EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 7, 2013 — ACS Motion Control’s SPiiPlusCMhp/ba control module and EtherCAT master provides 2- or 3-axes motion stage and flexible configurations with additional axes and I/O’s. The device is suited for manufacturers of wafer and flat panel inspection equipment; laser cutting, printing, scribing and annealing equipment; CT and x-ray imaging equipment; and industrial servo-driven material puller/cutter equipment. The device features three built-in 1- to 5-kW universal drives as well as a 20-kHz sampling rate, powerful control algorithms, and incremental and absolute encoder interfaces to deliver servo performance, short move and settle, minimal jitter, improved smoothness, multiaxis synchronization and robustness. As an EtherCAT network master, the device controls and synchronizes up to 32 axes and thousands of I/O. Its open architecture operates in conjunction with the company’s line of EtherCAT servo, step motor drives and I/O modules, as well as with any certified EtherCAT module that complies with CAN-over-EtherCAT (CoE) protocol. The module is fully supported by the SPiiPlusNT Suite application development studio for network setup, drive configuration, axis tuning, and multiaxis application programming. The suite also includes a full PC-based controller simulator.