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Motion Controller

Considerations

Company Controller Price Additional Components Price Total Cost
Gecko Drive G540 $299.00 Power supply $100.00 $399.00
The Motion Group MMC-2S $800.00 DCK-MMC $50.00 $850.00
National Instruments NI PCI-7332 $899.00 Cable & Connector Block $149.00 & $639.00 $1,687.00

Gecko Drive

The G540 is a complete 4-axis system which plugs directly into a computer via the parallel port and to your motors through DB9 connectors. It contains four G250 drives, a breakout board and a hard anodized aluminum case.

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The Motion Group, Inc.

MMC- 2S - Complete Enclosed controllers

The MMC system is an enclosed assembly containing a MMC card, power supply, external connectors, and AC power entry (switch, fuse, filter, lamps, and IEC line filter). The system is connected as an RS-232 serial device and communicates with the host computer through the front panel DB-9 S connector.

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National Instruments

The National Instruments PCI-7332 motion controller is a low-cost stepper motor control board. It provides a solution for integrated stepper motor control in applications ranging from automated drug discovery to optoelectronic component alignment. With the same API as high-performance stepper/servo controllers, the NI PCI-7332 offers 2-axis stepper-only control at a lower cost.

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Choice

MMC-2S from The Motion Group

Example of the MMC-4S

Example of the MMC-4S

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Motion Controller (Word)


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