Aerotech's new Ensemble LAB control platform helps automate laboratory and light industrial manufacturing applications.
According to the company, the full-color touch-screen display enables quick access to all the core functionality while providing deep contrast and enhanced readability, while the tabbed interface provides single press access to all setup and operation screens.
An integral rubberized front-panel interface provides immediate tactile feedback for jogging and manual positioning operations. A front-panel USB port is available for connection of a keyboard and other peripherals to assist in the creation of complex program sequences.
The front-panel interface allows an operator to execute simple operations such as jogging, homing and moving to fixed positions. For more complex operations, onboard memory stores programs that can be accessed from the front panel or through remote control.
The controller includes full compatibility with both EPICS and TANGO distributed control protocols. It can run up to four programs simultaneously for partitioning of complex operations.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.