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ACS Motion Control Introduces Smarter Motion Systems

ACS Motion Control

Smarter Motion SystemsMIGDAL HA’EMEK, Israel — ACS Motion Control, a leading international provider of advanced multi-axis motion and machine control solutions, has developed smart motion systems that decrease cycle times and increase throughput, all in a smaller, low footprint package. ACS’ advanced algorithms, designed specifically for handling highly demanding force control applications like wire bonding, limit impact forces and suppress induced vibrations to achieve maximal bandwidth and practically zero settling time to sub-micron resolution.

In wire bonding applications, after contact is detected, force is applied based on a pre-defined timing diagram, and the system switches back smoothly to ‘position’ mode. ACS’ advanced EtherCAT-based architecture enables a smooth transition from ‘position’ mode to ‘force’ mode and back within 50usec.

ACS’ intelligent systems feature motion profiles that operate at a real-time servo update rate (20kHz), providing dynamic performance that results in smooth, fast motions with durations as low as 100-500usec. The profile generation is superior to second- and third-order motion profiles in that it results in reduced drive current during aggressive moves, allowing for increased throughput.

“Our special algorithms generate advanced motion control functions that feature non-linear spring compensation, gravity compensation, and a damping mechanism to limit impact force and suppress induced vibrations. Through these advances, we minimize settling time, eliminate jitter, increase accuracy, and enhance the accuracy of the motion system,” said Ze’ev Kirshenboim, President of ACS Motion Control. “Wire bonding is a challenging application. ACS systems maximize throughput and provide the highest performance of any solution available in the market today.”

ACS’ EtherCAT®-based distributed control architecture creates custom solutions based on combinations of modular, scalable, standard product offerings. In a recent wirebonding application, ACS developed a control solution consisting of its SPiiPlusSC + UDMlc + UDMba units. The SPiiPlusSC (Soft Controller) is a state-of-the-art, PC-based, zero-footprint controller with support for up to 64 fully-coordinated axes and a 5kHz update rate. The UDMlc is a lower-power, low-footprint, high-performance, quad-axis drive and is used to power the bonding head axis. It also has the advantage of an extra (4th) axis, which can be used for an additional non-demanding, typically open-loop process (opening and closing a shutter, for example). The UDMba is a higher-power, high-performance, dual-axis drive and powers the XY stage.

For more information about ACS’ force control applications like wire bonding, contact ACS at Gavriel Industrial Park, Migdal Ha'Emek, Israel, call 972-4-465 6440 ext. 243, or e-mail sales@acsmotioncontrol.com.

About ACS Motion Control
An international manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion controllers, machine controllers and integrated control modules, ACS provides standard and custom products that combine power and precision to deliver flexible, economical, user-friendly motion and machine control solutions. Established in 1985, ACS’ international headquarters is located in Israel and its North American headquarters resides in Eden Prairie, MN. ACS also has facilities in South Korea and China, and distributors worldwide that deliver dependable customer service and product support. ACS is an ISO9001 certified manufacturing facility, demonstrating its continuous commitment to providing customers with reliable devices that are thoroughly tested with the latest available techniques.

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