Aerotech claims its Ensemble LAB control platform is able to improve automation within the laboratory.
Aerotech claims its new Ensemble LAB control platform makes it easier than ever to automate laboratory and light industrial manufacturing applications.
Ensemble Lab is designed for applications where ease of operation is desired without sacrificing overall system capability.
The front-panel interface allows an operator to quickly execute simple operations such as jogging, homing and moving to fixed positions.
For more complex operations onboard memory stores programs that can be accessed from the front panel or through remote control.
The product is fully compatible with both EPICS and TANGO distributed control protocols.
Both interfaces are used at leading light source (synchrotron) facilities and other government laboratories, allowing the Ensemble LAB to seamlessly integrate into applications at all major research institutions.
Processing power is a 64-bit, double precision, floating-point DSP to offer exceptional performance in a variety of applications including point-to-point motion, linear and circular interpolation, single- and multi-axis error correction, direct commutation of linear and rotary brushless servomotors, and servo autotuning.
High-speed interrupts and data logging capabilities provide a real-time link to external systems. Ensemble LAB also offers high-speed position latching capability and optional single-axis PSO (Position Synchronised Output)
Up to 4 axes of brush, stepper or brushless AC motors.
FlashConfig feature automatically configures axis parameters based on the connected stage type.
Touch screen with intuitive menu-driven interface for quick and easy access to system functionality.
Joystick input for manual control of motor positions.
Ethernet and USB 2.0 communication interfaces.
Full-colour touch-screen display enables quick access to all the core functionality while providing deep contrast and clear readability.
Intuitive tabbed interface provides single press access to all setup and operation screens.
An integral rubberised front-panel interface provides immediate tactile feedback for jogging and manual positioning operations.
Front-panel USB port is available for connection of a keyboard and other peripherals to assist in the creation of complex program sequences.
Can run up to 4 programs simultaneously for easy partitioning of complex operations.
Programmed off-line in an easily readable BASIC-like syntax. Graphical user interface in Windows features an intuitive Program Editor, Variable Output window, compiler output window and task state monitor.