Elmo Adds Advanced Features to its Gold Maestro Motion Controller

By Caroline Rees / 23 Oct 2013
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Elmo's Gold Maestro Motion ControllerElmo Motion Control has announced the firmware release for Gold Maestro Motion Controller Version, including a range of powerful new features that make complex motion tasks easier to program and faster to implement.

Elmo’s Gold Maestro (G-MAS) is an advanced, fast, precise, user-friendly and cost-effective distributed networking motion controller that leads the market. According to Benjamin Spitzer, Product Manager, “The Elmo team has implemented a number of new and advanced features into the Gold Maestro that enhance the functionality of the updated version, maintaining G-MAS as the preferred networking motion controller across all industries.”

The Gold Maestro now offers full Delta Robot Support, including Linear, Circle, Polynomial, Table Spline and Table PVT. Simply define the Delta robot part lengths, and the machine is ready to run.

Enhanced Error Correction Support is another new feature of the updated Gold Maestro Motion Controller, enabling position correction of both single and multi-axis positions in real time, based on correction data. Superimposed management of error correction is fully supported. In addition, the feature supports 1D, 2D and 3D error correction.

The Gold Maestro enables Flying Vision with Superimposed Motions (that is, adding another profiler on top of an ongoing motion in real time), significantly improving machine throughput. Flying Vision is used mainly when the exact end position of a motion is unknown and needs to change during the motion, without crossing the initial location. With this functionality, the User can change the target position without changing the current Function Block. Elmo’s Flying Vision enables increased accuracy and motion stability, while reducing process time, with potentially improved speed of 30% or more.

With the Fast Reference to Drive Functionality, the Gold Maestro now supports a fast referencing capability to enable the G-MAS to send an additional position reference to a drive. The position reference can specify the actual or target positions for axes in the system, as well as a position along a Group axis path. This can be used for numerous purposes, including Additional Auxiliary Profiler to drive, Advanced Gain Scheduling, and Touch Probe.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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