PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new version of its Mercury Stepper Motion controller. Designed to deliver more than 2,000 times the basic motor resolution, the C-663.12 Mercury controller is the latest addition to PI’s suite of motion control solutions.

PI’s C-663.12 motion controller is designed for 2-phase stepper motors, in open-loop or closed-loop operation commanded by USB or RS-232. Up to 16 units can be combined via daisy chain to operate multi-axis motion systems. The Mercury controller includes a 48-V wide-range-input power supply, and all cables required for operation. Programmable digital and analog I/O lines and input lines for limit and reference point switches controlled via TTL signals are also integrated.

The C-663.12 is equipped with a data recorder for tracing, ID chip compatibility for start-up and parameter changes, and exchange of system components without recalibration. The controllers are delivered with software packages, including drivers for LabVIEW, as well as dynamic libraries for Windows and Linux.

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