The X-SEL from Intelligent Actuator is a programmable multi-axis controller compatible with some RCS actuators.
The X-SEL controller is the top-of-the-line motion controller from Intelligent Actuator and is used to control almost all Intelligent Actuator products, including the IX SCARA and high-performance ISP series Cartesian robots. The X-SEL simplifies complicated programming tasks and path movements for applications such as palletizing and dispensing using the intuitive SEL language. Absolute encoders, high-speed multi-tasking, synchronous drive control, infinite motion, expansive I/O, and network capability are only a few of the advantages offered.
The X-SEL controller has consolidated Intelligent Actuator’s 15 years of motion control experience into one high-performance package. This next generation of the SEL controller incorporates increased speed, accuracy, safety, communication, function, and capability. Intelligent Actuator’s design philosophy that robotic systems should be easy to use and easy to integrate is readily apparent in the new X-SEL. This machine is intended to control Intelligent Actuator’s complete line of single-axis or multiple-axis ICS (Integrated Combination Systems) featuring standard or cleanroom ball-screw, timing-belt, and rotary actuators, as well as some of the Robo Cylinder® RCS series.
Available in both Compact and All-Purpose configurations, the X-SEL interpolates motion of up to 4 separate axes, each up to 750W. Additionally, with up to 192 discrete user inputs and outputs, a multitude of Robo Cylinders can be controlled via digital I/O. This expansive I/O and the wealth of new features make the X-SEL capable of full-machine control, and can even eliminate the need for a PLC in many applications. A powerful, high-speed CPU greatly enhances computation, improving acceleration (up to 1G), speed, and accuracy while reducing noise and enabling much more complicated patterns of motion. Up to 3000 individual positions, 6000 steps, and 64 programs may be stored in the controller. Advanced multitasking capability allows 16 of these programs to be run simultaneously.
The X-SEL controller was built upon the intuitive, easy-to-use SEL programming language. SEL language was developed by Intelligent Actuator for the purpose of exercising an extremely complex level of control without extensive study or programming experience. No knowledge of BASIC or PLC-type ladder logic is necessary; the commands are mnemonic in nature and simply inserted into a spreadsheet-like format. Some examples of the powerful commands available to the X-SEL include:
The following RCS actuators can be directly controlled by the X-SEL: