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Flexibility in motion with the new Delta AX-8 series

Flexibility in motion with the new Delta AX-8 series

With the introduction of the new AX-8 series, Delta has extended its capabilities in motion control. Thanks to the embedded multi-core technology and real-time extension, this powerful IPC controller based on the CODESYS platform is said to guarantee high performance in a compact fan-less design.

The embedded Intel J1900 Quad Core processor offers optimal performance and ensures low power consumption in a compact, fan-less format. Despite its small size (54.2×141×137.5 mm), it includes a wide range of interfaces: three independent 1Gbps Ethernet ports, four USB ports, one HDMI and an SD card slot to provide additional memory storage for data backup. Comfortable push-in connectors give easy access to the power supply and the additional I/O port, which includes 16 DI/DOs, incremental and SSI encoder interfaces and RS422/485 serial port.

Thanks to the CODESYS platform and its embedded real-time extension, the AX-8 becomes a powerful motion controller able to control up to 64 axes through the embedded EtherCAT interface. PLC, motion control and Windows OS can live on the same device without affecting each other’s performance. Users can also leverage the flexibility of a standard operating system; for example, installing third-party SW tools or running HMI applications on the AX-8 itself.

Delta says the AX-8 series can fulfil user demands across a wide range of applications in many different market segments, such as packaging, woodworking, metalworking and material handling. Flow pack machines, labelling machines, palletizers, as well as CNC milling machines, assembly and robotic pick and place applications, are just some examples of how it can be utilised.

 

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