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NextMove ES

NextMove ESNextMove ES is a compact EuroCard format motion controller for the control of up to 6 axes of control (2 servo, 4 open loop stepper). Using the latest generation 32-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), NextMove ES, coupled with MINT-MT, offers a high speed and flexible motion controller.

On board I/O can be used to control many parts of the machine. This can be further expanded with either ABB's range of CAN I/O modules operating over the NextMove ES CAN bus, or alternatively, CANopen devices conforming to the standard DS401 I/O profile.

Versatile programming is provided by means of MINT- multitasking BASIC or the supplied ActiveX components.

NextMove ES is available with RS232 (or optional RS485) and USB programming ports.


  • Eurocard 3U rack mount configuration.
  • 32-bit 120MHz Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
  • 2MByte SRAM for user programs and data
  • 2MByte FLASH for firmware and user program storage
  • 32kByte FRAM for non-volatile parameter storage
  • Controls 2 axes of servo & 4 axes of stepper, or:
    6 axes of servo - when used with FlexDrive or MicroFlex in step and direction mode
  • 17 uncommitted non-isolated digital inputs
    Programmable for hardware limits, home input, stop input and error input. 4 of the inputs can be programmed for high speed capture of position with 1 microsecond.
  • 11 uncommitted digital outputs. 5V open collector Darlington
    Programmable for drive enable and high speed position compare output
  • 24V/150mA relay output to signal system error conditions
  • 2 x 12-bit uncommitted analog inputs
  • RS232 (115,200 Baud) and USB programming interfaces
    USB drivers compatible with Windows 2000/XP
    Optional RS485 serial port
  • CAN interface for I/O expansion and HMI interfaces. Can be used to provide full peer-to-peer networking capabilities with other MINT- based controllers
  • Multi-tasking programming capability with MINT-MT. Number of tasks limited only by available memory
  • Comprehensive move types including: linear, circular and helical interpolation; software cams; flying shears; splines; synchronization with positional offsets and virtual axes
  • ActiveX libraries supplied free of charge
  • Compatible with MINT-NC and HPGL

Further information:

Ordering information and accessories:

Catalog number Description
NES002-501 NextMove ES motion controller with RS232 and USB serial interfaces
NextMove ES motion controller with RS485 and USB serial interfaces
Special note Optional backplane is no longer available. NextMove ES is installed in a 3U rack system. OEM will need to create a wiring loom or interface backplane to the machine.
2m (6ft) RS232 cable for programming and diagnostics
(note: 2m (6ft) USB cable included with NSB002-501)
HMI - see ABB operator panels
24V power supplies - see ABB power supplies