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Driving Machines Beyond Limits Elmo Motion Control is a leading manufacturer of innovative motion control technologies, with over 30 years of experience and millions of servo drives operating worldwide in every industry. Elmo's drives, controllers, and integrated motors are designed with emphasis on performance, efficiency, reliability, safety and simplicity. Elmo also produces products for harsh environments that can operate in extreme environmental conditions with temperatures ranging from -40° C to 70° C, altitudes of up to 40,000 feet, and high mechanical shocks or intense vibrations. The company is headquartered in Israel, employs more than 300 staff worldwide, and has a dedicated presence in the UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, China, Korea and Singapore.

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Elmo Introduces firmware release for Gold Maestro Motion Controller Version

POSTED 10/16/2013

Full Delta Robot Support, Enhanced Error Correction Support and Superimposed Motion are now an integrated part of the Gold Maestro Version

Full Delta Robot Support, Enhanced Error Correction Support and Superimposed Motion are now an integrated part of the Gold Maestro Version from Elmo Motion ControlPetach Tikva, ISRAEL – Elmo Motion Control, a leading provider of advanced and cost-effective motion control solutions, announced today the firmware release for Gold Maestro Motion Controller Version, including a range of powerful new features that make complex motion tasks easier to program and faster to implement.

Elmo’s Gold Maestro (G-MAS) is an advanced, fast, precise, user-friendly and cost-effective distributed networking motion controller that leads the market. According to Benjamin Spitzer, Product Manager, “The Elmo team has implemented a number of new and advanced features into the Gold Maestro that enhance the functionality of the updated version, maintaining G-MAS as the preferred networking motion controller across all industries.”

The Gold Maestro now offers full Delta Robot Support, including Linear, Circle, Polynomial, Table Spline and Table PVT. Simply define the Delta robot part lengths, and the machine is ready to run.

Enhanced Error Correction Support is another new feature of the updated Gold Maestro Motion Controller, enabling position correction of both single and multi-axis positions in real time, based on correction data. Superimposed management of error correction is fully supported. In addition, the feature supports 1D, 2D and 3D error correction.

The Gold Maestro enables Flying Vision™ with Superimposed Motions (that is, adding another profiler on top of an ongoing motion in real time), significantly improving machine throughput. Flying Vision™ is used mainly when the exact end position of a motion is unknown and needs to change during the motion, without crossing the initial location. With this functionality, the User can change the target position without changing the current Function Block. Elmo’s Flying Vision™ enables increased accuracy and motion stability, while reducing process time, with potentially improved speed of 30% or more.

With the Fast Reference to Drive Functionality, the Gold Maestro now supports a fast referencing capability to enable the G-MAS to send an additional position reference to a drive. The position reference can specify the actual or target positions for axes in the system, as well as a position along a Group axis path. This can be used for numerous purposes, including Additional Auxiliary Profiler to drive, Advanced Gain Scheduling, and Touch Probe.

To find out more about Elmo’s new range of features, and for a complete description of the functionality of the Motion Controllers line, please visit Gold Maestro and Elmo’s Motion Control Capabilities on the Elmo website.

About Elmo Motion Control
Elmo designs and manufactures cutting-edge servo drives and network motion controllers that are one-stop solutions for any motion control technology. As a leading global company with over 25 years of experience and millions of servos at work worldwide, we bring our clients profitability and success. With a focus on performance, reliability, safety and standards compliance, our solutions are integrated in a wide variety of applications from industrial to military.