• DMC+

DMC+

DRAGONFRAME MASTER CONTROLLER +

The DMC+ (Dragonframe Master Controller +) is a 16-axis motion control coordinator for use with Dragonframe software.

It provides eight powered stepper motor drivers (channels 1-8), and eight sets of differential step and direction signals for (channels 9-16).

It also provides a camera trigger, DMX512 lighting control, limit switch inputs, and a set of triggers for interfacing with an external device.

US$
3595

Dragonframe Master Controller +

Features

  • 8 x Geckodrive 250x stepper motor drivers, running at 30V and 1A/2A/3A.
  • 8 x channels of step/direction signals for use with stepper motor drivers.
  • Maximum stepping pulse rate of 200,000 steps/second (200 kHz).
  • 8 x RJ45 jacks with differential and non-differential outputs for step and direction.
  • 16 x limit switch inputs on DB25. (8 sets of low and high limits for motors 1-8).
  • Camera trigger with separate metering and shutter outputs.
  • DMX512 output to control up to 512 lights.
  • I/O Triggers for interfacing DMC+/Dragonframe with another external device.
  • Includes a relay, logic level out, a switch input, and an emergency stop input.

Physical Specifications

  • 1.5U rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 19″ wide x 2.5″ tall x 13.5″ deep
  • Weight: 10 lbs

Package Includes

  • Power cord of your choice : US/UK/EU/None.
  • USB cable (6′ length).

FAQs

Q: What’s the difference between the DMC+ and the DMC-16?
A: The DMC+ has powered stepper motor drivers for channels 1-8, so you do not need your own stepper motor drivers to run most rigs. The DMC-16 only provides step/direction signals.

Q: What’s the difference between the DMC+ and using an Arduino for motion control? Why would I pay so much more for the DMC+?
A: The Arduino (with Dragonframe and our DFMoco sketch) is a great tool for motion control in stop motion and time-lapse, but it is very basic. It has a maximum motor speed of 20,000 steps/second, with fairly coarse acceleration/deceleration. The DMC+ is ten times as fast, which smoother acceleration and deceleration. The Arduino provides basic shoot-move-shoot capabilities, whereas the DMC+ can run moves at full speed. The DMC+ also provides full DMX lighting capabilities and triggers.

Q: Does the DMC+ include powered stepper motor drivers?
A: Yes, for channels 1-8. For channels 9-16 it provides differential step and direction signals over RJ45 connectors.

Q: Is the DMC+ genlockable?
A: No, it’s not.

Q: Is the the DMC+ as amazingly awesome as it appears to be?
A: Yes, it is.

Resources

You can find more technical specifications, safety precautions, and wiring diagrams in the user guide:
DMC+ User Guide

Hardware Warranty:
DZED Limited Warranty – 2 Year

Additional FAQs:
Motion Control FAQs