600 Controller

ASY-CONT-600-16 Series

Motion Controller


Product Description

ASY-CONT-600-16 is a PLC/FPGA (Programmable Logic Controller/Field Programmable Gate Array) based controller specially designed for antenna measurement applications. The controller allows for manual and automatic motion control of standard and customised multi-axis positioner systems and includes the functionality for fast, real-time control of the RF-instrumentation, such as Network Analysers, RF-switches, and electronically controlled antenna systems.

The ASY-CONT family of controllers form the core of a real-time distributed control system, where each positioner has its own drive. ASYSOL controllers provide flexibility and support for a variety of motors and position feedback systems. Depending on the requirements, servo, stepper, DC, AC or linear motors of any power level may be used. A variety of incremental and absolute encoders as well as dual loop control are supported.

Remote system diagnostics are supported. Firmware updates can be achieved remotely or by USB.

Supporting simultaneous movement of all axes allows for complex vector trajectories, complex position error correction scenarios and the optimisation of measurement speed. Both simultaneous and coordinated motion of
multiple axes are supported.

Complex trigger and control signals for RF instrumentation, PIN switches or AUT systems can be based on the position of an axis or be time based. Trigger and control signal definitions can be updated while the system is in motion, and real-time control signals support timing tests of the RF instrumentation.

Full control can be transferred to a PC, laptop or tablet.

Request Data Sheet

ASY-CONT-600-16 Specifications

Remote control TCP/IP Interface, Remote Control Application
External Interfaces Powerlink
Digital Outputs 8 (24V or TTL)
Fast Digital Outputs (RT, Trigger) 4 (TTL or RS485)
Fast Digital Inputs (RT) 4 (TTL or RS485)
User Units Rotary or Linear
(deg, rad, m, cm, mm, inch, …)
Angular format 0 to 360° or -180° to 180°
Max. Number of Axes 14 – 18
Voltage 110-240 VAC
Frequency 50-60 Hz
Current 3 A
Storage -10° to +70°
Operation 0° to +50°
Width 445 mm
Height 400 mm
Depth 270 mm
Weight 12 kg

Summary of Features

PLC/FPGA based architecture

Real-time distributed control system for motion and RF control

State-of-the-art field bus

Support of a variety of motors and feedback systems

Support of dual loop feedback

Support of incremental and absolute position encoders

Support of simultaneous motion of all axes, synchronous motion, coordinated motion

Fast, real-time trigger and control signal generation based on axis position or time

Equi-spaced or arbitrary list of trigger/control positions

Includes control interface of slow, non-real time RF-switches

Supports timing of RF instruments

Support of a dual-channel emergency stop loop

Manual control from the display

Possibility to transfer control from the controller display to a wired/wireless tablet or PC

TCP/IP based remote control interface, powerful XML based control language

*ASYSOL reserves the right to make changes at any time to the specification of the Products, provided such changes do not materially affect the installation or performance