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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 - 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.

Functionality:

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 (Tango kit & TED both available from us, or 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")

HARDWARE 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 - no longer req'd - autosaved in memory). *Shot memories are stored relative to track automatic end stops, which must be set before positions are automatically re-instated.

SOFTWARE OPTIONS (avalible on request):
- HIGH SPEED: The High Speed option will allow the drive to increase the maximum available motor speed proportionately to the battery / DC power input - It takes effect at around 22VDC, and will increase the maximum speed up to around 32VDC. On the TED system, this equates to a max speed of around 1.5m/s (standard speed is around 0.7m/s).
- TIME-LAPSE: Settings are INTERVAL (2 seconds to 60 minutes) and NUMBER OF SHOTS (10-20,000). The drive will use position  memories 1 & 2 (^ & >) as start and end positions for the movement. Approx total time is displayed on the stick.

PLANNED ADDITIONS:  Bluetooth connectivity

USER MANUAL / PROGRAMMING CODE - LINK (Copy & Paste into browser) - Please note this will change without notice:  
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pftei3hj7voeaar/AACqpZ9si54I5OOWsyoH1lY4a?dl=0
NOTE: You will also need PSoC Programmer  to carry out 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 (Servo):                             

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

Motor Drive Current:

Systems are matched to the required motor.

Standard units will drive up to 19A(DC) 15A(BLDC) max (may require cooling).

Can be upgraded to drive 30A(DC) 25A(BLDC)

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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