Lisa Wade, Galil Motion Control
Patty Garrison, McMullen Advertising, Inc.
GALIL'S DMC-2100 MOTION CONTROLLER NOW
Communicates Between Controller & Hundreds of I/O Points
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 20, 1999 -- Galil motion control, inc., pioneer and
leader of digital motion control technology, today announced that they added support of
the Modbus Ethernet protocol and multi-master and multi-slave capabilities to their DMC-
2100 standalone controller. These new features take advantage of an Ethernet-based
LAN (local area network) to provide faster and more efficient communications with less
wiring, while expanding the number of I/O (input/output) to which the controller connects.
Modbus, a serial bus developed by Modicon enables communication between I/O
devices. It is seen in the industry as the standard protocol for distributed control systems
(DCS). Using Modbus as an additional communication layer, the DMC-2100 provides
easy-to-use commands for reading and writing to remote digital and analog I/0.
"Once again our engineers at Galil have raised the bar on motion control
technology," said Jacob Tal, president and co-founder of Galil Motion Control. "Ethernet is
here to stay. We will continue to pursue its advantages with new features added to our
The DMC-2100's multi-master capability enables multiple computers to talk
directly to the controller using Ethernet. For example, a computer can send motion
commands at the same time another PC is receiving status information from the same
controller. With multi-slave capability, Galil's DMC-2100 is in direct communication to all
I/O devices via the Ethernet LAN. This reduces the wiring for each I/O device because it
no longer has to plug directly into the controller. Instead of individual device wires, you
can run all of your I/O over Ethernet.
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