- Sophisticated controller using vector algorithms
- Commanding in Cartesian coordinates
- Easy customization of coordinate systems by command
- Analog interfaces and motion stop optional
- Extensive software package
Digital controller for 6-axis parallel kinematics
High-performance digital controller for hexapods (6-axis parallel-kinematics) with DC motors. Additional control for two further single axes with integrated ActiveDrive.
Position input via Cartesian coordinates, coordinate transformation handled by the controller. To simplify integration of the hexapod, the reference system (Work, Tool) can be quickly and easily changed. The real-time operating system prevents jitter and therefore guarantees constantly low response times. Stable, virtual pivot point can be freely defined in space. Data recorder for recording of operating data such as motor control, velocity, position or position errors. Macro programming. An autostart macro allows stand-alone operation. The controller supports motor brakes and absolute-measuring sensors with BiSS interface.
TCP/IP for remote control and remote maintenance. RS-232. USB connection for external input devices (HID).
Additional interfaces (depending on version):
- Motion stop: The supply voltage of the hexapod drive can be switched off using the external switch connected to the controller. The sensor technology remains active so that position information continues to be available and a reference move is not necessary when the drive is reactivated.
- Analog inputs
- Control via manual control unit
- Collision checking for restricted space with PIVeriMove software
Extensive software support
PIMikroMove user software. Common command set for all PI positioning systems. Full set of drivers for use with NI LabVIEW. GUI input interfaces, configuration software, and graphically displayed scan routines.
Scope of delivery
The order is made together with suitable hexapod mechanics. The scope of delivery includes the hexapod, controller with software package, cable set, and power adapter.
User Manual A000T0079
PI Simulation Models for CoppeliaSim / V-REP
User Manual C887T0017
C-887.5Bxx Drag-chain capable cable sets for connecting H-206 and most H-8xx hexapod standard models to C-887.5xx controller models
User Manual C887T0036
C-887.MC2 Manual Control Unit
Short Instructions MS247EK
Hexapod Systems: H-xxx Hexapod with C-887.5xx Controller
User Manual MS244
C-887 Hexapod Controller, Models C-887.52, C-887.521, C-887.522, C-887.523, C-887.53, C-887.531, C-887.532, C-887.533
Technical Note A000T0068
PI Hexapod Simulation Tool. Determining the workspace and the permissible load of the hexapod.
Technical Note C887T0021
Motion of the Positioner. Position and Orientation in Space, Center of Rotation.
User Manual C887T0007
Description of Coordinate Systems for Hexapod Microrobots and Parallel-Kinematic Positioners
User Manual E712T0016
Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment. Hardware and Firmware for Fast Optical Alignment in Silicon Photonics Production.
Technical Note C887T0001
Description of PI Hexapod Emulator Software
User Manual C887T0002
Description of C-887.VM1 PIVeriMove Software for the Collision Check
User Manual C887T0003
Description of C-887.MC Hexapod Control Unit
C-887 3-D model
General Software Documentation
User Manual A000T0028
Updating PI Software with PIUpdateFinder
Software Manual SM146
GCS Array Data Format
Software Manual SM148
Software Manual SM151E
PI GCS2 DLL
Software Manual SM155
PI MATLAB Driver GCS 2.0
Software Manual SM156
PIStages3Editor for editing the PIStages3 database
User Manual A000T0067
Information on the PIStages3 database. What must be considered when changing from PIStages2 to PIStages3.
Software Manual SM157
PIPython - Programming PI Controllers with Python
User Manual A000T0075
Implementing a C-887 PI Controller in TwinCAT 3.1 for Motion and Coordinate System Activation
Software Manual SM158
PI GCS2 Driver Library for NI LabVIEW
Industrial Safety Device for Hexapods
How to Connect a Safety Light Barrier to a Hexapod System
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