMP-43540 drive adds just $900 to the motion controller in single quantity and $500 in 100 quantities. Other multi-axis drives available from Galil include 20W and 500W servo drives and drives for stepper motors.