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PC60 Position Control

Position control plant, Motor,Sensors

By a three-phase synchronous drive, a toothed wheel and a toothed belt a cart is driven along a guiding bar. One sensor, a rotary incremental encoder, measures the position of the cart. The system is built on aluminium profiles and covered with a plastic container outside. The electrical signals are connected through multi-pin plugs.

Dimension Sizes and
Weight of the System:
  • Length: 1880 mm
  • Depth: 430 mm
  • Height: 270 mm
  • Weight: 40 kg


  • motor nominal voltage (+24 V, nom. 12,5 A, nominal torque 0,7 Nm)
  • + 15 V inductive proximity switch supply voltage
  • +5 V incremental encoder supply voltage
  • 2 limit switches (left/right)
  • position (incremental encoder: 0.044 mm/incr, range: +⁄− 600mm)
  • 2 binary system identification signal

Actuator with power supply and system control
Inside a 19"-case (length 470 mm x depth 370 mm x height 156 mm, weight 10 kg) there are a servo unit, a power supply and two system control units (System Status, User Control). The system status displays whether the plant is connected to actuator, the system is ready to operate, the plant type as well as manual/ PC/ external controller. The user control contains two keys (start manual or external controller), one potentiometer (manual control signal), two measurement outputs (control signals for servo amplifiers) and two signal inputs (external control signals for servo amplifiers) as well as a key to stop any controller. The servo amplifier for the system Loading Bridge is already included in the standard version.
Actuator mains supply (230 V, 50 Hz, 400 W, on request 110 V, 60 Hz)

Inputs servo unit:
  • 2 limit switches (left/right)
  • control signal -10 ... +10 V
  • servo amplifier enabled/disabled
Outputs servo unit:
  • control signal for the motor

PC adapter card (Option 60-03)
Adapter card for a PC with three incremental encoder input channels and two analog output channels.

Digital controller (Option 60-12)
Executable Windows controller program (WINDOWS 7-10) for a PC with PCIe slot, documentation of practical course.

  • 1 incremental sensor signal (position)
  • control signal for the servo unit
    -10 ... +10 V
  • enable/disable servo

C++ source of digital controller (Opt. 60-15)
C++ source files of the PC controller program including library functions for graphic output, controlling the sampling period as well as controlling the PC adapter card (requires Opt. 60-12, Embarcadero C++ Builder V10).

Technical data are subject to change (Date 4-December-2017)