The Ensemble control system can control any Aerotech brushless, brush, or stepper motors or positioning stages in any combination and both PWM and linear drives are available. It offers easy to use, affordable multi-axis motion programming for laboratory experimentation, production testing, or advanced OEM automated manufacturing systems.
The versatile Ensemble offers three methods for stand-alone, multi-axis motion control:
Option 1: Use the Ensemble Epaq with integrated drives to control up to six axes for desktop or rack-mount applications
Option 2: Use a distributed network of panel-mounted Ensemble drives to provide up to ten axes of synchronized motion
Option 3: Use the Ensemble Epaq and add three Ensemble panel-mounted external drives for up to nine axes of motion control
With the Ensemble stand-alone controller, up to ten axes of synchronized motion are offered in a distributed network of panel-mounted drives. This is excellent for applications where drives must be embedded into a machine at various locations or where panel space is at a premium. For desktop and rack-mount installations, the Ensemble is offered in a stand-alone 6-axis unit with integrated drives. Three additional panel-mounted linear or PWM drives may be added externally to the six-axis unit for up to nine axes of motion control.
Ensemble Control System Applications Include:
Packaging Machines (Multi-Axis Applications)
Rollover unit testing
Vertical form, fill and seal
Smart vision systems
Wafer scribing and singulation (dicing)
Lastek | Laser & Optical Based Photonic Technologies
The Lastek Group of Companies was formed in 1988 and operates today from a large, fully-restored factory located in the University of Adelaide's Commerce and Research Precinct at Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia. The Group offers a unique set of laser and optical technological resources to the Australian and New Zealand photonics industry. With a staff of over fifteen employees, Lastek brings together a wealth of experience in lasers, optics and complementary technologies.
Lastek is the leading distributor in Australia and New Zealand for many of the world's most advanced laser and photonics companies. Our sales and service personnel, including 3 PhDs, are the most experienced in the industry. We support customers in leading edge applications in diverse fields. These range from fundamental research in physics, chemistry, engineering and biology, to industrial applications of photonics technology, to advanced microscopy and imaging systems, and spectroscopy.
The Groups activities are diverse: in addition to the supply and support of advanced laser and optical equipment; we design and manufacture optical instruments and we undertake custom design and optical project management for a wide range of customers and applications.
Well-equipped workshops and laboratories allow Lastek to undertake design and development tasks, system integration and custom manufacturing project. With in-house expertise in areas as diverse as software development, optical system design, high voltage electronics, opto-mechanical design and fabrication, Lastek have the experience and capabilities to develop advanced optical products, from prototyping to market release.