American Controls & Automation, Inc. Viper series EDM
machine is a complete turn-key package and the complete package is assembled at
our West Chicago facility. Although the machine casting is imported, ACA specs
all Ball-screws and slides that are on the machine. All other aspects of the
machine are handled here. Everything from electronics to software are handled
by ACA allowing for us to have complete control over our system. This also
allows for complete flexibility when meeting our customers needs or wishes.
Please see the complete overview of out system below.
Shoulders Style Machine:
Although the Cast Iron is imported, the machines are Mehanite standard certified. Also all of Ball screws and
slides are spec'ed by ACA. All other aspects of the machine such as belts,
pulleys, Motors etc. are assembled and wired at ACA's facility. The head
shoulder style machine allows for better control over the cut in a rotated
system. Old C-frame style machines allowed for the tank to move which means the
complete tank and all the oil move limiting the speeds at which the machine can
control the gap.
Delta tau's PMAC:
Our control utilizes the Delta Tua's PMAC motion controller.
The PMAC PCI family is Delta Tau’s latest version of multi-axis board level
machine controllers. Designed to fit in a single PCI slot of a PC as a
stand-alone, the PMAC PCI family can control 1- through 32-axis of stepper or
servo motors in any combination of axes. Even thou our base system uses the
PMAC PCI version we have the ability to use any of the Delta Tau line of
controllers from UMAC to the PC-104 depending on the application.
Poly Chain® is the
ultimate in advanced synchronous technology. With increased power capacity and
performance it opens up new opportunities in the design of synchronous drives.
It can replace existing synchronous drives with a much more compact design and
replace roller chain to eliminate virtually all maintenance and costly downtime.
Moreover, Poly Chain® can be used to supplement or replace
ACA's standard system comes with the Yaskawa Sigma
II line of servo motors which are directly wired into our Flex Pack.
All Sigma II and LEGEND amplifiers have serial
encoder feedback with automatic motor recognition, expansion ports for addition
of single-axis controls and network interfaces, separate main and control power
connections, scalable encoder retransmission, sine-coded PWM output waveforms,
full thermal overload protection of the motor, and UL, CE, and TUV
certifications. Where required, Yaskawa amplifiers have built-in regenerative
and dynamic brake resistors.
With the flexibility of our system American
Controls & Automation, Inc. can connect to virtually any other brand of
servo motors. This allows for greater flexibility to the end user who has
preferred vendors that they use on all their equipment. For example if you only
use Mitsubishi products on all your equipment, we can adapt our system to use
- High rigidity and high load bearing capacities in all
- Quite, smooth running with little pulsation and low friction
- Speed up to 5 m/s and acceleration up to 100 m/s²
- Great variety of carriage and rail types for a broad range of
- Four different accuracy classes
- Three different preload classes
- Carriage and rail types for the attachment from above and from
- Single piece rail
- Long service life
- Easy and cost saving maintenance
- Wide scope of accessories and options
- Different coatings for corrosion protection
- Integrated length measuring system available
- Integrated rack as an option