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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.

Features:

  • 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
NES002-502
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.
CBL001-501
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