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LC.400 Series Controller

Piezo Controller Enclosed

LC.400 Series Controllers

nPoint’s LC.400 series controller is the newest DSP based digital control system providing closed-loop operation. nPoint controllers combine ultra low-noise driver electronics and motion sensing modules with DSP-based servo control. It provides the functionality of the C.400 series in a small one, two, or three-channel footprint. A great value in advanced nanopositioning applications!

User-generated positioning commands are supplied via the analog BNC inputs, USB, Ethernet, or high-speed parallel interface. nPoint’s linearization technique achieves positioning linearity better than 99.97% over the entire range of travel.

The LC.400 series controllers are compatible with capacitive and strain gage sensing technology to provide the most flexible nanopositioning controller on the market. Moreover, stage calibration data and other parameters, such as control configurations, are stored in the ID-chip and are read automatically. High power amplifiers provide the necessary current for high-speed/ high-load configurations.

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Part NumberLC.400 (1-Channel): 200761
LC.402 (2-Channel): 200704
LC.403 (3-Channel): 200730
Processor32-bit floating point DSP
Sampling Rate24 µsec servo-loop
Analog Input (-10v to 10V)
Analog Sensor Output (-10V to 10V)
TTL Digital Trigger I/O
Optional Ethernet Interface
Optional PFM (Step/Dir + AquadB) Interface
Optional AquadB External Encoder Interface
Optional High Speed Parallel Interface
Optional RS232
SoftwarenPoint control panel
Internal wave form generator
uManager Drivers
ScanImage Compatible
HV Driver Voltage-30V to 150V piezo drive
Command Input VoltageBNC -10V to 10V analog position command signal, 0V to 10V optional
Sensor Monitor OutputBNC -10V to 10V analog sensor signal, 0V to 10V optional
Sensor TypeCapacitive or Strain Gage, others optional
Max Output CurrentLC.400: 100 mA standard, 150 mA optional
LC.402: 100 mA standard, up to 350 mA optional
LC.403: 100 mA standard, up to 350 mA optional
DimensionsLC.400: 106 x 67 x 172 mm
LC.402: 185 x 67 x 240 mm
LC.402: 260 x 88 x 264 mm
Cables2m long cables to the nanopositioner (custom length cables are available)
Operating Voltage12-24 VDC
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7/8/10/11, Linux, Mac OS
CertificationCE, UL, CAN/CSA