Programmable Multi-Axis Controller Breaks Speed Limits

Said to be breaking output-speed records, OMRON’s CK3M-series programmable multi-axis controller achieves nanoscale motion control. Targeting future manufacturing in the digital and automotive industries, the controller was originally created by Delta Tau Data Systems with design technologies that OMRON has refined over the years.


With conventional controllers that can connect with only specified devices, fully synchronized control is difficult because separate controllers are used to control each device. Therefore, machine builders develop their own controller boards for machines and control machines by incorporating their own control algorithms, but design change due to discontinuation of used parts is a huge cost burden. The CK3M Series can solve this problem by providing connectivity to virtually any type of motors and encoders using EtherCAT and encoder communication protocols. This means only one controller is needed for high-speed synchronous control. Moreover, ANSI C or original programming language allows machine builders to create their own control algorithms.

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Highlight features of the CK3M Series include:

  • CK3M Series can interface with various encoders and motors, providing high-precision synchronous control and increasing machine performance.
  • Output speeds of 50 µs/5 axes. High-speed feedback control enables precise path control in precision machining.
  • ANSI C or original programming language allows users to create complex and advanced algorithms. Full closed loop control by servo drives can be incorporated into the controller. Users can customize machine control such as vibration suppression optimized for the machine mechanism.


 For more information, visit OMRON.

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