Delta Tau’s latest development of its PMAC2 motion controller is a 1.5 slot expansion board for the PCI bus. The PCI is a quicker version of the ISA bus version. The PMAC2-PCI gives `plug and play’ automatic address setting to replace the more conventional on board jumpers or DIP switches. Once the address is set the PCI version works like an ISA.
The PMAC2-PCI provides four PMAC2 style motion control channels as standard, but these can be extended by an optional additional four on board channels. The CPU on the piggy back board can also be selected between the standard 8 axes or Delta Tau’s Turbo 32 axes version. A further feature is a high resolution interpolator board offering typical resolutions of 8 million counts/rev or greater. PMAC systems are used in the control of servo motors, closed loop AC induction motors, stepping motors and linear motors in all sorts of machines.