Zaber's X-MCB2 stepper motor controller is capable of controlling and driving two axes of bipolar stepper motors or actuators independently or in coordinated 2D linear and circular interpolation. The axes can be locked together to move simultaneously as if they were a single axis, carrying out all motion in parallel. Each axis may be equipped with its own quadrature encoder and multiple limit sensors (home, away, etc.).
The controller provides 4 channels each of isolated digital input, isolated digital output, and analog input. An intuitive ASCII interface allows the user to easily communicate with the device through Zaber Console (our free software) or third party terminal programs. It uses lines, circles, and arcs as geometric primitives, while obeying velocity, acceleration and timing constraints. The result is an easy-to-use set of 2D commands and seamless transition between lines and curves.
The X-MCB2 is backwards-compatible with all of Zaber's existing T-Series and A-Series products. When daisy-chained with several units, the X-MCB2 can also share a single power supply with multiple X-Series products.
Controls two axes of bipolar stepper motors or actuators, up to 2.5 A/phase; has integrated 2.5 A drivers
Coordinated 2D linear and circular interpolation with line, arc, and circle primitives
Executes streaming commands and primitives from computer seamlessly in real time
Each axis is also capable of independent and pre-emptive motion with trapezoidal velocity profile
High speed quadrature encoder input and 4 limit switch inputs per axis
4 isolated digital inputs, 4 isolated digital outputs, and 4 analog inputs
Multiple communications options: RS-232, RS-485 and USB
Intuitive ASCII protocol, programmable triggers, and macros simplify complex automation tasks
Designed for easy mounting to panels, breadboards, lab benches, and enclosures
Axes can be locked together to move simultaneously as if they were a single axis, carrying out all motion in parallel