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Gold Lion Motion Controller from Elmo Motion ControlGold Lion Motion Controller from Elmo Motion Control

The Gold Lion is a network-based, multi-axis motion controller that operates in conjunctionwith Elmo’s ExtrIQ Line to provide the most comprehensive and advanced control systemthat is verified andqualified to operate in extreme environmental conditions. This motion controller is based on the most advanced, easy to use and cost effective distributed motion controlarchitecture which enables the motion processing tasks to be shared between the controller and theservo drives. It contains a rich feature set that combines sophisticated motion control andadvanced communications with full programming capabilities.

The Gold Lion uses standard protocols over its various communications channels, combined with IEC and Cprogramming and the PLCopen motion interface. The host communication is over anEthernet or USB network whereas communication with the devices is via EtherCATor CANopen. Elmoimplements protocols “by the book” to enable interoperability with other compatible devices,increase network efficiency and reduceimplementation time.

The Gold Lion is designed to beembedded ona board within the motion control application.


  • Top level multi-axis motion controller
  • Upper level (host) communications andprotocols:
    • Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP (Fast Binary Protocols,Modbus, Ethernet/IP, Telnet, FTP, HTTP)
    • USB 2.0
  • EtherCAT master for distributed networking, withredundancycapabilities and distributedclock management support
  • CANopen master distributed networking
  • Controls up to 100 axes simultaneously
  • Distributed intelligence: tasks are split betweenthe Gold Lion and the ExtrIQ servo drives
    • Significant increase in the motion system'scomputation power and performance
    • Simpler high-level motion control interfaces,using the PLCopen standard
    • Faster and better motor control, improved eventresponse times
    • Releases the Gold Lion's resources for themachine's synchronized motion control
    • Reduces the communication load
  • The protocol implementation allows nodes to be easily added, removed and modified
  • CANopen communication protocols: DS 301, DS 305,DS 401, DS 402
  • Rich, high-level, multi-axis programmingenvironment with a large amount of memory:
    • Native C programming using the PLCopen forMotion API
    • IEC 61131-3, PLCopen
  • Ready-for-use application program templates forcommon automation applications
  • Advanced data recording and live scope features for single and multiple axes
  • Network statistics for diagnostics


Ambient Temperature Range

Non-operating conditions

-50 °C ~ 100 °C (-58 °F ~ 212°F)

Operating conditions

-40 °C ~ +70 °C (-40 °F ~ 160°F)

Temperature Shock

Non-operating conditions

-40 °C ~ 70 °C (-40 °F ~ 160 °F)within 3 minutes


Non-operating conditions


Operating conditions
-400 to 150,000 m (-1,000 to510,000 ft)

Relative Humidity

Non-operating conditions

Up to 95% relative humidity non-condensing at35 °C (95 °F)

Operating conditions
Up to 95% relative humidity non-condensing at 25 °C (77 °F), up to 90% relative humidity non-condensingat 42 °C (108 °F)


Operating conditions

20 Hz ~ 2000 Hz, 14.6g

Mechanical Shock

Non-operating conditions

±40 g

Half sine, 11 ms



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Gold Lion Motion Controller from Elmo Motion Control

Manufacturer: Elmo Motion Control | Category: Business & Industrial | Author: Heason Technology | Product Code: Golf Lion

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