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Distributed Motion Control Solution

The AMONet RS-485 series of distributed motion control products are categorized as Slave Modules and Master Cards. The AMAX-1220/1240/2240 series are used to increase the number of axes for distributed motion control networks; the AMAX-1750/2750 series extend the digital I/O capacity, each digital input module reduces wiring between driver and controller. The Master Card is installed in the host PC, the PCI-1202U and the PCM-3202P master cards collect and publish the information to the host PC. The advantage of the AMONet RS-485 is its compatibility with motor drivers from different vendors such as Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Yaskawa. Thus, the AMONet is engineered to tackle the problems of increased spending on wiring and maintenance of these distributed motion control systems.

Product Categories

  • EtherCAT Solution

    To communicate in real-time using the EtherCAT protocol, Advantech’s EtherCAT solution, includes master cards and I/O slave modules, to precisely synchronize the motion of multiple-axis and deliver high speed data via an enhanced I/O capability.

    • AMAX-4817

      The AMAX-4817 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module and equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN rail mount kit install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks help users to maintain and set up their system. All analog input channels are protected by a 2,500 VDC isolation circuit.
    • AMAX-4820

      The AMAX-4820 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module and equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN rail mount kit install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks help users to maintain and set up their system. All analog output channels are protected by a 2,500 VDC isolation circuit.
    • PCI-1203

      The PCI-1203 is a 2-port EtherCAT PCI Universal card. It is a ready-to-use EtherCAT development platform for all PC-based industrial automation. The EtherCAT protocol stack is executed autonomously on the PCI card. It allows the host to handle up to two EtherCAT networks with extremely short cycle time for Motion and pure I/O applictions. For EtherCAT motion port, communication cycle time is no more than 500 μs for connecting 32 axes of servo motors and for fast I/O ports the cycle time is no more than 200us in a high speed I/O system. There are 4 - channel isolated digital outputs and 8 - channel isolated inputs on the PCI-1203 to meet the extra high speed I/O requirements. Real-time and high-precision capability are features of PCI-1203. In addition, all Advantech motion controllers use the "Common Motion API" architecture which is a unified user programming interface and graphical utility. This architecture saves application maintenance and upgrades. Programmers can benefit from using any Advantech SoftMotion controller without changing large amounts of the application code. User-friendly examples decrease programming load, helping users complete configuration and diagnosis easily.
    • AMAX-3285IO

      AMAX-3285IO provides the ability to connect step motor drives and servo motor drives with CW/CCW and Pulse/Direction interfaces to EtherCAT networks controlled by Advantech EtherCAT master PCI-1203. AMAX-3285IO has open frame designs for horizontal placement and an interface connector mounted on the board. With a to-servo-drive transfer cable, it can be conveniently connected to Mitsubishi J3/J4, Yaskwa Sigma V/7, and Panasonic A4/A5 servos. AMAX-3285IO is an 8-axis EtherCAT motion slave module that supports motion interpolation, axes synchronization, and continuous contouring. Advantech also provides a common motion API library, graphical utility, and user-friendly examples to reduce the programming load and facilitate easy configuration and diagnosis.
    • AMAX-4830

      The AMAX-4830 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital input and digital output channels are protected by 2,500 V DC isolation.
    • AMAX-4856

      e AMAX-4856 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital input and digital output channels are protected by 2,500 VDC isolation circuits.
    • AMAX-4833

      The AMAX-4833 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital input channels are protected by 2,500 V DC isolation.
    • AMAX-4834

      The AMAX-4834 is an industria EtherCAT slave module equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital output channels are protected by 2,500 V DC isolation.
    • AMAX-4850

      The AMAX-4850 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital input and PhotoMOS Relay Output channels are protected by isolation circuits.
    • AMAX-4855

      The AMAX-4855 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital input and PhotoMOS Relay Output channels are protected by isolation circuits.
    • AMAX-4860

      The AMAX-4860 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital input channels are protected by 2,500 VDC isolation circuits.
    • AMAX-4862

      The AMAX-4862 is an industrial EtherCAT slave module equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. Its compact size and DIN-rail mount kit can install easily in a cabinet. Euro type pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicator help users to maintain and set up their system. All digital input channels are protected by 2,500 VDC isolation circuits.
    • ADAM-5000/ECAT

      The ADAM-5000/ECAT 4-slot distributed flexible system can provide high-speed, high-precision remote I/O for EtherCAT. It is the link between the EtherCAT automation control network and the EtherCAT I/O modules ranging from basic DI/O's to high-speed AI/O models for different application scenarios. All our EtherCAT devices have been designed and tested to meet Advantech's stringent requirements on noise immunity. Fast, accurate, highly -efficient data transmission and easy remote configuration make ADAM-5000/ECAT the perfect match in industrial automation architecture.
  • ADAM-E5000 I/O Modules

    The ADAM-5000/ECAT 4-slot distributed flexible system can provide high-speed, high-precision remote I/O for EtherCAT. It is the link between the EtherCAT automation control network and the EtherCAT I/O modules ranging from basic DI/O's to high-speed AI/O models for different application scenarios. All our EtherCAT devices have been designed and tested to meet Advantech's stringent requirements on noise immunity. Fast, accurate, highly-efficient data transmission and easy remote configuration make ADAM-5000/ECAT the perfect match in industrial automation architecture.

  • AMONet

    The AMONet RS-485 series of distributed motion control products are categorized as Slave Modules and Master Cards. The AMAX-1220/1240/2240 series are used to increase the number of axes for distributed motion control networks; the AMAX-1750/2750 series extend the digital I/O capacity, each digital input module reduces wiring between driver and controller. The Master Card is installed in the host PC, the PCI-1202U and the PCM-3202P master cards collect and publish the information to the host PC. The advantage of the AMONet RS-485 is its compatibility with motor drivers from different vendors such as Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Yaskawa. Thus, the AMONet is engineered to tackle the problems of increased spending on wiring and maintenance of these distributed motion control systems.

    • PCI-1202U

      PCI-1202U is a PCI interface card which supports two AMONet RS-485 master rings, and transfers data between host and slaves directly without any operations in between. Each ring can control up to 2048 I/O points, 64 axes, or a combination of I/O points and axes for motion control. The ring can support up to 20 Mbps transfer rate and a maximum communication distance of up to 100 meters. <br>The communication between master and slave is based on a customized RS-485 solution that saves wires, covers a long distance, supports high-speed communication and has time-deterministic features. The communication interface between master and host PC is accomplished by memory mapping. Various functions can be chosen on the slave modules, and standard industrial DIN-rail mounting design makes it easy to distribute them in the field. The master collects information from slave modules and publishes the information to its host PC.
    • AMAX-1220

      AMAX-1220 and AMAX-1240 have compact open frame designs for horizontal placement and an interface connector mounted on the board. With a transfer cable to servo drive, both models can conveniently connect to Mitsubishi J3, Yaskwa Sigma V and Panasonic A4/A5. The AMAX-1220 is an economic 2-axis AMONet slave module which supports motion functionality in point-to-point (PTP), linear & circular interpolation, simultaneously start/stop among multiple slave modules, and brake signal to servo for emergence consideration. The AMAX-1240 is an advanced 4-axis AMONet slave module which not only supports AMAX-1220 motion functionality, but also supports advanced features in position compare and triggering function. Both linear interval and table setups are supported.
    • AMAX-1240

      AMAX-1220 and AMAX-1240 have compact open frame designs for horizontal placement and an interface connector mounted on the board. With a transfer cable to servo drive, both models can conveniently connect to Mitsubishi J3, Yaskwa Sigma V and Panasonic A4/A5. The AMAX-1220 is an economic 2-axis AMONet slave module which supports motion functionality in point-to-point (PTP), linear & circular interpolation, simultaneously start/stop among multiple slave modules, and brake signal to servo for emergence consideration. The AMAX-1240 is an advanced 4-axis AMONet slave module which not only supports AMAX-1220 motion functionality, but also supports advanced features in position compare and triggering function. Both linear interval and table setups are supported.
    • AMAX-1752

      The AMAX-1752, AMAX-1754 and AMAX-1756 are compact open frame designs for horizontal placement, on-board screw terminal for direct wiring and on-board easily-visible LED indicators are for system diagnosis. All the digital I/O slave modules could be connected and distributed by standard LAN cables thereby saving wiring costs and maintenance. Three models are introduced: 32-ch digital input (AMAX-1752), 32-ch digital output (AMAX-1754) and 16-ch digital input/output (AMAX-1756). According to maximum communication baud rate, 2048 I/O points can be scanned and updated within 1.04 ms.
    • AMAX-1754

      The AMAX-1752, AMAX-1754 and AMAX-1756 are compact open frame designs for horizontal placement, on-board screw terminal for direct wiring and on-board easily-visible LED indicators are for system diagnosis. All the digital I/O slave modules could be connected and distributed by standard LAN cables thereby saving wiring costs and maintenance. Three models are introduced: 32-ch digital input (AMAX-1752), 32-ch digital output (AMAX-1754) and 16-ch digital input/output (AMAX-1756). According to maximum communication baud rate, 2048 I/O points can be scanned and updated within 1.04 ms.
    • AMAX-1756

      The AMAX-1752, AMAX-1754 and AMAX-1756 are compact open frame designs for horizontal placement, on-board screw terminal for direct wiring and on-board easily-visible LED indicators are for system diagnosis. All the digital I/O slave modules could be connected and distributed by standard LAN cables thereby saving wiring costs and maintenance. Three models are introduced: 32-ch digital input (AMAX-1752), 32-ch digital output (AMAX-1754) and 16-ch digital input/output (AMAX-1756). According to maximum communication baud rate, 2048 I/O points can be scanned and updated within 1.04 ms.
    • AMAX-2241/PMA

      AMAX-2240 series is used to increase the number of axes for an AMONet RS-485 distributed motion control network. These extension slave modules connect serially by a simple and affordable Cat.5 LAN cable, reducing the wiring between driver and controller. This is very suitable for highly integrated machine automation applications. Please select cable SCSI-20P and plug this cable into the motor driver and motion slave module.
    • AMAX-2752SY

      The AMAX-2750SY series consists of digital slave modules for AMONet RS-485 that extend the digital I/O capacity. All the digital I/O slave extension modules are connected serially with a simple Cat.5 cable. This reduces wiring between driver and controller and is very suitable for highly integrated machine automation applications. High speed, scalability and cost-effectiveness ensures a solid solution for machine builders. There are 3 main types of digital I/O slave modules, 32-ch digital input, 32-ch digital output, and 16/16-ch digital input/output. With these slave modules, you can connect actuators/sensors directly with minimum hassle. You can access I/O points nearby or 100 meters away using simple and low-cost wiring, and the high speed of AMONet RS-485 makes it possible to scan 2,048 I/O channels in 1.04 ms.
    • AMAX-2754SY

      The AMAX-2750SY series consists of digital slave modules for AMONet RS-485 that extend the digital I/O capacity. All the digital I/O slave extension modules are connected serially with a simple Cat.5 cable. This reduces wiring between driver and controller and is very suitable for highly integrated machine automation applications. High speed, scalability and cost-effectiveness ensures a solid solution for machine builders. There are 3 main types of digital I/O slave modules, 32-ch digital input, 32-ch digital output, and 16/16-ch digital input/output. With these slave modules, you can connect actuators/sensors directly with minimum hassle. You can access I/O points nearby or 100 meters away using simple and low-cost wiring, and the high speed of AMONet RS-485 makes it possible to scan 2,048 I/O channels in 1.04 ms.
    • AMAX-2756SY

      The AMAX-2750SY series consists of digital slave modules for AMONet RS-485 that extend the digital I/O capacity. All the digital I/O slave extension modules are connected serially with a simple Cat.5 cable. This reduces wiring between driver and controller and is very suitable for highly integrated machine automation applications. High speed, scalability and cost-effectiveness ensures a solid solution for machine builders. There are 3 main types of digital I/O slave modules, 32-ch digital input, 32-ch digital output, and 16/16-ch digital input/output. With these slave modules, you can connect actuators/sensors directly with minimum hassle. You can access I/O points nearby or 100 meters away using simple and low-cost wiring, and the high speed of AMONet RS-485 makes it possible to scan 2,048 I/O channels in 1.04 ms.

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