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DynaStick - Linear Slider / Rotary Motor Control System - Now in production

DynaStick - Sale Item (Price dependent on options selected)
Suitable for both linear (slider) or rotary (roll-ring etc) systems - Final development phase. Enables exact end stops which can be set & cleared any time, 9 overall speed settings, up to 30A drive current (depending on drive/motor choice).

If you require updates, or the latest protocol (for PC control etc) relating to this product please use "Contact Us" (subject: DynaStick Update)

Uses so far:

2018 FIFA World Cup Football BBC Russia (TV) - Used to control a ProSup Tango slider rail in the main BBC studio above Gary Lineker.

Life (Film) - This has been used for many weeks on "Life" controlling a roll ring, and slaved rolling monitor.


GRAPHICAL POSITION DISPLAY:  The LCD display grapically  shows motor position (if end stops are both set),  joystick demand,  and motor speed  for clear user feedback.

DISPLAY / LEDS:   Ring LEDs display approximate speed,  & direction of desired motion.  The LCD can also display  general parameters, and user settings.

SETTING END LIMITS: You can unplug the stick, & the drive will keep its limits - useful for changing batteries on the stick. The stick displays active end stops both on the LCD and with  LEDs.

TED - TANGO ELECTRIC DRIVE: With compatible systems, eg  TED (available from www.casu.tv) the system will ramp down at the ends of the track automatically, irrespective of length, without the need for user intervention or pre-calibration.
ACCELERATION / BRAKING: Both rates are separately adjustable on the stick.

SHOT-BOX POSITION MEMORY: There are 4 available "1-touch" motor position memories. The motor will drive to the selected position with  user-selectable ramp-up, ramp-down and speed settings. Positions are saved to memory for future recall*.

POSITION LOOP PLAYBACK: Position memories can be played back as a loop (0-9 or continuously) with the choice of memories (1-2, 1-3 or 1-4) and 2-59 seconds, or 1-60 minutes delay at each position (with software version BC+).

DRIVE UNIT:  The motor drive unit is extremely compact, measuring approx  82 x 69 x 36mm (3.2" x 2.7 "x 1.4")

OPTIONS: Currently the "standard" kit has a 10m RS-485 control cable - Options include RF link, batteries for the control stick (for RF use) etc, programer / drive battery backup  (to keep endstops, position etc for extended period - now not req'd). *Shot memories are stored relative to track auomatic end stops, which must be set before positions are automatically re-instated.

PLANNED ADDITIONS: Time-lapse with shutter trigger, Bluetooth connectivity

USER MANUAL / PROGRAMMING CODE - LINK (Copy & Paste into browser) - Please note this will change without notice:  
NOTE: You will also need PSoC Programmer  to carry ouyt code updates available here: http://www.cypress.com/products/psoc-programming-solutions

The video on the bottom right  demonstrates how simple it is to set end limits. The numbers on the display are encoder counts (2000 per motor rev) Video size <4MB - Higher quality:  Search Dynastick on YouTube Please note that this system is still under development, so images & specs may change.
Some of the software may be an optional add-on.

Preliminary Specs:

*May change without notice

Drive Voltage:    

12 to 40 VDC

Control Stick Voltage:

Ext Power: 9-40 VDC

Battery: Canon LP-E17 or Equivalent

Operating temp:  

Stick: -20 to +50°C   

Drive: -10 to +70°C

End Stop Accuracy:

+/-2 Encoder Counts*

Motor Types:                             

Brushed DC + Encoder
Brushless DC (BLDC)  with Hall / Encoder

Motor Drive Current:

Std: 19A(DC) 15A(BLDC)  continuous

Mid: 23A(DC) 18A(BLDC) continuous

Max: 30A(DC) 25A(BLDC) continuous

Optional RF Unit:     

433MHz or 868MHz or 2.4GHz

RS-485 Unit:

For long wire link  (<1Km) - Now Standard

Miscellaneous Features:

Step / Direction Output from Stick (proposed)

Step / Direction Input to Drive (proposed)

LEFT VIDEO: Note change of arrows under "ES" as limits are set. 2nd top LED flashes when at limits.

RIGHT VIDEO: The "--" on the display is when no limits are set. <- shows 1 limit is set, <> is both limits set (<< or >> means limits reached, along with flashing limits LED) - When both limits are set, the display changes to show position between limits.
Copyright DMI 2014-2018 - E&OE.
Dynastick - Limits & display March 2017<br />Notice ES<> change when limits are added<br />2nd top LED flashes when at limits
Position readout on ProSup Tango slider (TED).
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