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Performance Motion Devices Launches Revolutionary New Ultra-Compact Motion Controller

POSTED 05/21/2021

ION®/CME N-Series Digital Drives are compact, PCB-mountable intelligent motion control amplifiers that feature full programmability, 1 KW output capacity, support for quadrature, sin/cos and BiSS-C encoders, and more.

Compact, all-in-one, PCB-mountable intelligent drives

Compact, all-in-one, PCB-mountable intelligent drives

MD&M BIOMEDigital Virtual Event and Westford, MA – Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD), a leading provider of motion control ICs, modules, and boards, announced today the availability of ION®/CME N-Series Digital Drives, new members of the ION Digital Drive family that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity and amplification. N-Series ION digital drives feature a patented, ultra-rugged PCB-mountable package with three power output levels – 75, 300, and 1,000 watts. All ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives support Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors.

ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives provide profile generation, servo compensation, stall detection, field oriented control (FOC), electronic camming, and many other motion control functions. Additional features include support for Ethernet, CAN, serial, and SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) communications, and support for quadrature, sin/cos, and BiSS-C encoder formats.

Benefits of ION®/CME N-Series Digital Drives include:

  • Revolutionary Reduction in Development Time – To create a complete ready-to-go control solution, engineers only have to select their desired motor type and power level, and install on a simple interconnect board with their choice of connectors and form factor.
  • Flexible Connection Options – ION N-Series ION Digital Drives are easy to plug in and connect, supporting a range of communication interfaces including CAN, Ethernet, RS232, RS485, and SPI.
  • Small Package, Big Power – Despite their small size, measuring only 1.48”x1.48”x.66” (38 mm x 38 mm x 17 mm), N-Series ION Drives can drive Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors with up to a Kilowatt of continuous power output.
  • Fully Programmable – At the core of every ION/CME N-Series Digital Drive is PMD's powerful motion control language called C-Motion®. This award-winning language gives engineers the ability to write code and share across all their machine designs.

"Beyond their impressive technical features, the N-Series ION drives have a revolutionary all-in one design approach that allows the creation of fully custom multi-axis motion control boards in weeks, rather than months or even years,” states Chuck Lewin, CEO of Performance Motion Devices, Inc.

ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives are available immediately and are priced from $209 in quantity depending on motor type controlled and power level. For more information on ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives and Developer Kits visit pmdcorp.com/nseries.

About Performance Motion Devices

Performance Motion Devices, Inc. is a world leader in motion control technology for life sciences, robotics, and industrial automation. PMD delivers a broad range of advanced electronic motion control products including integrated circuits, digital amplifiers, digital drives, and boards to a worldwide customer base. With over 6.5 million motors controlled by PMD solutions, they distribute products to manufacturer’s and OEMs around the globe.

Contact Performance Motion Devices

Pam Gazley
Performance Motion Devices, Inc.
978-727-8807