ADLINK Debuts PCI-8144 4-Axis Stepper Motor Control Card

ADLINK Technology Inc. announced the PCI-8144, a cost-effective 4-axis stepper motor control card with four pulse output channels. The PCI-8144 delivers high-frequency pulse rates of up to 2.4 MHz, supporting high-speed motors at higher resolutions with faster acceleration. Up to 12 PCI-8144 control cards can be configured to control up to 48 axes from a single host system. The PCI-8144 also offers precise synchronization across all axes to ensure simultaneous starts and stops for accurate motion of complex systems.

ADLINK PCI-8144 4-axis stepper motor control cardThe PCI-8144 supports both T-curve and S-curve speed profiles, as well as unsymmetrical acceleration and deceleration to fit a variety of applications that require fast control with smooth motion. The PCI-8144 also supports the on-the-fly speed changes necessary for CNC machining automation.

A hardware-based emergency stop control is provided to halt the transmission of pulse trains during an emergency. The PCI-8144 also features a software security mechanism to protect your motion control applications.

Software drivers for Windows(R) and ADLINK’s intuitive motion control utility, MotionCreatorPro, are included to allow convenient and efficient testing and debugging of tasks.

The PCI-8144 is available from authorized ADLINK distributors and direct sales offices.

About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality PC-based add-on cards for the test & measurement, automation and process control industries. ADLINK is also quickly emerging as a leader in industrial computing products with innovative passive backplane and CompactPCI platforms. ADLINK products are globally marketed through direct sales offices for OEM customers and an extensive network of worldwide sales channels.

The company has over 30% of its employees in research and development for the following product groups:

  • Test & Measurement: NuDAQ Series of ISA/PCI/cPCI/USB data acquisition and communication cards, NuDAM Series of remote data acquisition modules and DAQBench Active X Controls for visual programming and control.
  • Automation: Motion controllers in cPCI/PCI/PC104 form factors and wire-saving high-speed I/O technology for real-time control applications.
  • Computer & Communication: CompactPCI and PXI computing platforms in both 3U and 6U form factors and PCI-X of PICMG single board computers in half and full-size versions