ensemble_familyThe 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

Overview

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.

EPICS Compatible

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.

TANGO Compatible

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.

Ensemble Applications

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
  • ECM
  • Marking
  • 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

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