Second generation box controllers boast new and improved featuresJun 21, 2022
RADFORD, Va. - Nippon Pulse is excited to announce its new generation of box-level motion controllers, the Commander box (CMD-4EX). The CMD-4EX controllers contain a Nippon Pulse Commander core module (CMD-4CR), which provides some new features for our box controllers, as well as improvements to features of the first-generation PMX box controllers.
The biggest improvement to the new CMD box controller is the switch in USB interface from a custom API to a Windows HID API, which will allow users to get the device up and running much faster, without the need to source and install additional software.
The second-generation controller also improves on the first with a new feature - helical interpolation on the X-Y-Z axes - and allows for circular and arc interpolation between any two axes, not just the X and Y. CMD-4EX also has a built-in 4-axis driver with a TBD option, a pulser (MPG output) and an extra axis of buffer compared to the PMX. The CMD box has additional homing modes, high-speed inputs and outputs, and general purpose I/O, and a 32-bit Arm microprocessor.
These improvements to the second-generation box controller will free up bandwidth, provide more flexibility in control, and get new applications operating more readily.
About the Company: Nippon Pulse America Inc. is an American subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nippon Pulse Motor Co., Ltd. Nippon Pulse is a global manufacturer and Tier 1 supplier of precision motion control products for original equipment manufacturers. We provide a wide array of motion control solutions to meet your needs, including industry-leading stepper motors, the innovative Linear Shaft Motor, controllers and drivers. For more information about Nippon Pulse's quality products, visit nipponpulse.com or call 1-540-633-1677.