Press Release

Delta Computer Systems Adds New RMC200 Electro-Hydraulic Motion Controller

RMC200 serves applications requiring flexibility and precise control up to 32 axes.

September 1, 2016 - Battle Ground Washington - Delta Computer Systems Inc. announces the new RMC200 closed-loop electro-hydraulic motion controller, extending the capabilities of previous generations of RMC motion controllers with regard to the number of axes, making the Delta RMC200 the most capable electro-hydraulic motion controller offered to industry.

Production release scheduled for November 2016.

Delta RMC200

"Our customers love the capabilities and ease-of-use of our motion controllers, but increasingly need more axes than we offer in one controller," said Steve Nylund, Delta Computer Systems CEO. "The new RMC200 removes the 8-axis limit, and offers ample processing power for future capabilities as well. And to make it easy for our existing customers, the new RMC200 controllers use Delta's field-proven RMCTools software for setup, tuning, programming and diagnostics." RMCTools shortens application development and deployment times with a graphical programming interface, a powerful motion plotting tool, and a Tuning Wizard that automates the process of setting control loop gains.

With the capacity to handle closed-loop control of up to 32 motion axes, a single RMC200 can manage the motion of a complete forest products or metals processing production line, or a complex testing application involving a large number of sensor inputs. As with the other Delta controllers-RMC75 (which can control 1 or 2 axes) and RMC150 (which can control up to 8 axes)-the RMC200 has special capabilities for synchronizing the motion of multiple axes, enabling the construction of machines with scalable performance and quick production changeovers. Also like Delta's other controllers, RMC200 provides built-in support for controlling pressure/force as well as position/velocity/acceleration. The controller can transition smoothly between these control modes, enabling smooth, reliable motion.

Through use of a programmable "Feature Key," the RMC200 will enable only the number of control loops that a customer's application needs, and hence Delta is able to deliver flexibility and charge for the exact functionality that is required, saving customers money. Other physical enhancements include a display screen on the CPU, I/O modules with push-in wire connectors, and fully-encased, user-installable modules that "rock-in" to provide power-sequencing capability. The unit's modular expandability makes RMC200 virtually "future-proof," supporting expanded control and I/O interfacing compatibility as new modules are developed ensuring that it will continue to be the most capable electro-hydraulic motion controller offered to industry.

About Delta

For more than 34 years, Delta has been a supplier of motion controllers and other industrial products that enable OEMs and integrators to build better machines and get to market quickly. Delta's RMC Motion Controllers are used for hydraulic, pneumatic and electric closed-loop control in a wide array of single and multi-axis control and testing applications. For more information contact Bill Savela, Delta Computer Systems, Inc., at 360-254-8688, or email technicalsales@deltamotion.com.