QuickSilver Controls, Inc. is a motion control product manufacturer based in San Dimas, California established in 1996. QCI markets high-performance, cost-effective motion control products, servo controllers and motors for use in the Original Equipment Manufacturer market. Our innovative approach to solving problems inherent to modern motion control has propelled QCI to the forefront of technology.
"QuickSilver has introduced several non-integrated products showcasing our unique and cost-effective motion control capabilities and user-friendly interfaces," Labriola says, "and we offer complete motion solutions including motors and encoders to help speed our customer's products to market. We look forward to supplying a growing range and depth of products to our customers."
145 oz-in (1Nm) NEMA 23 Frame Servo Motor
QuickSilver Controls, Inc. expands its current line of servo motors with the QCI-A23K-3. This NEMA 23 frame motor generates 145 oz-in (1.0Nm) continuous torque, 165 oz-in (1.1Nm) peak torque, and 58W peak mechanical power. The 23K-3 comes standard with an 8000 count/rev encoder and is available in both IP50 and IP65 (wash down) packages. When combined with QuickSilver's line of easy to use servo controller/drivers, this motor creates a high torque servo control system for speeds up to 2000 RPM. With QCI's ability to handle inertial miss-matches of 100:1, this motor is ideal for driving large flywheel loads without additional gearing. The 23K-3, like QCI's other NEMA 17 and 23 frame servos, requires only a single cable for both encoder and motor signals.
Low Cost CANopen Servo Motor Controller
QuickSilver Controls, Inc. announces its lowest cost CANopen servo motor controller, the SilverDust IGC. This single axis controller includes serial communications (RS-232, RS-485), CANopen and 7 I/O. CANopen can be configured for peer-to-peer, master or slave which allows the controllers to share I/O with other CANopen enabled SilverDust controllers or 3rd party CANopen devices (i.e. I/O blocks, encoders, ...). The RS-232/RS-485 serial network runs in parallel to CANopen for supervisory control from a host (i.e. PC, PLC, HMI...).
For a multi-axis system, connect several IGCs, make one the master and let the others receive motion commands over CANopen. If more I/O or Ethernet are needed, upgrade the master to one of our more powerful controllers. With the IGC it is easy and inexpensive to create a scalable, multi-axis network.
The IGC is designed to servo QuickSilver's NEMA 17 and NEMA 23 frame I-Grade servo motors and includes breakouts for power and communications. The 7 bi-directional I/O can be broken out using one of our popular basic breakouts (QCI-BO-B, QCI-BO-B1, QCI-BO-B1A) or, if 24V I/O is needed, using the QCI-BO-B52.
Other IGC Features:
- 12-48V DC Input Power
- Built-In Voltage Clamp/Braking Resistor
- 7 TTL, Bi-Directional I/O For 24V use QCI-BO-B52
- 4 Analog Inputs
- 32K Non-Volatile Memory
- R2-232/485, CAN
- 100:1 Inertial Miss-Match
- PVIA™ Servo Loop
- Point To Point Moves
- Profile Moves
- Electronic Gearing/Camming
- Multiple Thread Programming
- Driver Enable