The Ensemble® is Aerotech’s next-generation, multi-axis motion controller for moderate- to high-performance applications with high-speed communication through 10/100 Base T Ethernet or USB interfaces. The Ensemble can control any Aerotech brushless, brush, or stepper motors or positioning stages in any combination and both PWM and linear drives are available. It offers easy to use, affordable multi-axis motion programming for laboratory experimentation, production testing, or advanced OEM automated manufacturing systems.
- Up to 10 axes of coordinated motion
- Multiple 10-axis systems can be controlled by a single PC via Ethernet or USB
- Controller architecture capable of coordinating motion of up to five independent tasks
- Capable of driving and controlling linear or rotary brushless, DC brush servo and micro-stepping motors
- Complete motion capabilities include: point-to-point, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, velocity profiling
- Runs brushless servo, brush, stepper or voice coil
The versatile Ensemble offers three methods for stand-alone, multi-axis motion control.
Option 1: Use the Ensemble Epaq with integrated drives to control up to six axes for desktop or rack-mount applications.
Option 2: Use a distributed network of panel-mounted Ensemble drives to provide up to ten axes of synchronized motion.
Option 3: Use the Ensemble Epaq and add three Ensemble panel-mounted external drives for up to nine axes of motion control.
With the Ensemble stand-alone controller, up to ten axes of synchronised motion are offered in a distributed network of panel-mounted drives. This is excellent for applications where drives must be embedded into a machine at various locations or where panel space is at a premium. For desktop and rack-mount installations, the Ensemble is offered in a stand-alone 6-axis unit with integrated drives. Three additional panel-mounted linear or PWM drives may be added externally to the six-axis unit for up to nine axes of motion control. The Ensemble can control any Aerotech brushless, brush, or stepper motors or stages in any combination. The simple parameter interface also allows easy integration with third-party motors and stages. The controller encoder interface includes TTL quadrature input or analog encoder input. Multiple Ensemble controllers can be controlled from a single Windows® PC through Ethernet or USB, allowing many more than ten axes of motion to be operated from one host PC.