zub machine control: Multi-axis controllers for demanding systems

Successful realization of challenging control solutions with highly dynamic drive synchronization or curve interpolation for multi-axis systems: For more than 30 years, this has been the philosophy of zub machine control AG. At the end of 2017, zub joined the maxon motor group to complement maxon's 50 years of experience in positioning control.

The company successfully creates freely programmable (C/C++ or state machine) and (on request) customized control solutions for special equipment and machinery, mobile and lightweight robotics, as well as many other applications that use EtherCAT, CANopen, Profinet, etc.

If needed, support can be provided to assist customers with a safety concept and qualification.

The zub controllers with on-board EtherCAT master and slave bus interfaces can also be used as a bridge (e.g. EtherCAT bridge) to provide the most cost-efficient and compact interface between a higher-level control system and the motion control system.

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  • For a smooth elevator ride

    The motion control module and the software of zub machine control AG support specific solutions for limiting the maximum change in acceleration per time unit [ms] for the individual motion states. The maximum jerk can be optimized to create the sensation that the elevator does not move at all – yet when the door opens again, you find yourself on a different floor.

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  • For a well-organized warehouse

    Many hospitals and pharmacies use specialized smaller-scale automated storage and picking systems for managing their pharmaceutical stocks. In these systems, high-precision transport of the goods is very important. Automatic optimization of transport routes and the ability to change target positions at any time increase the performance of such systems.

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  • For precise cuts

    In the production of insulation mats made of stone wool, the endless material is cut into individual elements by flying saws. The saw units are accelerated on transverse traveling gears parallel to the conveyor belt until their longitudinal speed and position match those of the material on the conveyor belt. Once the saws penetrate the material, their longitudinal motion is synchronized with the conveyor speed once per millisecond.

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A few examples of the micro controllers offered by zub machine control follow.

MiniMACS

The MiniMACS is a free programmable low-cost Multi Axis Controller without amplifiers. This controller handles up to 3 Axis and offers interfaces like CAN, Ethernet and USB for the individual integration in your machine concept.

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MasterMACS

The MasterMACS is a free programmable high performance Motion Controller without Amplifiers. This controllers offers hard real time behaviour an calculates up to 32 axis with high precision for positioning or synchronisation. A lot of interfaces like EtherCAT Master/Slave, Ethernet, 2 x CAN, RS232 etc. make its easy to integrate it into your drive concept.

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MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10

The MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10 is a free programmable Motion Controller with four BLDC Amplifiers. Each of those amplifiers offers 540W continuous- and 1.62 kW peak power to drive powerful drives.

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MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10-OEM

The MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10-OEM is a free programmable Motion Controller with four BLDC Amplifiers. Each of those amplifiers offers 540W continuous- and 1.62 kW peak power to drive powerful drives. This OEM Variant without the housing is suitable for integrated solution in device construction.

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MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10-IF1 EtherCAT

The MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10-IF1 EtherCat is a free programmable Motion Controller with an integrated EtherCAT Slave option card and four BLDC Amplifiers. Each of those amplifiers offers 540W continuous- and 1.62 kW peak power to drive powerful drives.

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MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10-IF1 Ethernet

The MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10-IF1 Ethernet is a free programmable Motion Controller with an integrated Ethernet option card and four BLDC Amplifiers. Each of those amplifiers offers 540W continuous- and 1.62 kW peak power to drive powerful drives.

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Contact

zub machine control AG

Buzibachstrasse 31CH-6023 RothenburgSwitzerland
+41 41 5415040 (Phone) +41 41 5415049 (Fax) info@zub.ch