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Next Move ES Motion Controller


NextMove ES is a compact EuroCard format motion controller for control of up to 6 axes of motion control (2 servo, 4 open loop stepper). Using the latest generation 32-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), NextMove ES, 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 either Baldor's range of CAN I/O modules operating over the NextMove ES CAN bus, or alternatively, CANopen devices conforming to the standard DS401 I/O profile.

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

NextMove ES is available with RS232 (or optional RS485) and USB programming ports.

  • Eurocard 3U rack mount configuration. Optional backplanes available with screw terminations
  • 32-bit 120MHz Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
  • 2MByte SRAM for user programs and data
  • 2MByte FLASH for firmware and user program storage
  • 32kByte FRAM for non-volatile parameter storage
  • Controls 2 axes of servo & 4 axes of stepper, or:
  • 6 axes of servo - when used with FlexDrive or MicroFlex in step and direction mode
  • RS232 (115,200 Baud) and USB programming interfaces
    USB drivers compatible with Windows 2000/XP
  • Optional RS485 serial port
  • 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
  • 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