C-887.52x Hexapod Motion Controller

Compact Bench-Top Device for Controlling 6-Axis Systems

  • 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
C-887.52x Hexapod Motion Controller
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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.

Functions

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.

Interfaces

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

Optional

  • 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.

 

Specifications

Datasheet

Datasheet C-887.52x

Version / Date
2019-07-15
pdf - 236 KB
Version / Date
2019-07-15
pdf - 240 KB
Version / Date
2019-09-11
pdf - 724 KB

Downloads

Datasheet

Datasheet

Datasheet C-887.52x

Version / Date
2019-07-15
pdf - 236 KB
Version / Date
2019-07-15
pdf - 240 KB
Version / Date
2019-09-11
pdf - 724 KB

Documentation

Documentation

User Manual A000T0079

PI Simulation Models for CoppeliaSim / V-REP

Version / Date
2020-11-11
pdf - 3 MB
English
Documentation

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

Version / Date
2020-04-09
pdf - 271 KB
English
Documentation

User Manual C887T0036

C-887.MC2 Manual Control Unit

Version / Date
2019-06-25
pdf - 663 KB
English
Documentation

Short Instructions MS247EK

Hexapod Systems: H-xxx Hexapod with C-887.5xx Controller

Version / Date
2.0.0 06/2020
pdf - 2 MB
Version / Date
2.0.0 06/2020
pdf - 2 MB
Documentation

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

Version / Date
1.2.0 2019-11-07
pdf - 4 MB
Version / Date
1.2.0 2019-11-07
pdf - 4 MB
Documentation

Technical Note A000T0068

PI Hexapod Simulation Tool. Determining the workspace and the permissible load of the hexapod.

Version / Date
2020-02-10
pdf - 834 KB
Version / Date
2020-02-10
pdf - 850 KB
Documentation

Technical Note C887T0021

Motion of the Positioner. Position and Orientation in Space, Center of Rotation.

Version / Date
2017-11-27
pdf - 355 KB
Version / Date
2017-11-27
pdf - 359 KB
Documentation

User Manual C887T0007

Description of Coordinate Systems for Hexapod Microrobots and Parallel-Kinematic Positioners

Version / Date
2018-04-23
pdf - 951 KB
Version / Date
2018-04-23
pdf - 985 KB
Documentation

User Manual E712T0016

Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment. Hardware and Firmware for Fast Optical Alignment in Silicon Photonics Production.

Version / Date
2019-10-09
pdf - 3 MB
English
Documentation

Technical Note C887T0001

Description of PI Hexapod Emulator Software

Version / Date
2019-07-19
pdf - 188 KB
English
Documentation

User Manual C887T0002

Description of C-887.VM1 PIVeriMove Software for the Collision Check

Version / Date
2017-04-25
pdf - 629 KB
English
Documentation

User Manual C887T0003

Description of C-887.MC Hexapod Control Unit

Version / Date
2012-10-22
pdf - 299 KB
English

3-D Models

3-D Models

C-887 3-D model

Version / Date
2016-07-20
zip - 8 MB

General Software Documentation

General Software Documentation

User Manual A000T0028

Updating PI Software with PIUpdateFinder

Version / Date
2020-05-20
pdf - 482 KB
Version / Date
2020-05-20
pdf - 488 KB
General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM146

GCS Array Data Format

Version / Date
1.2.1
pdf - 153 KB
English
General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM148

PIMikroMove

Version / Date
2.14.0 2020-01-30
pdf - 6 MB
English
General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM151E

PI GCS2 DLL

Version / Date
2.10.0 2019-08-26
pdf - 1 MB
English
General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM155

PI MATLAB Driver GCS 2.0

Version / Date
1.1.0 2016-02-29
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
1.1.0 2016-02-29
pdf - 1 MB
General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM156

PIStages3Editor for editing the PIStages3 database

Version / Date
2.1.0 2020-08-03
pdf - 2 MB
Version / Date
2.1.0 2020-08-03
pdf - 2 MB
General Software Documentation

User Manual A000T0067

Information on the PIStages3 database. What must be considered when changing from PIStages2 to PIStages3.

Version / Date
2020-01-13
pdf - 543 KB
English
General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM157

PIPython - Programming PI Controllers with Python

Version / Date
2021-08-17
pdf - 866 KB
Version / Date
2021-08-17
pdf - 874 KB
General Software Documentation

User Manual A000T0075

Implementing a C-887 PI Controller in TwinCAT 3.1 for Motion and Coordinate System Activation

Version / Date
2020-02-24
pdf - 1 MB
English
General Software Documentation

Software Manual SM158

PI GCS2 Driver Library for NI LabVIEW

Version / Date
7.0.1 202-03-03
pdf - 3 MB
English

White Paper

White Paper

Industrial Safety Device for Hexapods

How to Connect a Safety Light Barrier to a Hexapod System

Version / Date
WP4025E 2020-02
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
WP4025D 2020-01
pdf - 1 MB

Quote / Order

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Accessories

C-887.MC2
Manual control unit for hexapods, USB connector with 3 m connection cable, rotary knobs for all Cartesian axes, buttons for motion stop and referencing, position display

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