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The Galil Design Kit (GDK) is Galil’s newest software environment that provides easy communication with Galil’s motion controllers and PLCs. Galil has recently introduced the new Scope and Tuner to GDK’s growing list of tools and capabilities. All tools are customizable by editing the XLM that’s located in the “More Options” menu at the top right corner of the GDK software.
GDK now includes the following six tools:
When an external force is applied to a system, standard PID parameters may not be sufficient to compensate for it. To better understand how to address this problem, four applications with external forces will be analyzed and an effective solution will be provided for each application. These applications include servo motors moving a vertical load, a spring load, a lever arm, and a compressible substance.
With the recent advancements in single board PCs, having a powerful computing device is now easier and more cost-effective than ever. The Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi model, in particular, have set the stage for this new form of computer. This low-cost platform invites the question,” what is its role in the automation industry?” In this webinar, we will discuss where the Raspberry Pi fits in and how it can be used with Galil’s high-performance controllers and PLCs.
(This article is written by Troy Miller and was originally published on www.galil.com)
An HMI or Human Machine Interface is needed in many motion control applications. These devices are used to allow a user to instruct a machine on what to do without the need of a full PC. Many times HMIs are touch enabled allowing them to be placed on the production floor and used by technicians right by the machine. There are many sources for HMIs and many can cost thousands of dollars. With the arrival of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi models, a small but powerful option arrived. Adding to this, the official Raspberry Pi 7” display, and the Galil application program interface, this powerful trio form the foundation for an inexpensive but fully capable HMI that can be customized for any motion control application.
Galil Motion Control introduces the RIO-574×0, its first EtherCAT Slave I/O Controller. This controller is packed with digital and analog I/O and can greatly expand the I/O capability of an EtherCAT application. The RIO-574×0 is specifically designed to interface seamlessly with Galil’s EtherCAT Master Motion Controller, the DMC-500×0, but it can also be used with any generic EtherCAT Master. Priced around 1/3rd of the competition, the RIO-574×0 provides a compact, cost-effective I/O controller perfect for any EtherCAT application. Read more
Swedish motor manufacturer PiezoMotor just announced a complete controller/driver for use with their piezo electric motors in the Piezo LEGS® series. The unit, which has been named DMC-30019, is built on the DMC-3x01x Pocket Motion Controller Series, which is latest generation single-axis motion controller from Galil Motion Control. Read more
gclib is a C-compatible application programming interface (API) for communicating with Galil motion controllers and PLCs.
This February Galil introduced a new C application program interface (API) library. This library gives programmers access to powerful routines to interact with Galil motion controllers in a wide variety of application development environments. The Galil C Library, or “gclib”, replaces the C++ GalilTools Communication Library, or GCL, released in 2007 and is recommended for all new software development.