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Motion control solutions

ABB Motion control solutions  

Choice of platform

ABB offers a wide range of motion control products to suit many different applications. Motion controllers are available in PCI format, as standalone units with USB, CANopen, serial and Ethernet interfaces and as intelligent programmable drives for use in single or multiaxis systems.

For Ethernet POWERLINK machine control see our e100 range here

We also offer IEC61131 programming and PLCopen motion on our AC500 PLC range.AC500 scalable and flexible PLC

Versatile motion capabilities

All of our machine controllers offer advanced motion control capability and can be up and running quickly thanks to the simplicity of ABB’s MINT programming language. MINT is a versatile, yet easy to use, Basic like programming language. A wide range of programmable motion types are supported, including trapezoidal, S-ramp, linear and circular interpolation, helical interpolation, electronic CAM, gearbox and flying shear. Machine logic, system networking and operator interfaces (HMI) can all be controlled under a single MINT application program.

Free MINT software tools and ActiveX components

ActiveX components are supplied with the controllers, allow full motion and I/O sequencing to be performed on a host PC. Application programs can be written in popular visual programming languages such as Visual Basic™, Delphi and LabView.

The motion controllers are complemented by a complete range of servo drives.

Motion controller products

NextMove e100
 

NextMove e100

  • Ethernet POWERLINK motion controller for control of 16 axes of interpolated motion
  • Integrated Ethernet hub for daisy chaining of units
  • Panel mount controller
  • USB and user selectable RS232/485 communication interface
  • Onboard machine control I/O with 4 high speed registration inputs
  • CANopen interface for I/O expansion, HMI panels and networking
  • Single and three phase servo drives with Ethernet POWERLINK are available see MicroFlex e100 and MotiFlex e100
     
NextMove ESB-2
 

NextMove ESB-2

  • Panel mount controller
  • Up to 8 axes of control; 4 servo, 4 stepper
  • USB and RS232/485 communication interface
  • Onboard machine control I/O with 4 high speed registration inputs
  • CANopen interface for I/O expansion, HMI panels and networking
     
NextMove PCI-2
 

NextMove PCI-2

  • PCI format motion controller
  • Offers twice the performance of NextMove PCI
  • Up to 8 axes of control, 4 x stepper and 4 x servo
  • High speed PCI interface with onboard Dual Port RAM
  • Onboard machine control I/O with 4 high speed registration inputs
  • CANopen interface for I/O expansion, HMI panels and networking
     
NextMove ES
 

NextMove ES

  • Rack mount controller (EuroCard format)
  • 6 axes of control; 2 servo, 4 stepper
  • USB and RS232/485 communication interface
  • Onboard machine control I/O with 4 high speed registration inputs
  • CANopen interface for I/O expansion, HMI panels and networking
     
ABB AC500 PLC   AC500 scalable and flexible PLC

AC500 is the PLC of choice when scalability, flexibility, performance, integration and communication are mandatory. Numerous I/O modules, carefully specified powerful CPUs and real-time communication couplers combine with IEC61131 and PLCopen programming for overwhelming integration possibilities.

For our programmable intelligent drive offerings click here