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Introducing Galil’s New C Programing Library June 10, 2015

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gclib is a C-compatible application programming interface (API) for communicating with Galil motion controllers and PLCs.
Features include:

  • Currently supports Windows, Ubuntu, Red Hat, and Fedora.
  • C interface for maximum compatibility and portability.
  • Extensive examples and support for multiple compilers.
  • Open source component allows modifications in the field.
  • Open source implementation of the GalilTools Communication Library (Galil.h) for existing code.

In February Galil introduced a new C application program interface (API) library.  This library gives programmers access to powerful routines to interact with Galil motion controllers in a wide variety of application development environments.  To download the APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) click on  http://www.galil.com/downloads/api

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Galil Now Offers EPICS Driver Baselines October 3, 2014

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EPICS stands for Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System.  It is a set of open source, distributed software tools used extensively for scientific instruments such as particle accelerators, telescopes, and other large-scale experimental installations.  Using EPICS, scientists are able to network together arbitrarily complex systems of nodes, such as motion controllers, PLCs, instrumentation, and other software and hardware agents.  Using a read/write protocol called Channel Access, the Input/Output controllers (IOCs), can interact while providing high-level functionality and interaction for sophisticated physics applications.

Galil now offers the EPICS Driver Baseline.  As shown in Illustration 1, this software provides communication drivers and device support to create a Galil EPICS IOC.  The software comes with the basic support needed for building a feature-rich IOC including the following:

– Support for the DMC-3x01x, DMC-4000, and DMC-41×3 Ethernet based controllers.  Galil communications libraries allow extension to PCI-based controllers such as the DMC-18×6, DMC-18×2, and DMC-18×0.  The array access feature allows easy extension to Galil’s line of RIO-47xxx PLCs.

– Basic Motor Record Support, which is an EPICS IOC Record designed specifically for motion controllers.  See Table for some example fields imn the EPICS Motor Record.

Using the EPICS Channel Access feature, Galil array data can be read and written directly from the EPICS network.  Coupled with DMC code embedded on the controller, the EPICS user can easily extend the EPICS support to any desired Galil firmware feature or programmable function.  The array access feature, which is part of the Galil EPICS driver, allows quick deployment in an EPICS system without requiring a deep knowledge of EPICS IOC development.

 

Field Description
ACCL Acceleration, Deceleration specified in seconds. Duration of the accel/decel region.
ATHM At home. State of HM input.
DHLM Dial High Limit. Essentially a soft forward end of travel.
DLLM Dial Low Limit. Essentially a soft reverse end of travel.
DMOV Motion complete Boolean. 1 = finished; 0 = moving.Uses motion complete bit from data record.
EGU Engineering units. Galil baseline normalized to counts/steps.
ERES Encoder step size in EGU
HOMF Home Forward. Set to 1 to initiate home.
HOMR Home Reverse.  Set to 1 to initiate home.
HVEL Homing velocity.
ICOF Integral Gain (KI normalized). Valid range; 0.0 <= ICOF <= 1.0
JAR Jog Acceleration (EGU/s/s).
JOGF Jog motor forward.  Set to 1 to initiate jog forward.
JOGR Jog motor reverse.  Set to 1 to initiate jog reverse.
JVEL Jog Velocity.
MRES Motor step size (EGU)
PCOF Proportional Gain
REP Raw Encoder Position
RMP Raw Motor Position. The contents of the hardware’s step-count register.
STOP Stop motion. Set to 1 to initiate stop (ST)
VAL Desired position. Will call a PA/PR to move the motor.
VELO Velocity (EGU/s)
VMAX Max Velocity (EGU/s)

Table 1: Examples of helpful Motor Record Fields

 

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The DMC-40×0 and DMC-41×3 Now Have Twice The Program Memory! August 8, 2014

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Galil is pleased to announce our latest firmware release, revision 1.2, for the DMC-40×0 and DMC-41×3. This release provides an increase in program memory from 2000 x 80 characters to 4000 x 80 characters, and an increase in the total array elements from 16,000 to 24,000.

Galil DMC-4143 Controller

Galil DMC-4143 Controller

See complete story at: http://www.galilmc.com/techtalk/motion-controllers/the-dmc-40×0-and-dmc-41×3-now-have-twice-the-program-memory/

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Thermostat Control Using A Galil RIO PLC August 6, 2014

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Many applications need to hold a specific temperature for long periods of time.  With conventional cooling systems, a compressor is used to remove heat from the chamber and bring the temperature down.  The RIO Programmable Logic Controller is capable of controlling high precision refrigeration units with a simple thermostat style loop.

See Application Note at:
http://www.galilmc.com/support/appnotes/miscellaneous/note5524.pdf

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Free MotorSizing Software May 15, 2014

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Galil's MotorSizer Software

Galil’s MotorSizer Software

Galil’s MotorSizer is a free, web-based tool for easy sizing of your motion system.  This easy-to-use tool lets you specify your load and motion requirements for various mechanical systems.  MotorSizer performs a thorough analysis to select motors and amplifiers (or enter your own) that can drive your load to the motion requirements.  Galil‘s MotorSizer tool analyzes both stepper and servo motor systems.  MotorSizer is password protected (registration is required) and automatically saves your data for future reference.

Click on the link below to download the Free Motor Sizing Software:
http://www.galilmc.com/learning/motorsizer.php

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Tips for Using Galil Optoisolated Outputs: A New 2-Minute Video from Galil April 1, 2014

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Tips for using Galil Optoisolated Outputs Video

Galil has recently added a new video to its growing library of 2-minute instructional videos.  This latest video gives recommendations for wiring and supply voltages when connecting to the optically isolated outputs on Galil controllers.  This video focuses on best practices for connecting the outputs between the controller and load, and for connecting an external power supply to assure true optical isolation is maintained.  Proper connections when using the various output options such as sourcing or sinking, supply voltages, and current ratings are discussed. Techniques for by-passing the optical isolation circuitry are also presented. >>Watch Video

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Galil Motion Control Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification – It’s a Big Deal For Medical Device Companies! November 21, 2013

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Galil Motion Control is proud to announce certification for ISO 13485:2003.  ISO 13485 is the stringent quality standard which must be met for the design and manufacture of medical devices.  Even more demanding than Galil’s ISO 9001:2008 certification, this rigorous quality standard requires the total commitment to design and manufacturing excellence.  Galil’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to provide motion and I/O controllers that meet or exceed our customer’s requirements for  medical device and other exacting markets.

We are proud that Galil’s dedication to provide the highest quality products and support has been recognized through ISO 13485 certification.  It is our determination to provide our customers with the products and support that will make them successful.”  Wayne Baron, President, Galil Motion Control.

To see the certification for ISO13485 and 9001, visit  http://www.galilmc.com/about/iso.php

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New 2-axis Drives for DMC-40×0 and DMC-41×3 controllers from Galil October 5, 2013

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Galil’s DMC-40×0 Accelera and DMC-41×3 Econo Ethernet motion controllers are now available with additional multi-axis servo and stepper drive options.  The AMP-43540 4-axis 600W brushless sine drive is now available in a 2-axis model as the AMP-43520, and the SDM-44040 4-axis stepper drive is available as a 2-axis model as the SDM-44020.  The new 2-axis drive options provide additional cost savings for OEM applications. A brief description of the new 2-axis amplifiers are below.  The 2-axis models will be available for shipment in about a month and announced in the April issue of ServoTrends.

Galil DMC-41x3 with AMP-43540

Galil DMC-41×3 with AMP-43540

Download specs at http://www.galilmc.com/catalog/cat40x0.pdf or http://www.galilmc.com/catalog/cat41x3.pdf.

AMP-435×0 2- and 4-axis 600 W Servo Drives with Sinusoidal Commutation (-D3520, -D3540)

The AMP-43540 contains four transconductance, PWM amplifiers for driving brushed or brushless servo motors with sinusoidal commutation and the AMP-43520 contains two PWM amplifiers.  Each amplifier drives motors operating at up to 8 Amps rms cont., 15 Amps peak, 20–80 VDC.  The gain settings of the amplifier are user-programmable at 0.4, 0.8 and 1.6 Amp/Volt.  The switching frequency is 33 KHz.  The amplifier offers protection for over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, short-circuit and over-temperature.  Hall sensors are not required for brushless motor commutation.  A shunt regulator option is available.  The AMP-43520 (-D3520) 2-axis 600W brushed/brushless sine drive is $650 US in quantity 1 and $375 US/ea qty 100.

SDM-440×0 2- and 4-axis Stepper Drives (-D4020, -D4040)

The SDM-44040 contains four drives for operating two-phase bipolar step motors and the SDM-44020 contains two stepper drives.  The SDM-440×0 requires a single 12–30 VDC input.  The unit is user-configurable for 1.4 A, 1.0 A, 0.75 A, or 0.5 A per phase and for full step, half-step, 1/4 step or 1/16 step.  The SDM-44020 (-D4020) 2-axis stepper drive is $125 US in quantity 1 and $105 US/ea qty 100.

More information on the multi-axis servo and stepper drive options from Galil Motion Control can be found at the link below-

AMP-43520  http://www.servo2go.com/product.php?ID=101658&cat=

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New DMC-30016 Pocket Motion Controller from Galil Motion Control September 29, 2013

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Greenville, DE- Galil Motion Control, an industry leader in motion control technology, is announcing their latest drive option for the DMC-30000 Pocket Motion Controller Series.  The new DMC-30016 combines a single-axis motion controller with a 1.4A/phase stepper drive in a compact unit.

Galil DMC-30016 Motion Controller

Galil DMC-30016 Motion Controller

“The DMC-30016 joins the growing family of drive options for the DMC-30000 Pocket Motion Controller Series which includes the previously released DMC-30012 800W Brushless Sine Drive and DMC-30017 6A/phase Microstepping Drive”, said Lisa Wade, vice president of sales and marketing.  “Like other products in the DMC-30000 Series, the DMC-30016 offers higher performance, better power efficiency, smaller size, and a lower price than prior generation, single-axis controllers.

The new DMC-30016 controller contains a 1.4A per phase, 30V stepper amplifier which drives a two-phase bipolar stepper motor in full-step, half-step, ¼ step or 1/16 step.  The DMC-30016 is user configurable from 0.5A to 1.4A per phase in 10mA increments at 12-30 VDC.

Designed for compact size, the dimensions of the DMC-30016 controller/drive package are 3.9” x 5.0” x 1.5”, and no external heat sink is required.

Like other products in the DMC-30000 series, the DMC-30016 is higher speed than Galil’s prior generation single-axis controllers.  The 125 microsecond servo loop update time is twice as fast and the 15MHz encoder frequency and 3 MHz stepper pulse output are 25% faster.  Other features of DMC-30000 controllers include PID compensation with velocity and acceleration feedforward, non-volatile memory for user programs, multitasking for simultaneously running up to four programs, and I/O processing for synchronizing motion with external events.  Modes of motion include point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, contouring, electronic gearing, ECAM, and PVT.

The DMC-30000 provides optically isolated inputs and outputs as a standard feature.  I/O include forward and reverse limit inputs, homing input, 8 uncommitted digital inputs, 4 uncommitted digital outputs, 2 uncommitted analog inputs and 1 uncommitted analog output.  Two daisy-chainable Ethernet ports are included and an external Ethernet hub is not required.  A 115 kb RS232 port is also provided.  The ability to receive inputs from two digital encoders is a standard feature.  BiSS, SSI and sinusoidal encoder input formats are available as options.

The DMC-30016 controller and stepper drive unit is $645 U.S. in single quantity and $415 US/ea in quantities of 100.  The DMC-30016 is available for immediate delivery.

In addition to the DMC-30012 controller & servo drive, DMC-30016 controller & stepper drive and DMC-30017 controller & microstepping drive packages, the DMC-30000 Series is also available as a controller-only model which can be connected to a stepper or servo motor amplifier of any power range.

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PID Tuning Using GalilTools Software. A New Video from Galil Motion Control. September 25, 2013

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In this new video from Galil Motion Control, PID Tuning of a Servo Motor is achieved using GalilTools Scope.

GalilTools PID Tuning Video

1:47 YouTube Video.  Click on the image above or on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzn5J8K_2kk .

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