Baldor provides a wide range of
motion control solutions for the automation industry by offering a choice
of easy to use programmable motion controllers (positioners) with multi-tasking
capability and drives (amplifiers) to suit many applications - the NextMove family
is available in PCI format or standalone; the FlexDrive family covers a wide power
range; and Ethernet Powerlink (e100 series) provides designers with real-time solutions.
Offering between 1 and 12 axes of control, Baldor motion controllers
are available with digital and analog I/O for complete machine
control. The CAN bus interface can be used to expand the I/O configuration.
Motion control systems can be up and running
quickly thanks to Baldor’s Mint programming
language. Mint is a versatile, yet easy to use, Basic like programming
language. A wide range of programmable moves are supported including
trapezoidal, S-ramp, linear and circular interpolation, helical
interpolation, electronic CAM, gearbox and flying shear. User
defined profiles can be added using the supplied embedded ‘C’ libraries.
Mint also supports full control of the I/O and communications
back to a host controller. Machine level networking and optional
operator panel control can all be controlled under a single Mint
Our latest generation NextMove controllers
and intelligent drive, MintDrive,
all support multi-tasking Mint, with the ability to write complex
programs easily. The number of tasks is limited only by available
complete set of 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 programming languages such as Visual
Basic™, Delphi and LabView.
The motion controllers are complemented by a complete range
of servo drives.