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Introducing the ACR7000, a New Family of Integrated Controller Products

Parker Hannifin - Motion Systems Group

ACR7000Parker’s Electromechanical & Drives Division North America is pleased to announce the release of the ACR7000 series controllers. The new ACR7000 series combines performance, value and scalability that exceeds OEM expectations. Built on the well-known ACR9000 platform, the new family utilizes re-imagined hardware designs, ideal for tabletop and laboratory style instruments. With the power and flexibility of the AcroBasic language, the ACR7000 series is the perfect building block for customer specific motion system solutions.

“The first member of the ACR7000 family packs a versatile motion controller, efficient, high-performance stepper drives, and fast Ethernet communications into a compact, space-saving package,” says Jim Wiley, Product Manager for Parker. “The all-in-one design will not only reduce the footprint of the control system but also eliminates the numerous connections and cables between drive and controller.”  

Hardware features include:

  • 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
  • Ethernet Communications, RJ-45 Connection
  • 24VDC Motor Input Power and separate 24VDC control power
  • Four micro-stepping drives with up to 4Amps for each motor
  • Selectable micro-stepping resolution, up to 51,200 steps/rev
  • Four Encoder inputs for optional position maintenance or position verification functions
  • On-board I/O, including high-speed trigger inputs and encoder-based outputs

The release of the ACR7000 also introduces a new software development tool, Parker Motion Manager (PMM). Parker Motion Manager combines the best of Parker’s ACR-View (a powerful code-development tool) and years of user feedback in a modern, user-friendly, and scalable software development environment. A stream-lined set-up wizard and new-look software oscilloscope are among the exciting features in PMM.  

About Parker Electromechanical & Drives Division
A division of Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Motion Systems Group, EM&D is a pioneer, developer, and manufacturer of full-spectrum computer-based motion controllers, servo/step motor drives, servo motors and human-machine interfaces, positioning systems, gearheads and gear motors. These products automate the manufacturing of a significant fraction of the world’s goods and services. Electromechanical Automation products are sold via independent authorized Automation Technology Centers—a group of nearly 100 professional, highly trained organizations with more than 135 points-of-presence throughout the world.  

About Parker Hannifin
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to help solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

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