Performance Motion Devices (PMD)
Performance Motion Devices (PMD) is a manufacturer of motion control chips, motion control cards, digital drives and motion control software. PMD provides OEM's in the medical, commercial and industrial markets with single and multi-axis motion control solutions.
Performance Motion Devices provides digital DC drives for stepper, DC brush, and brushless DC motors. Rated at 500 watts or 3000 watts, the drives feature up to 20 A continuous and up to 30A peak current.
PMD manufactures the ION family of products - compact and fully enclosed motion control digital drives for DC brush, brushless DC, and step motors. Features of the range include an up to 500 W or 3000 W rating, up to 20 A continuous and up to 30 A peak current, and 40 kHz PWM frequency, with 102 µsec servo loop rate.
PMD motion control cards provide multi-axis motion control for DC brush, brushless DC, step, and microstepping motors used for scientific, automation, industrial and robotic applications. Their motion cards include programmable stand-alone models such as the Prodigy/CME and PC/104 Motion Cards which are available in 1, 2, 3, & 4 axis versions. All PC/104 card are equipped with Pro-Motion® GUI, C-Motion® API, and VB-Motion® development software. They communicate via 16-bit parallel, Ethernet, serial, and CANbus and are used in embedded systems.
Performance Motion Devices's Prodigy/CME Stand-Alone Motion Cards provide machine designers the capability to download and run motion programs directly on Prodigy cards. They communicate via 16-bit parallel, Ethernet, serial, and CANbus. PMD’s Stand-Alone Motion Cards offer high-performance motion control for scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. These motion control cards support multiple motor types, including DC brush, brushless DC, microstepping, and step motors. Prodigy/CME Stand-Alone cards are available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions.
Performance Motion Devices, offers IC's for industrial motion control solutions. Their motion processors provide high-performance motion control of servo microstepping motors while offering the flexibility of an IC-based building block. This chip based approach gives customers the choice of varying levels of integration with a powerful, easy to use programming environment.
Performance Motion Devices provides Pro-Motion, VB-Motion, and C-Motion software tools provided with PMD’s motion control products for simplifying the development of motion applications.