Ethernet Remote Unit with High-speed 6-axis Motion Control Module


Ethernet Remote Unit with High-speed 6-axis Motion Control Module

  Price:  $3,289.00  

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The ET-M8196F is a compact remote motion control device which uses Modbus TCP as its communication protocol. The ET-M8196F acts as a server in a Modbus TCP network and supports all standard Modbus function codes defined by the Modbus TCP protocol. Nowadays many PCs have got limited PCI slots; therefore the ET-M8196F can be used to replace PCI motion control cards. The ET-M8196F has got two Ethernet ports which allow daisy chaining.

The motion controller of the ET-M8196F consists of an Ethernet communication module and a 6-axis motion control card. A digital signal processor (DSP) is the brain of the motion controller which calculates the commanded move trajectory and manages supervisory control by monitoring the limits and emergency stops to ensure safe operation. I/O control output (e.g. latch, compare, encoder counter etc.) is realized in a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).

The motion controller is suitable for general-purpose motion control applications. In additions to its wide speed range, this intelligent motion controller also has a variety of built-in motion control functions, such as 2- to 6-axis linear interpolation, 2- or 3-axis circular interpolation, helical interpolation, T/S-curve acceleration/deceleration, and automatic home search, etc.

In addition the ET-M8196F acts as an FRnet master and can control up to 128 digital outputs and 128 digital inputs. FRnet is a two-wire serial bus and has a scan interval of 0.72 ms and it is specifically designed for easy and cost effective wiring. ICPDAS provides a large range of FRnet I/O terminal boards and modules.

  • Remote control via Modbus TCP
  • Dsp-based motion control module
  • Maximum pulse output frequency: 4 Mpps
  • Maximum encoder input frequency: 12 MHz
  • Independent 6-axis motion control
  • 2- To 6-axis linear/2- to 3-axis circular interpolation function
  • Continuous interpolation
  • 4-step home mode with auto-searching
  • Synchronized start motion
  • Programmable T/S-curve acceleration and deceleration
  • Software limit protection
  • Software FIFO for arbitrary curve motion
  • High-speed position latch
  • High-speed compare trigger and auto-increment compare mode
  • Expandable remote I/O: 128 DI and 128 DO via a two-wire FRnet interface.

Reference & Support



Communication Protocol

Modbus TCP

Number of Axes


Maximum Pulse Output Rate

4 MHz

Command Type

Pulse Command

Pulse Output Mode


Linear Interpolation

Any 2 to 6 of 6 axes

Circular/Helical Interpolation

Any 2 to 3 of 6 axes

Speed Curve Profile


Mechanical Switch Input


Servo I/O Interface


Ring Counter Mode


Position Control Mode

Relative and absolute position

Position Compare Trigger

4 MHz

Encoder Interface

A/B pulse, Up/Down

Encoder Counter


Encoder Counting Rate

12 MHz

Digital Input Channels

Local: 12 DI Expandable: 128 DI

Digital Output Channels

Local: 3 DO Expandable: 128 DO

I/O Isolation (with DN-8368)

2500 Vrms optical isolation


68-pin VHDCI Connector and 20-pin SCSI-II

Power Consumption



Operating Temperature

0 ~ +60 °C

Storage Temperature

-20 ~ +80 °C

Ambient Relative Humidity

5 ~ 90 % RH, non-condensing