The compatible BBD102 Brushless DC Motor Controllers is a 3-axis DC Servo controller. It provides a user-configurable, S-curve acceleration/deceleration profile that enables fast, smooth positioning without vibration or shock. It is ideal for motion control applications demanding operation at high speeds (hundreds of mm/s) and high encoder resolution (<100 nm). These controllers offer up to three channels of high-precision motion control for a wide range of applications. With the latest digital and analog techniques and high-bandwidth, high-power servo control circuitry, the BBD102 controller is designed to drive brushless DC servo motor products with continuous output currents of up to 5 A.
The BBD102 controller features Thorlabs' standard apt™ control and programming interface, enabling easy integration into automated motion control applications. This unit is capable of being reprogrammed in-field and can be upgraded with future firmware releases. For greater flexibility, communication with a PC is supported using either a USB or RS232 serial interface. The controllers are supplied with a software development kit (SDK) in order to support automated PC control of the stage. This is useful to system integrators and other automation specialists who need to combine operation of the stage with other microscopy automation accessories. The fully documented SDK supports all major development languages running on Windows and comes in the form of ActiveX libraries or a conventional dynamic link library (DLL).
USB connectivity provides easy plug-and-play PC operation. Multiple units can be connected to a single PC via standard USB hub technology for multi-axis motion control applications. Combining this feature with the user-friendly apt™ software allows the user to program and carry out complex move sequences in a short space of time.