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Control Techniques has launched a plug-in module for its AC and servo drives that provides high-speed motion and registration control.

SM-Register is designed to provide a flexible, high-performance solution for programmable motion that requires high-speed, high-accuracy registration.

It is suitable for applications such as printing, packaging and cutting machinery.

Control Techniques’ SM-Register option module is said to be a fraction of the cost of conventional standalone motion and registration controllers, with the flexibility to encompass virtually any application.

The company claims that SM-Register simplifies the system design and setup and eliminates delays between the registration device and the drive.

Wiring is reduced through a single connection point for operator panels, position capture, feedback and advance/retard adjustment.

Further cost savings are derived from the space saving (since the module fits inside the drive), with no external control devices or power supplies being required.

The module offers straightforward connectivity to a range of standard fieldbus and Ethernet protocols, including Ethercat, Profibus and Canopen, as well as feedback from virtually any feedback device including resolvers and incremental, Sin/Cos and SSI encoders.

SM-Register provides motion programming using PLCopen or Control Techniques’ own Advanced Position Controller (APC).

It is programmable in logical user-defined units with two fully independent register capture channels.

It provides storage for 256 events per channel (microseconds apart), pattern recognition and the ability to filter unwanted marks such as splashes, dirt or text.

SM-Register can handle speeds of more than of 1,000m/min.

The programmable filter function eliminates reaction to random marks or patterns in a web, for instance.

Minimum or maximum pulse width and distance from previous edge are both programmable in SM-Register.

There are a total of seven modes of position capture: positive edge, negative edge, both edges, positive pulse, negative pulse and patterns of positive pulses and negative pulses.

SM-Register is compatible with Control Techniques’ Unidrive SP AC drive range as well as the Digitax ST line of servo drives.

Control Techniques

Control Techniques, an Emerson Industrial Automation company, is a world leader in the design, production and marketing of electronic variable speed drives for the control of electric motors. Our strategy is to concentrate on delivering drives and servo products that enhance the productivity of our customers’ machines and processes.

We operate through a global network of drive and application centres that both distribute product and add value by building our drive products into custom designed systems and by offering the highest levels of customer service.

Our Control Techniques drive centres also provide us with invaluable feedback and market intelligence so that we can further improve our products and service. This customer focused strategy will enable us to continue to grow profitably.

Our competitive edge is based on our unique focus on drives, our strength in research and development, our investment low-cost manufacturing and an effective worldwide marketing strategy.

Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, is a global technology provider that enables productivity, efficiency and quality gains for customers across a spectrum of industries. Our products include alternators, electric motors and drives, electrical distribution devices and mechanical power transmission, fluid automation and ultrasonic joining solutions. Visit our website for more details.

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