Roboteq (Scottsdale, AZ) introduced an intelligent controller capable of directly driving two DC motors up to 120 A each. The XDC2230 is targeted at designers of mobile robots, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), warehouse automation systems or any other high power motor control application. The controller's two channels can be operated independently or combined to set the direction and rotation of a vehicle by coordinating the motors on each side (tank-like steering). The motors may be operated in open or closed loop speed or position modes. The XDC2230 includes inputs for two quadrature encoders for precise speed and traveled distance measurement. The XDC2230:
- Accepts commands from analog joystick, standard R/C radio, USB, RS232 or CANbus interfaces.
- Will operate at voltages up to 35 V (60-V version available in Q3 /14).
- Features intelligent current sensing that will automatically limit the power output to 120 A in all load conditions.
- Includes protection against overheat, stall, and short circuits.
For more information, visit www.roboteq.com