A programmable version of the standard ION® 500 Digital Drive, the ION/CME 500 allows designers to download and run motion programs directly onto the ION 500 Digital Drive itself. This feature off-loads the host and allows for greater design flexibility with the distribution of motion programs throughout the machine. These digital drives are compact, fully enclosed modules that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity, and power amplification. The power output is rated at 500 Watts. ION/CMEs perform profile generation, PID servo compensation, direct quadrature encoder input, stall detection, field-oriented control, digital torque control, and many other motion control functions. Host interface options include Ethernet UDP, TCP, CANbus, RS-232, and RS-485.
At the core of every ION/CME is a Magellan IC which speaks PMD's common language C-Motion, thereby ensuring compatibility with the entire range of PMD motion control products.