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NextMove e100: Ethernet POWERLINK machine controller

NextMove e100 Powerlink machine Controller

NextMove e100

The NextMove e100 builds on the proven NextMove controller family of products, integrating the management of real-time Ethernet using the industry standard protocol Ethernet POWERLINK. Drives, I/O devices, sensors, absolute encoders can all be added to the POWERLINK network and controlled from the MINT programming language. This greatly simplifies system design and installation, and simultaneously expands the capabilities of the NextMove e100 as a machine control platform.

NextMove e100 can perform interpolation for up to 16 axes, either as a single coordinate group or as an independent sub-group in a multitiple coordinate system with interpolation over the Ethernet POWERLINK network or the built in stepper/servo axes. NextMove e100 is compatible with ABB's Ethernet POWERLINK AC servo drives - MicroFlex e100 and MotiFlex e180.


Ethernet Powerlink motion products

NextMove e100 is part of the Ethernet Powerlink motion family including MicroFlex e190, single phase servo drives and 3phase MotiFlexFlex e180 all controlled via Ethernet POWERLINK.

NextMove e100 provides control of up to 16 coordinated axes of motion and many more non-coordinated axes. Axes can be split amongst the three phase MotiFlex e180 drives and single phase MicroFlex e100 drives to suit the application requirements..

Ethernet Powerlink servodrives 105-264 VAC Powerlink Servo Drives 480VAC



NextMove e100 overview

Ethernet POWERLINK for real-time control of up to 16 axes of interpolated motion

  • Control of additional Ethernet POWERLINK devices, including drives, I/O and encoders
  • Compatible with MicroFlex e100 and MotiFlex e180- providing a complete motion control solution
  • Integrated Ethernet hub for ease of wiring - simple daisy chain units together
  • Panel mount configuration with two part connectors
  • 32-bit 120MHz Digital Signal Processor
  • 1MByte SRAM for user programs and data
  • 1MByte FLASH for firmware and user program storage
  • 32kByte FRAM for non-volatile parameter storage
  • Onboard control for 3 axes of servo (+/-10V interface) & 4 axes of stepper (pulse and direction)
  • 20 uncommitted PNP/NPN opto-isolated digital inputs
    Programmable for hardware limits, home input, stop input and error input. 4 of the inputs can be programmed for high speed capture of position within 1 microsecond
  • 12 uncommitted PNP opto-isolated digital outputs
    Programmable for drive enable and high speed position compare output
  • 4V/150mA relay output to signal system error conditions
  • 2 x 12-bit uncommitted analog inputs
  • Uncommitted 12-bit analog output
  • RS232 & RS485 (User selectable. 115,200 Baud) and USB programming interfaces
    USB drivers compatible with Windows 2000/XP
  • CAN interface for I/O expansion and HMI interfaces. Can be used to provide full peer-to-peer networking capabilities with other Mint based controllers
  • Multitasking programming capability with Mint. Number of tasks limited only by available memory
  • Comprehensive move types including: linear, circular and helical interpolation; software cams; flying shears; splines; synchronization with positional offsets and virtual axes
  • ActiveX libraries supplied free of charge
  • Compatible with MintNC and HPGL

Further information:

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Support information including firmware (user account required)

Ordering information and accessories:

Catalog number Description
NXE100-1616DBW NextMove e100 16 axis motion controller. Differential stepper outputs
NextMove e100 16 axis motion controller. Single ended open collector stepper outputs for use with older stepper drivers operating on single ended signals
2m (6ft) RS232 cable for programming and diagnostics
(note: 2m (6ft) USB cable included with the motion controller)
RS232 programming cable (PC to HMI)
HMI - see ABB operator panels
24V power supplies - see ABB power supplies
Ethernet cables - For connecting NextMove e100 to MicroFlex e100
CBL002CM-EXS Ethernet Cable: Shielded CAT5e RJ45 200mm / 8in
CBL005CM-EXS Ethernet Cable: Shielded CAT5e RJ45 500mm / 1.6ft
CBL010CM-EXS Ethernet Cable: Shielded CAT5e RJ45 1m / 3.2ft
CBL020CM-EXS Ethernet Cable: Shielded CAT5e RJ45 2m / 6.5ft
CBL050CM-EXS Ethernet Cable: Shielded CAT5e RJ45 5m / 16.3ft
CBL100CM-EXS Ethernet Cable: Shielded CAT5e RJ45 10m / 32.6ft