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Next Move ESB-2 Motion Controller


NextMove ESB-2 a compact panel mount motion controller for the control of up to 8 axes - 4 servo, 4 open loop stepper. Using the latest generation 32-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), NextMove ESB-2, coupled with MintMT, offers a high speed and flexible motion controller. On board I/O can be used to control many parts of the machine. This can be further expanded with CANopen devices conforming to the standard DS401 I/O profile.

Versatile programming is provided by means of Mint - multitasking BASIC, embedded 'C' or the supplied ActiveX components.

NextMove ESB-2 is available with a RS232 (RS485 optional) and USB port. It is available with 3 servo axes of control or 4 servo axes of control.

  • Panel mount configuration with two part screen connectors and D-type connector for encoder connections
  • 32-bit 120MHz Digital Signal Processor
  • 1MByte SRAM for user programs and data
  • 1MByte FLASH for firmware and user program storage
  • 32kByte FRAM for non-volatile parameter storage
  • Product variants available for 3 or 4 axes of servo control and 4 axes of stepper control (FlexDrive or MicroFlex can be used in step and direction mode for additional 'open loop' servo axes)
  • Uncommitted 12-bit analog output for 3 axis variant
  • Two auxiliary encoder interfaces for position following or position verification with 3-axis servo variant. One additional auxiliary encoder interface for 4-axis servo variant
  • RS232 (115,200 Baud) and USB programming interfaces (optional RS485)
    USB drivers compatible with Windows 2000/XP
  • CAN interface for I/O expansion and HMI interfaces. Can be used to provide full peer-to-peer networking capabilities with other Mint based controllers
  • RoHS compliant
  • Multi-tasking programming capability with MintMT. Number of tasks limited only by available memory
  • Comprehensive move types including: linear, circular and helical interpolation; software cams; flying shears; splines; synchronization with positional offsets and virtual axes
  • Embedded 'C' programming capability (Note: requires purchase of appropriate Texas Instruments compiler)
  • ActiveX libraries supplied free of charge