Motion Control & Drives


4-axis step motor controller

June 2017 Motion Control & Drives

Through listening to and responding to its customers’ ever-changing needs, SMC Pneumatics has introduced the JXC83 controller, which can control up to four electric actuators simultaneously for single or multiple axes. Providing a comprehensive and flexible solution, this latest controller offers savings on equipment costs, programming time, wiring and space.

Launched in 2016, the controller is compatible with the majority of the actuators in SMC’s LE range. It also uses minimum wiring due to a common power supply cable and less I/O cable is required, thereby reducing overall costs.

Ernst Smith, SMC product manager explains how, amongst its savings, the JXC83 also reduces labour time for increased productivity in the workplace, “All four axes of this controller can be set with just one connection, ensuring easy programming and minimal hassle,” explains Smith.

“By introducing the JXC83, we have responded to market needs for a single controller that is flexible and simple to set up. By also giving our customers a range of savings, we believe this latest controller from SMC will meet the demands of those working within general industry.”

The JXC83 has the capability to move two axes with arc interpolation or three axes with linear interpolation at any one time in certain conditions. “The JXC83 will greatly benefit the general industrial machinery sector and is suitable for a range of applications such as pick and place and vertical board lifting,” concludes Smith.



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