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RMC100 Series

2 to 8-Axis Motion Controller

The RMC100 is a proven motion controller, suitable for established applications. For new applications, Delta recommends the RMC150 motion controller.

The RMC100’s modular construction allows you to mix and match from two to eight axes of any combination of transducers, and provides a variety of communications options. Delta will factory configure your complete RMC100 motion control module.

Use the RMCWin software for setup, programming, and troubleshooting of the RMC100.

Leftmost Slot CPU Module Transducer Interface Modules

CPU Modules

CPU
RMC100Position and velocity control.
RMC101Position and velocity control with pressure control.
This adds support for controlling both position and pressure or position and force with one actuator.

Communications Modules (leftmost slot)

Module RMC100   Communication Type
ENET
yes
10 Mbps Ethernet (Slave)
PROFI
yes
PROFIBUS-DP (Slave)
SERIAL
yes
Serial RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 (Slave)
MB+
yes
Modbus Plus (Slave)
UI/O
SSI Inter-controller Communciation
DI/O
yes
Discrete I/O

Transducer Interface Modules

Module RMC100   RMC150E   Axes Feedback Interface Drive Output (1 per axis)
M
yes
yes
2 MDT (Start/Stop, PWM) ±10V*, 12-bit analog
S
yes
yes
2 SSI
RMC150: 8-31 bits
RMC100: 4-32 bits
±10V*, 12-bit analog
H
yes
yes
2 Analog (4 inputs, 16-bit)
±10V and 4-20mA
±10V*, 12-bit analog
G
yes
yes
2 Analog (2 inputs, 16-bit)**
±10V only
±10V*, 12-bit analog
A
yes
yes
0 Analog (4 inputs, 12-bit)
±10V and 4-20mA
none
Q
yes
yes
2 Quadrature
5V differential (RS-422)
±10V*, 14-bit analog
QST
yes
2 Quadrature
5V differential (RS-422)
Step and Direction
R
yes
yes
2 Resolver ±10V*, 14-bit analog
DI/O
yes
yes
0 18 discrete inputs, 8 discrete outputs none

* Use Delta’s VC2124 to convert from ±10V to bipolar current, ±10mA to ±100mA.
** G module does not have 4-20mA input capability, use H or A for 4-20mA inputs.

RMC100 Control Options

The RMC100 comes standard with a rich set of pre-programmed motion algorithms, which can reduce motion system implementation time by a factor of 10 or more. Motion control options extend from “Quick Moves” which allow positioning at the maximum speed possible by the physical system, to sophisticated curve-following routines and powerful force and position/pressure modes. Your choice of Motion Control Options will depend on the required performance and physical system parameters.

Motion Control Options Performance Characteristics
Trapezoidal Profile Easy to synchronize. Can be changed on the fly. Edges cause discontinuities limited by drive performance
S-Curve Ramps Smoother control, produces higher peak accelerations
Quick Mode Fast point-to-point moves, cannot synchronize
Splines Cubic splines produce smooth curves from a few points.
Open Loop Controls output directly instead of using PID—useful during setup, and for jogging and special applications
Synchronized Moves Axes track even if moving different distances, speed limited by slowest axis (linear interpolation).
Electronic Gearing Multiple axes can track Master (often a quadrature encoder)
Analog Reference Analog signal (joystick, PLC output, etc) can be Master
Filtered Reference Any input type (analog, MDT, quadrature, etc.) can be used as a reference, with adjustable filtering

This is is only a partial list. Delta periodically provides new releases of RMC firmware and software incorporating field and customer driven ideas and suggestions.

Pressure Control Options Performance Characteristics
Position/Pressure or Position/Differential Force Transfer smoothly between Position Control and Pressure or Force Control
Pressure or Differential Force Limit Position Control limited by Pressure or Force
Pressure or Differential Force Control only by Pressure or Force
Pressure Regulating Mode Control pressure or force similar to position

This is is only a partial list. Delta periodically provides new releases of RMC firmware and software incorporating field and customer driven ideas and suggestions.

Complete Parameter Set

RMC100 motion controllers contain a full set of parameters for servo control of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including:

This is is only a partial list. Delta periodically provides new releases of RMC firmware and software incorporating field and customer driven ideas and suggestions.

Programming

With the RMC100 Series, motion control programming can be done in a variety of ways. It can be done entirely within the host PLC (or other host system) by issuing commands to the RMC. Or, for simple applications, programming can be done entirely within the RMC using the RMC100 256-step Event Step Table. Alternatively, fast sequences can be implemented in the Event Step Table which execute at the RMC loop time, while less time-critical functions are handled via the PLC.