The Ensemble® is Aerotech’s next-generation, multi-axis motion controller for moderate- to high-performance applications with high-speed communication through 10/100 Base T Ethernet or USB interfaces.
- Up to 10 axes of coordinated motion
- Multiple 10-axis systems can be controlled by a single PC via Ethernet or USB
- Controller architecture capable of coordinating motion of up to five independent tasks
|Model||Peak Current||Control Supply||Type||Motor Style||Additional information|
|Ensemble HPe||Up to 200 A||85-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz||PWM||Brush, Brushless, Stepper||View source|
|Ensemble CP||Up to 30 A||85-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz||PWM||Brush, Brushless, Stepper||View source|
|Ensemble MP||10 A||24-80 VDC||PWM||Brush, Brushless, Stepper||View source|
|Ensemble HLe||Up to 20 A||85-240; 50/60 Hz||Linear||Brush, Brushless, Stepper, Voice Coil||View source|
|Ensemble CL||10 A||85-240; 50/60 Hz||Linear||Brush, Brushless, Stepper, Voice Coil||View source|
|Ensemble ML||10 A||18-36 VDC||Linear||Brush, Brushless, Stepper, Voice Coil||View source|
|Ensemble Epaq||10 A||100/115/200/230 VAC; 50/60 Hz||PWM/Linear||Brush, Brushless, Stepper||View source|
|Ensemble Epaq MR||10 A||100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz||PWM/Linear||Brush, Brushless, Stepper||View source|
|Ensemble LAB||5 A||100-230 VAC; 50/60 Hz||Linear||Brush, Brushless, Stepper||View source|
The versatile Ensemble offers three methods for stand-alone, multi-axis motion control.
- Option 1: Use the Ensemble Epaq with integrated drives to control up to six axes for desktop or rack-mount applications.
- Option 2: Use a distributed network of panel-mounted Ensemble drives to provide up to ten axes of synchronized motion.
- Option 3: Use the Ensemble Epaq and add three Ensemble panel-mounted external drives for up to nine axes of motion control.
With the Ensemble stand-alone controller, up to ten axes of synchronized motion are offered in a distributed network of panel-mounted drives. This is excellent for applications where drives must be embedded into a machine at various locations or where panel space is at a premium. For desktop and rack-mount installations, the Ensemble is offered in a stand-alone 6-axis unit with integrated drives. Three additional panel-mounted linear or PWM drives may be added externally to the six-axis unit for up to nine axes of motion control. The Ensemble can control any Aerotech brushless, brush, or stepper motors or stages in any combination. The simple parameter interface also allows easy integration with third-party motors and stages. The controller encoder interface includes TTL quadrature input or analog encoder input. Multiple Ensemble controllers can be controlled from a single Windows® PC through Ethernet or USB, allowing many more than ten axes of motion to be operated from one host PC.
Aerotech’s Ensemble controller is compatible with EPICS. Motor records are available from Argonne National Lab. Use your existing EPICS interface to control the most advanced motion controller in the industry.
Aerotech’s Ensemble controller is compatible with TANGO environments. The TANGO Device Server is available on Sourceforge.net. Use the industry’s most advanced motion controller in your existing TANGO environment.
The Ensemble is used in a variety of high performance motion applications on the production floor and in the R&D lab. Below are a few examples of applications using the Ensemble platform.
- Packaging Machines (Multi-Axis Applications)
- Web Applications
- Printing Applications
- Rollover Unit Testing
- IMU Testing
- Mask Alignment
- Vertical Form, Fill and Seal
- Smart Vision Systems
- Die Bonding
- Via Drilling
- Wafer Scribing and Singulation (Dicing)
- Resistor Trimming
- Chip Testing
- Chip Packaging
- Motion Simulators
- Thin-Film Manufacturing