Advantech Launches Its First Embedded Motion Controller

02 October 2009

The PEC-3240 Embedded Motion Controller, which is the first standalone product of its type from Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group, is a hardware platform that provides a combination of integrated processing, control, and communications.

PEC-3240 Embedded Motion Controller
PEC-3240 Embedded Motion Controller

The main feature is four-axis motion control. To support this application, it also has 32-channel isolated (1000V) digital I/O (16 in and 16 out), and an Intel® Celeron® M 1.0 GHz CPU making it a robust all-in-one automation controller.

By providing a variety of motion control functions, such as 2/3-axis linear, 2-axis circular interpolation, continuous interpolation, T/S-curve speed profile, and position limit detection, the PEC-3240 is also a software ready solution for general machine automation and testing applications. 

The unit is fanless and diskless with no internal cabling, making it resistant to vibration and allowing it to operate in harsh environments with temperature ranges from -10 to 65°C. It accepts CompactFlash SSD cards for data storage.

It has two serial ports, two Ethernet ports, and two USB ports.

The dimensions are compact 244 x 152 x 59 mm, which, says Advantech, makes it one of the smallest embedded motion controllers on the market.

The PEC-3240 supports Windows® 2000/XP, Windows XP Embedded OS, and has pre-installed drivers to control motion and IO functions, shortening system development time and allowing it to be “seamlessly integrated into diverse applications.”

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