Introducing the Parker ACR7000 Motion Controllers

Parker’s Electromechanical & Drives Division North America is pleased to announce the release of the ACR7000 series controllers. The new ACR7000 series combines performance, value and scalability that exceeds OEM expectations. Built on the established ACR9000 platform, the new family utilizes reimagined hardware designs, ideal for tabletop and laboratory style instruments. With the power and flexibility of the AcroBasic language, the ACR7000 series is the perfect building block for customer-specific motion system solutions.

The initial release of the ACR7000 consists of a stepper drive/controller version complemented by a new software development tool: Parker Motion Manager. Four micro-stepping drives are integrated with a multi-axis motion controller into a single package, saving space, eliminating cabling and reducing installation complexity.

Hardware features include:
  • 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
  • Ethernet communications, RJ-45 connection
  • 24VDC motor input power and separate 24VDC control power
  • Four micro-stepping drives with up to 4Amps for each motor
  • Selectable micro-stepping resolution, up to 51,200 steps/rev
  • Four encoder inputs for optional position maintenance or position verification functions
  • On-board I/O, including high-speed trigger inputs and encoder-based outputs

The ACR7000 has been in production for over two years, serving customers first in a beta program and then in volume manufacturing. With over 700 units shipped, the ACR7000 series has already established a strong track record for performance and quality. 

For more information on Parker’s new ACR7000 series and to download the new Parker Motion Manager software, please visit http://www.parkermotion.com/7000