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Press Releases from AMCI (56 total)

AMCI Receives 2019 Control Design Readers’ Choice Award

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) has been recognized in the Control Design 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Industry trends and innovations have crept into the rankings, and AMCI’s integrated stepper motors have been ranked among the best of the best thanks to the readers of Control Design who have chosen AMCI as a preferred Stepper Motor supplier in the Motion category. AMCI’s SMD Series integrated motors combine a high

Compact, Absolute Multi-Turn Analog Rotary Shaft Encoder

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), releases their new DC60 absolute multi-turn analog rotary shaft encoder in a compact and cost effective 60mm package. These encoders offer analog current or analog voltage output and can be ordered with a full scale output over any number of turns between 1 and 1,024. The analog output has 16 bit resolution regardless of the number of turns encoded.

Integrated Stepper Controller/Drive with Ethernet Interface

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), releases their new DC-powered integrated stepper controller/drive package with multi-protocol Ethernet communication. AMCI’s new SD4840E2 combines drive and motion control technology into a single product to reduce stepper control system costs and simplify installation. The SD4840E2 integrated controller + drive communicates with the host PLC over the EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet network, and move commands are easily programmed through the host PLC’s

Cost Effective Motion Control for CompactLogix® 5380

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) announces their ANG1(E) integrated stepper controller/drive that connects directly to Rockwell Automation’s new CompactLogix® 5380, providing a low cost, sophisticated motion control solution. The ANG1(E) “2-in-1” product design integrates a stepper controller and drive into a single package, significantly reducing cabling with the ability to expand up to 6 axes of motion over a single EtherNet/IP connection. Move commands are easily programmed

Integrated Stepper Motion Control Packages Now Smaller

Terryville, CT - Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), has added a smaller, size 17 option to their lineup of PLC-based SMD Series “all-in-one” stepper motor + drive + controllers to satisfy a wide variety of applications with varying torque requirements. The SMD Series offers many sophisticated features at a budget friendly price point, and integration eliminates the need to purchase multiple components. AMCI’s SMD Series integrated solutions are ideal for

New E2 Technology for SMD Series Integrated Motors

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), releases their new “E2 Technology” within the company’s lineup of PLC-based SMD Series “all-in-one” stepper motor + drive + controllers. AMCI's new E2 Technology makes moving from one industrial Ethernet protocol to another simple; without the need to physically switch parts. AMCI’s SMD Series with E2 Technology come standard with EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, and Profinet built into each unit. The

Specialty-I/O Modules for GE PACSystems RX3i & RX7i

Terryville, CT – May 4, 2017 – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), announces plug-in PLC modules that are 100% compatible with GE PACSystems™ RX3i & RX7i controllers. These modules provide hard to find specialty functions including Resolver, SSI and LDT interfaces, and PLS Controllers. AMCI’s PLC modules plug directly into the PACSystem RX3i or RX7i controller, and are uniquely designed to provide the best integration possible. These Specialty I/O modules

Modbus-RTU Added to Integrated Motion Control

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), offers built-in Modbus-TCP (also called Modbus over Ethernet) communication in all of their integrated motion control products. Modbus-TCP is a popular Industrial Ethernet network designed to allow industrial equipment such as Programmable Logic Controllers, computers, operator panels, motors, sensors, and other types of physical input/output devices to communicate over an Ethernet network. AMCI Integrated Motion Control products with Modbus-TCP include: · 2-in-1 Drive/Controllers · 3-in-1

AMCI Expands Sales Force Throughout Mid-Atlantic & Southeast

Terryville, CT – July 4, 2017 – Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI) has expanded its sales force across the mid-atlantic and southeastern states to satisfy demand for the company’s growing line of PLC-based motion controls. AMCI Sales agent Jeff Windau of Automation Support Group, previously represented the company in Florida and Georgia. However, plans for rapid growth have expanded the agency’s coverage into Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and

All-in-One Stepper Motion Control Available in More Sizes

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), has added larger motor sizes to their lineup of PLC-based SMD Series “all-in-one” stepper motor + drive + controllers to satisfy a wide variety of applications with varying torque requirements. The SMD Series offers many sophisticated features at a low price point, and integration eliminates the need to purchase multiple components. AMCI’s SMD Series integrated solutions are ideal for new machinery and

IDEC Partners with AMCI to Deliver Motion Control Solutions

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), an established supplier of motion control solutions, and IDEC Corporation, manufacturer of the FC6A MicroSmart PLC, have partnered to offer a range of simple yet highly capable stepper motion control systems including indexers, drives, motors, and a series of integrated controls. Based in Terryville, Connecticut, USA, AMCI is a leading manufacturer of specialized position sensing and motion control technology for PLC-based automation systems.

Direct Replacement for 1746-HSTP1 (SLC500 Motion Module)

Terryville, CT - Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), releases their 3501-HSTP1 Single Axis Stepper Motor Controller for Allen Bradley's SLC500 system. The module is a direct replacement for the Allen-Bradley 1746-HSTP1 motion module for SLC500, which has been discontinued. AMCI specializes in PLC-based Motion Control and is licensed to sell the direct replacement module. AMCI’s 3501-HSTP1 replacement module is referenced within the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ Encompass program, as its approved

AMCI's New Rotary Shaft Encoders Surpass Expectations

Terryville, CT – March 14, 2017 – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), has released the NR60 series of networked absolute rotary shaft encoders. These rotary sensors provide an overall measuring range of 16 bits (single-turn resolution) plus 14 bits (number of revolutions), or 30 bits total. With both single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s networked encoders are ready for any application. The AMCI NR60 networked encoders are 100% compatible with

Motion Controllers for Networked PLC’s

Terryville, CT – November 29, 2016 – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), announces the addition of their ANF1 & ANF2 motion controllers with network communication, expanding their family of AnyNET Networked Specialty I/O products. AMCI’s ANF1 & ANF2 stepper/servo controllers integrate a network connection and expansion capabilities to provide a modern, versatile motion control solution for any PLC-based system. ANF1 & ANF2 AnyNET I/O Motion Controller Features: - 1-or-2 axis motion controllers -

AMCI's New Website Launches with Live Help

Terryville, CT - July 12, 2016 - Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI) is inviting visitors to access its new website, from anywhere. The new, mobile-friendly website design provides a clean, uncluttered experience with richer online content that is easier to navigate and share with others, simplifying the specification process. Visitors can now access detailed product information & pricing, videos, and other resources easily on any device. The new website is

Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Module for Allen-Bradley Point I/O

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), introduces their 4402 Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Module for Allen-Bradley Point I/O™. The module is referenced within the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ Encompass program, and is the only PWM controller for Allen-Bradley PLCs. AMCI’s 4402 is a 2-channel Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) signal controller for Point I/O. The module generates a square wave pulse signal with 0% - 100% programmable duty cycle and a

Integrated Stepper Motion Technology Improves over 10 Years

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), just released a significant expansion of their SMD (stepper+motor+drive) product family that includes DLR topology, SynchroStep™ technology, IP67 rated versions, gearboxes, NEMA size 23 & 24 size packages, and compatible cord sets. This latest release provides a comprehensive and affordable solution for a variety of motion control applications. For over 10 years, AMCI has stayed ahead of the curve, engineering integrated motion technologies that fill

AMCI Video Highlights PLC-Based Specialty I/O

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls, Inc. (AMCI) releases a 1-minute video highlighting AMCI’s AnyNET I/O family. The video provides a visual snapshot of the product family including the types of specialty I/O available, compatible networks, and design features. This video has been added to the Video section on the AMCI website, where the company archives videos that include tech tutorials and product introductions. The video can

AMCI Webinar Explains PLC-Based Stepper Motion Control Basics

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), recently sponsored an educational webinar describing the basics of PLC-based stepper motion control. The webinar was hosted by The Journal from Rockwell Automation and explained the basic parts of a stepper system, how they integrate with PLCs, and how they compare with servos. Other stepper related topics included EtherNet/IP™, applications and case studies. AMCI is an Encompass™ Product Partner in the Rockwell

SSI Interface for Networked PLCs

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), announces the addition of their ANE2 SSI Interface Module to the AnyNET I/O family of PLC-based specialty I/O products. AMCI’s AnyNET SSI Interface integrates a network connection and expansion capabilities to provide a modern, versatile SSI feedback solution for any PLC-based system. The ANE2 expands up to six 2-channel modules, allowing users to interface up to 12 SSI sensors using a single network connection. The

Resolver Interface for Networked PLCs

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), announces the addition of their ANA2 Resolver Interface Module http://bit.ly/amci-ana2-resolver to the AnyNET I/O family of PLC-based specialty I/O products. AMCI’s AnyNET Resolver Interface integrates a network connection and expansion capabilities to provide a modern, versatile resolver feedback solution for any PLC-based system. The ANA2 expands up to six 2-channel modules, allowing users to interface up to 12 resolver sensors using a single network connection.

DeviceNet Communication Added to Absolute Resolvers

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), adds DeviceNet communication to their lineup of NR25 series resolvers. These heavy duty rotary sensors provide an overall measuring range of up to 30 bits total, 16 bits per turn and 12 or 14 bit number of turns. With both single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s DeviceNet resolvers are ready for any application. AMCI NR25 DeviceNet resolvers are compatible with all devices that support DeviceNet. NR25

DeviceNet Communication Added to Absolute Encoders

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), adds DeviceNet communication to their lineup of NR25 series encoders. These heavy duty rotary sensors provide an overall measuring range of up to 30 bits total, 16 bits per turn and 12 or 14 bit number of turns. With both single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s DeviceNet encoders are ready for any application. AMCI NR25 DeviceNet encoders are compatible with all devices

Resolver Option Module for Allen-Bradley PowerFlex® 750

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), announces the release of their resolver feedback option module for Allen-Bradley PowerFlex® 750-Series AC drives. The RD750 resolver feedback card is designed using Rockwell Automation technology, plugs into PowerFlex 750 drives like factory I/O, and is easily programmed using Rockwell Automation software. The RD750 option is ideal for users who would like to upgrade from PowerFlex 700 drives, but do not want

AMCI Adds Sales Reps to Illinois & Wisconsin

Terryville, CT – Hamilton Automation, LLC is now representing Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI) in Illinois and Wisconsin. AMCI’s recent sales growth in Packaging, Mining, and other industrial markets has required the addition of sales reps in these states to better service the expanding market. AMCI’s local sales representatives have a deep knowledge base of AMCI solutions, and provide assistance with product selection and support. AMCI sales reps

3-in-1 Motion Controller Combines EtherNet/IP and Rugged IP67 Rating

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), adds IP67 protection and rugged M12 connectors to their 3-in-1 integrated motion control package, providing exceptional durability. AMCI’s SMD23E incorporates a stepper motor, drive, and controller; simplifying installation and reducing cabling. This compact, low-cost, out-of-the-box motion control solution communicates with the host controller (PLC or PAC) via EtherNet/IP or Modbus-TCP, and is easily programmed through the controller’s software. The SMD23E’s

New Video Reveals U.S. Manufacturer’s Competitive Edge

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls, Inc. (AMCI) reveals a behind the scenes look of its US-based manufacturing plant through exclusive interviews in a new 5-minute video. Interviews with those who have worked at AMCI from the early beginnings provide a unique insight into the company’s growth through 25 years of economic changes. The video, “AMCI Behind the Scenes: Our Story” includes a brief history of the company, and shares

Specialty I/O Modules for Allen-Bradley PLCs & PACs

Terryville, CT – For over 20 years, Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) has developed plug-in modules using Rockwell Automation Enabled™ technologies to ensure 100% compatibility with Allen-Bradley PLCs and PACs. The company provides a variety of plug-in solutions including Position Sensor Interfaces, Motion Controllers, and Packaging & Press Automation. Because the modules are 100% compatible with Allen-Bradley PLCs, users can be confident that AMCI plug-in solutions will work

Integrated Stepper Motor, Controller, & Drive with Ethernet Interface

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), releases their highly anticipated 3-in-1 integrated motion control package with Ethernet communication. AMCI’s new SMD23E incorporates a stepper motor, drive, and controller; simplifying installation and reducing cabling. This compact, low-cost motion control solution communicates with the host controller (PLC or PAC) via EtherNet/IP or Modbus-TCP, and is easily programmed through the host controller’s software. The SMD23E’s innovative product design makes

Profibus Communication Added to Absolute Encoders

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), adds Profibus-DP communication to their lineup of NR25 series encoders. These heavy duty rotary sensors provide an overall measuring range of 16 bits (single-turn resolution) plus 12 or 14 bits (number of revolutions), up to 30 bits total. With both single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s Profibus encoders are ready for any application. AMCI NR25 Profibus-DP encoders are compatible

Integrated Stepper Indexer/Drive with Ethernet Interface

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), releases their highly anticipated stepper motor indexer/drive package with network communication. AMCI’s new ANG1(E) integrates drive and motion control technology in one package, simplifying installation and cutting costs. The drive/controller communicates with the host PLC over the EtherNet/IP or Modbus-TCP network. Move commands are easily programmed through the host PLC’s software, and cabling is drastically reduced by expanding up to

Modbus-TCP Stepper Indexer/Drivers Now Available

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) has enhanced its industrial Ethernet stepper indexer/drives to include Modbus TCP connectivity. This additional protocol greatly extends the potential of AMCI’s SD31045E & SD17060E in PLC-controlled applications. The powerful (4.5 & 6.0 Amp RMS) AC line powered stepper motor controller/drivers eliminate the need for a plug-in card, and are easily configured through the host PLC software. AMCI’s E-drives offer

Customers Demand Networked Rotary Encoders

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), announces its full selection of networked size 25 (2.5” diameter, or 63mm) rotary encoders. These heavy duty rotary sensors can provide an overall measuring range of up to 30 bits, and are available for EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, Profibus, or DeviceNet communication. With both single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s networked encoders are ready for any application. The Need for

AMCI Brings Affordable Motion to Allen-Bradley PLCs and PACs

Terryville, CT - AMCI announces budget-friendly solutions when adding motion (stepper or servo) to your Allen-Bradley PLC. Solutions include a 2-axis plug-in module for 1769 CompactLogix I/O, and 1-axis module for 1734 Point I/O. The 3602 module plugs directly in the 1769 CompactLogix PAC, and the 3401L plugs into the 1734 Point I/O. Both of these modules have 24Vdc open collector sinking 200kHz outputs, making them

Modbus TCP/IP Encoders Now Available

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), announces the newest EtherNet-based communications protocol supported by the company’s robust NR25 series encoders - Modbus TCP/IP. These heavy duty rotary sensors provide an overall measuring range of 16 bits (single-turn resolution) plus 14 bits (number of revolutions), or 30 bits total. With both single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s Modbus TCP/IP encoders are ready for any application. AMCI

New Web Store Sells Resolvers and Encoders Direct

Terryville, CT – AMCI announces the launch of its new online store, AMCI Direct – a direct online source for purchasing size 11 resolvers and size 15 magnetic encoders. All products are currently in-stock and available to ship within 2-3 business days. AMCI's reputation as a leading manufacturer of rotary position sensors was built through their ability to ensure stock on popular industrial sizes, while delivering per unit

AMCI Adds Sales Reps to the Southeast Area

Terryville, CT – SKA – Simpson & Associates Representatives is now representing Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI) in the Southeast, including: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. AMCI’s recent growth in the Steel, Mining, and Packaging industries has required the addition of sales reps in these states to better service the expanding market. AMCI’s local sales representatives have a deep knowledge of AMCI solutions, and provide assistance with product

AMCI Expands Selection of Size 11 Resolvers

Terryville, CT – AMCI announces recent mechanical advancements made to the R11 (size 11 resolvers) that increase reliability and maximize equipment up-time. Available with over 50 different configurations, AMCI’s industry standard size 11 resolvers are easily crossed as direct replacement resolvers in a number of applications. Expanded Selection and Compatibility Additional options recently made available for OEM, Military and other applications include radiation hardened, submersible, and gearhead units.

AMCI Adds Sales Reps to Michigan Area

Terryville, CT – Midwest Representatives is now representing Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI) in the Michigan area. AMCI has realized growth in the automotive industry and recently added sales reps in the Michigan area to better service the expanding market. AMCI’s localized sales representatives have a deep knowledge base of AMCI products, and provide assistance with product selection and support. AMCI sales reps work with a large number

AMCI Adds Sales Reps to Ohio, Kentucky, & W. Pennsylvania

Terryville, CT – Paul Davis Automation (PDA) is now representing Advanced Micro Controls Inc (AMCI) in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania areas. AMCI has realized growth in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania areas, and recently added sales reps to better service the expanding market. AMCI’s localized sales representatives have a deep knowledge base of AMCI products, and provide assistance with product selection and support. AMCI sales

Stainless Steel Rotary Encoders Designed for the Most Extreme Conditions

Terryville, CT – AMCI’s DuraCoder® brand encoders are now available with stainless steel housings and an IP69K rating for operation in the most extreme conditions. AMCI DuraCoders have a superior shaft load rating; providing a longer life cycle than other encoders. Many industrial applications require encoders that withstand a variety of harsh environments. AMCI’s stainless steel DuraCoders reliably perform in applications where standard encoders fail. With a standard

AMCI and Rockwell Automation Release New PartnerNetwork™ Solutions Brochure

Terryville, CT - Rockwell Automation and Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) have released their first PartnerNetwork™ Solutions brochure. Over twenty years ago, AMCI was one of the first companies to partner with Rockwell Automation through the “Pyramid Solutions Program”, now called the “Encompass™ Program”. Rockwell Automation designed a new brochure that would recognize this 25 year relationship between AMCI and Rockwell Automation. The brochure includes a brief

EtherNet/IP Multi-turn Resolver Compatible with Allen Bradley PLCs

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), has released the NR25 series of heavy-duty EtherNet/IP resolvers. Compatible with all Allen-Bradley PLCs that support EtherNet/IP, these networked rotary sensors provide an overall measuring range of 16 bits (single-turn resolution) plus 14 bits (number of revolutions), or 30 bits total. With both single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s EtherNet/IP resolvers are ready for any application. Designed in accordance

EtherNet/IP Absolute Multi-turn Encoder

Terryville, CT – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), has released the NR25 series of heavy-duty EtherNet/IP DuraCoder® encoders. These networked rotary sensors provide an overall measuring range of 16 bits (single-turn resolution) plus 14 bits (number of revolutions), or 30 bits total. With both single-turn and multi-turn versions available, AMCI’s EtherNet/IP encoders are ready for any application. Designed in accordance with ODVA guidelines, the AMCI NR25 EtherNet/IP

SSI Interface Module Expands 1762 MicroLogix I/O Functionality

Terryville, CT - AMCI has developed 1 and 2 channel SSI expansion modules for Allen-Bradley 1762 MicroLogix™ I/O. The AMCI 7160 Series SSI modules enable customers to expand the flexibility of MicroLogix 1100, 1200, and 1400 controllers by adding the ability to monitor rotary and linear applications. This low cost, compact, yet powerful solution is designed to fit well within your budget. Using Rockwell Automation Enabled™ technologies

AMCI UL Listed Stepper Drives Approved for OEMs and Machine Builders

Terryville, CT - AMCI has expanded their selection of UL Listed stepper drives in response to increased safety and performance requirements for machine builders and OEMs. The SD17040, SD31045, and SD17060 series stepper drives are now certified by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) as UL Listed products. The UL Listing mark on AMCI stepper drives indicates that the drives have been tested by UL to recognized safety standards. These

ControlLogix Interface Communicates with EnDat Sensors

ControlLogix Interface Communicates with EnDat Sensors Terryville, CT - A direct interface to EnDat position encoders is now available for the 1756 ControlLogix PLC. The AMCI 7272 module is a digital, bidirectional interface for EnDat encoders, with features including latch inputs, onboard diagnostics, and read/write access. Utilizing Rockwell Automation licensed technology, the 7272 EnDat Interface PLC module is 100% compatible with the 1756 ControlLogix PLC. The 7272 EnDat interface module

Motion Control for MicroLogix 1762 has arrived

Unleash the power of your 1762 MicroLogix I/O with AMCI’s new 3100 series two-axis motion control modules. These 2-axis controllers plug directly into your MicroLogix PLC, and are available in two versions: 3102 (X-Y motion control) and 3102i (X-Y motion control + interpolation). AMCI’s 3100 series modules provide encoder feedback in addition to a wide range of motion commands, satisfying simple to sophisticated application requirements. Both the

LDT Sensors Get Interface Module for ControlLogix PLC

Terryville, CT – AMCI releases the only LDT interface module for Allen-Bradley’s ControlLogix PLC. Bringing Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) position sensor data into the 1756 ControlLogix PLC is now easy and affordable. AMCI’s 2 channel 7252 LDT/MDT interface card can directly interface to two magnetostrictive sensors with PWM, control pulse, or start/stop signals. Features include latch inputs, onboard diagnostics, and ease of installation and programming. Utilizing Rockwell

AMCI's Compact, Powerful Stepper Drive Beats Expectations

Terryville, CT – AMCI introduces a space saving, powerful, 170V bus, 4.0 Amp microstepping driver. Standard features include switch selectable microstep resolutions, automatic idle current reduction, anti-resonance, short circuit protection, and overtemperature circuitry. No additional power supply is required, reducing overall costs, as the SD17040C is an AC line-powered drive. The SD17040C can drive 4, 6, or 8 lead step motors, Nema sizes 23-42. The SD17040C

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