MEI Motion Controller Cards
DSP series motion controller cards were first introduced in 1989. Upon their introduction, the MEI boards became an instant success allowing customers to achieve complex motion and I/O tasks on various kinds of machines. After almost 25 years, these cards are still being used successfully by customers all around the world which speaks volume of their reliability and longevity.
Unfortunately, various components used to assemble the DSP cards have well surpassed their end-of-life cycle and Kollmorgen (who acquired MEI) has regrettably announced that they will discontinue manufacturing these boards.
Apart from being the exclusive reseller for these controllers and providing technical support, RSI has also been responsible for all DSP series controller repair. Our goal is to keep serving customers beyond the EOL of DSP cards. RSI will continue to maintain a limited supply of the EOL components to allow us to make repairs in the future.
RSI can offer several upgrade paths utilizing the latest technology which incorporates all digital networks such as SynqNet and EtherCAT. Utilizing RSI’s RapidCode API and tools such as our DSP-to-Digital translator, we can assist with the migration of your old code to our new hardware as well as our software based motion control solution that does not require hardware.
As part of our product lifecycle management process we continually track component availability and manufacturability of products. Due to the inability to procure components and maintain production of some aging designs, the following products listed on Learn More section will be going end of life (EOL) this year.
Please review your current demand, anticipated future demand and spare parts requirements for this obsolete product(s). To discuss upgrade options for these product(s), please contact us and speak with our application engineer.
Final Notice of Obsolescence
The following products are becoming obsolete and will no longer be available:
The “DSP to RapidCode Translator” provides an easy software transition to RapidCode from the original DSP Series ‘C’ Programming interface. RapidCode API is same for both our new motion controller products – RapidAKD & RapidMotion. Both our products are a soft motion controller and do not require a dedicated controller card.
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