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AMCI's AnyNET I/O family

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
  • Interpolated motion (circular & linear) available on ANF2 2-axis unit
  • Use for servo or stepper control
  • Choose EtherNet IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profibus-DP
  • Compatible w/ today’s leading PLC’s or PAC’s
  • Simplified programming via the host controllers’ native software

The AnyNET I/O ANF1 & ANF2 are fully featured 1 or 2 axis motion controllers that communicate with the host controller (PLC or PAC) over the EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profibus-DP network. The modules offer one or two independent motion control axes that function in an open-loop configuration, or closed loop using the available encoder feedback. Each axis can be used to drive a stepper or a servo with step/direction input capability. The ANF2 can synchronize its two axes, giving you the ability to control linear and circular motions in an XY plane. It easily mounts on a standard DIN rail, simplifying installation and lowering costs. 

The ANF1 & ANF2 are compatible with any PLC that support EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP or Profibus-DP, and are programmed using the input/output registers within the host controller. No additional software is required to use the motion controllers with the PLC/PAC. 

Expandable Motion Control: 1 – 12 Axes
AnyNET I/O easily expands from 1 to 6 I/O modules by stacking additional units onto the “gateway”, and only requires a single network connection for all communication. This solution enables the support of up to 12 motion axes over a single network connection, which reduces physical wiring and streamlines data traffic over the network. 

AMCI’s fastest-growing product family, AnyNET Networked Specialty I/O, includes hard to find solutions for position sensing and motion control applications. For more information on AMCI’s AnyNET I/O family, visit our website>>


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Terryville , CT 06786
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