GE Intelligent Platforms' industry-leading technologies are the motion control of choice of machine builders and automation specialists around the world. With applications in many industries, especially in motion-intensive industries such as packaging and high speed assembly, GE motion solutions deliver reduced costs via configuration flexibility, improved machine efficiency and increased productivity. The result is faster changeovers and reduced scrap, even in the most demanding applications. Choose from simple to complex motion control solutions that address your needs today, and provide the flexibility to expand your solution tomorrow.

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PACMotion

PACMotion is a high-performance multi-axis motion platform for GE's RX3i PACSystems controller. The open standard, PLCopen development environment provides exceptional programming flexibility, dynamic motion changes and the ability to add axes without degrading system performance.

Axes
4 per module/40 per RX3i rack 
Master Axis
Incremental Encoder or Time-based (virtual) Change master on-the-fly Synchronized over RX3i backplane 
Feedback Resolution
64k/128k/1000k counts per motor rev. 
Motion Type
Complex multi-axis synchronized motion 
Move Blending
Highly configurable 
Motion Profiles
Fully programmable via PLCopen function blocks 
Electronic Gearing
Any axis can be a master or slave for any other axes 
Electronic Cams
256 active profiles/2048 profiles per RX3i; Master and slave offsets Profile scaling Unidirectional/Bi-driectional 
Feedback Type
Incremental or Absolute Serial Encoder 
Accel/Decel Type
Linear/Jerk Rate/Jerk Percent (variable jerk supported) 
Registration Control Function
2 per axis (± 1 count + 10 μs jitter) 
Registration Window Function
Yes 
Digital Cam Switch Function
4 high speed outputs 8 switches per output Turn On: position Turn Off: position/time Unidirectional/Bi-driectional 
Feedrate Overide
1-100% 
High Speed Synchronized Start
Precisely start motion on up to 8 axes 

VersaMax MicroMotion

The MicroMotion expansion module is ideal for either motion applications using our Micro PLC or standalone motion control over serial or Ethernet networking. It provides two channels of high-speed servo control, two independent 1 to 2Mhz pulse and direction out, and integrated inputs and outputs.

 
2 per Module/4 per Micro Plus PLC 
 
Axis on Module 
 
depends on servo used 
 
Configurable discrete moves and move sequences 
 
Simple blending 
 
256 preconfigured discrete moves 500 moves per sequence 
 
Axis to Axis on Module 
 
N/A 
 
Incremental Encoder 
 
Linear/Fixed Jerk 
 
Yes 
 
Yes 
 
N/A 
 
1-100% 
 
N/A 

VersaMotion

VersaMotion line of servo amplifiers support simple standalone positioning capability using up to eight stored motion profiles or can be connected to any motion controller. The serial interface supports multi-drop system configurations and Modbus communication protocol.

 
Single axis 
 
Incremental Encoder 
 
10,000 counts per motor rev. 
 
Simple Indexing Position Speed Control Torque Control 
 
N/A 
 
8 point-to-point moves 
 
To master encoder or another axis 
 
N/A 
 
Proprietary Serial Encoder 
 
N/A 
 
N/A 
 
N/A 
 
N/A 
 
N/A 
 
N/A 
Coming Soon

PACMotion Safe Motion

Safe Motion drives offer one of the most comprehensive drive-based safety solutions on the market. Extensive safe motion features and integrated functional safety certified to SIL3 or PLe allows personnel to safely interact with machinery in specific zone

 
8 Axes per RXi 
 
TBD 
 
 
 
Single or multi-axis independent motion; Coordinated multi-axis motion 
 
Highly configurable 
 
Fully programmable via PLCopen function blocks 
 
Any axis can be a master or slave for any other axes on the RXi 
 
256 active profiles/2048 profiles per RXi; Master and slave offsets Profile scaling Unidirectional/Bi-driectional 
 
Resolver Single-Turn Absolute Encoder Multi-Turn Absolute Encoder 
 
Linear/Jerk Rate/Jerk Percent (variable jerk supported) 
 
2 per axis (on Safe Motion series amplifier) 
 
N/A 
 
N/A 
 
1-100% 
 
N/A 


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