Delta Tau tales of motion control…….Episode 15: The Turbo PMAC Clipper – the one board control solution

Delta Tau tales of motion control…….Episode 15: The Turbo PMAC Clipper – the one board control solution

Delta Tau has developed the new and revolutionary Turbo PMAC Clipper 4 axis controller which has a one board control solution with I/O and Ethernet, plus Turbo PC/104 with Acc-2P and now comes with a 30% cost reduction.

Turbo PMAC ClipperThrough careful design and manufacturing for optimisation Delta Tau has brought the power of the world leading Turbo PMAC controller family to cost-sensitive applications that could never afford this level of performance before. The Clipper include many features such as the Turbo PMAC CPU with Optional DPRAM and USB, Ethernet and RS-232 Communications (optional Ethernet Modbus).

There are 4 channels axis-interface circuitry, each including 12-bit +10V analogue output, pulse-&-direction digital outputs, 3-channel differential/single-ended encoder input, 5 input flags, 2 output flags and UVW TTL-level ‘hall’ inputs. In addition the Clipper has 32 general-purpose TTL-level I/O points, ‘handwheel’ port with 2 each:
quadrature encoder inputs and pulse (PFM or PWM) output pairs. As options there are 2 channels 12-bit A/D converters, 1 12-bit D/A converter and thumbwheel port.

This fantastic new product has many special features for embedded applications, plus Breakout Board for easy machine integration. The Turbo PMAC Clipper also has optically isolated I/O, indicator LEDs on all I/O and rugged Molex connectors for easy integration.

The amplifier base specifications accommodates brushless motor types either AC or DC, DC brushed or stepper in any mix. The DC Bus (Input) Voltage is 12VDC to 60 VDC, output current is 5A continuous, 15A peak (1 sec) and the PWM frequency is 2KHz to 15 KHz. The status display is 7 segment and the Clipper has protection for voltage (over/under), over temperature, short circuit, and over current.

Micromech is the authorised systems integrator for Delta Tau high level, multi-axis control products, if you wish to find out more about these exciting products then contact Stirling Morley on 01376 333333 or

‘Affordable Automation’


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