Design, Analyze & Optimize Your Motion Design with Pro-Motion®

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New features of Pro-Motion® software offers faster motion control design.

Motion Control Software from PMD

Pro-Motion is the motion design tool that has been at the heart of our success. We understand that motion design requires phases of configuration, set-up, testing and modification that require repetitive iterations and tuning to optimize a motion system. Pro-Motion is designed specifically with that need in mind and we will continue to advance Pro-Motion to meet the needs of our customers.

Pro-Motion® motion control set-up software from Performance Motion Devices Inc., now offers OEM machine designers a new set of advanced software features for motion control design. Pro-Motion offers an axis wizard which helps designers quickly configure motion architectures for testing and includes an auto-tuning feature for both current loop and position loop of servo motors. The new and standard features of Pro-Motion create greater design control and more accurate motor tuning. Further advancements include multiple and simultaneous connection capability to various controllers and a multi-drop over serial and CAN networks. Scope tracing of motion parameters rounds out the list of new features, providing a powerful tool for designers.

Pro-Motion is an easy to use Microsoft Windows®-based application designed to accelerate motion system development by providing ready-to-go capabilities that can be shared by the entire development team. It includes a step-by-step axis wizard that allows designers to quickly and easily tune position loop, current loop, and field-oriented control motor parameters. Pro-Motion is a prototyping tool, designed to expedite the development of a motion processor-based system. It optimizes motion system applications by facilitating the setting and viewing of all parameters and the exercising of all features of a motion design. Pro-Motion is designed for use with Magellan® motion processor-based designs which include the Prodigy® Motion Card and ION® Digital Drive families of products from Performance Motion Devices. And the motion control software instruction sets are independent of the motor type, allowing DC brush, brushless DC and step motors to be combined in multi-axis designs.

Cost - Performance Leadership

Pro-Motion is included free with the purchase of Magellan-based developer's kits. It is part of Performance Motion Devices' effort to provide OEM machine designers with cost-engineered, high performance solutions that add value by reducing the design time needed bring motion based products to market.

"Pro-Motion is the motion design tool that has been at the heart of our success. We understand that motion design requires phases of configuration, set-up, testing and modification that require repetitive iterations and tuning to optimize a motion system. Pro-Motion is designed specifically with that need in mind and we will continue to advance Pro-Motion to meet the needs of our customers."

-- Chuck Lewin, President & CEO, Performance Motion Devices

Pro-Motion Features:

  • Rapidly sets up, tunes, and tests motion control systems
  • Step-by-step axis wizard for easy motor setup
  • Tunes position loop, current loop and field oriented controller
  • Graphical control windows for easy setup of parameters
  • Motion oscilloscope shows tuning and systems parameters in real time
  • Distance and time units conversion
  • Continuous axis status display window
  • Programmable motion shuttle
  • Supports PCI-bus, serial, and CANbus communications
  • Create and save separate motion projects
  • Monitor the action on an oscilloscope, then print or export the trace

For additional information, http://www.pmdcorp.com/motion-control-software/

Contact:

Martin Dugan
Vice President of Marketing
Performance Motion Devices
781.674.9860 ext. 249
mdugan(at)pmdcorp.com

About PMD:

Performance Motion Devices Inc. (PMD) is a world leader in motion-control chips, cards, and modules. PMD provides a full range of high-performance single and multi-axis motion control products for DC brush, brushless DC, and step motors.

Visit http://www.motion-control.pmdcorp.com

Performance Motion Devices
55 Old Bedford Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773
tel: 781.674.9860
fax: 781.674.9861
http://www.pmdcorp.com

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