for the interpolated control of 2, 4 or 8 motor axis
optimal solution for motor drives with analog +/-10V interface
"On-board" digital I/Os (5 to 24 Volt, PMAC2 is limited to 5 Volt)
dedicated user interface with automatic functions, which are supported directly by the PMAC firmware
PMAC(1) supported the STDbus- format as well
MACRO is a high speed connection between controller and drive. The data transmission rate with MACRO is 120 megabits per second.
MACRO simplifies the complexity of the system wiring. Due to the usage of fiber optical cable the EMC immunity is improved (connections up to 3.000 m are possible). Both servo and I/O information are transmitted in real-time.
With MACRO and MACRO compatible single axis drives (for example Servostar SP PowerBlock) or I/O devices distributed control systems can be realized in a optimal way.