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    Ludl MAC 6000 Systems

    SKU: MAC6000

    Vendor: Ludl
    Part Number: MAC6000

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    Ludl MAC 6000 Modular Automation Controller System

    The MAC 6000 sets the standard for high performance microscope automation control. With the MAC 6000 you add modules and input contols to create a system for your specific application, the MAC 6000 features a fully compatible command set that permits simple migration from existing LEP controller systems. For advanced applications, the MAC 6000 introduces an additional event based command set that eliminates conventional software polling and boosts performance and throughput of applications and systems.

    Every LEP automation component contains a
    digital ID. The digital ID is a small non-volatile
    memory device that contains information specific to the component. Information that describes the performance of the component as well as general information that can be used to uniquely identify it is programmed at the factory. The MAC 6000 controller system uses this information to configure itself for optimal performance. There are no configuration switches or jumpers. Each module auto configures without the need for user intervention.

    Beyond Simple Control:

    While the MAC 6000 can perform as a simple controller system that processes host commands, it also has functionality that goes far beyond a simple controller.

    The built-in programmable scripting language allows the MAC 6000 to execute scripts for sequencing actions. In utilizing the scripting language the user can create new commands to add functionality and program sequences. For example, scripts can be easily created to synchronize functions, time operations, perform safety interlock and more.

    The MAC 6000 is the first controller from LEP that provides an Ethernet port. With this functionality, the MAC 6000 can become a web host and provide telnet communication. The MAC 6000 can be accessed via the internet from anywhere in the world! Expanded communication ports include dual RS-232 ports up to 115k baud, Ethernet and USB. A robust multi-protocol communication language ensures compatibility with legacy LEP MAC 5000 and MAC 2000/2002 controller systems. New protocols expand the power to interface better with contemporary host processing architectures.
    • Modular architecture
    • RS-232 / USB
    • Ethernet
    • Embedded script programming
    • 100% software configurable
    • RoHS compliant
    • Automatic device tuning
    Operating Requirements:
    Power 90-250VAC 50/60Hz 150w
    Base Dimension 150mm x 203mm x 62mm
    Module Height 20mm
    Operating Temperature 10-50°C non-condensing
    Approximate Weight (base) 1.3 kg
    Compliance UL 61010A-1, CE, CSA, RoHS
    Designed for Science:

    Can a controller influence precision and performance? Yes. The MAC 6000 controller is designed to provide high performance, run cooler and minimize electrical interference. The microstepping motor drives feature a unique DC linear technology that eliminates radiated electrical energy and temperature rise of the motor. The result is more accurate data, more accurate position and less uncertainty. Better science.


    All returns must be authorized by Spectra Services in order to insure proper credit and must be requested within 30 days of purchase. All returns are subject to a minimum 15% restocking charge. For returns not due to error on behalf of Spectra Services, the customer is responsible for all transportation fees related to the returned product. To ensure proper credit, each product return must include the following information:

    • Customer name and address
    • Purchase order number
    • Spectra Services shipping order number
    • Date of invoice
    • Item number of returned item(s)
    • Spectra Services return authorization number (RMA)
    • Reason for return

    Non-Returnable Goods
    Unfortunately, Spectra Services is unable to accept the following returns at this time:

    • Products not in completely resalable condition (including products with damaged, missing, or defaced labeling or packaging
    • Chemicals, reagents, diagnostics, sterile, or any controlled products (unless products do not meet specification
    • Laboratory apparatus or instruments that have been used or are without the original packaging, labeling and operating manuals
    • Refrigerated products or other perishables
    • Products which are not inventoried by Spectra Services and are not able to be returned to the manufacturer
    • Products purchased on a special order
    • Products not purchased from Spectra Services
    • Products with an expired shelf life or an expiration date too short for resale
    • Discontinued products

    Spectra Services reserves the right to review this policy on a case-by-case basis.

    Pre-Owned Products

    Upon receipt of the pre-owned product(s), the customer has one week to evaluate the product to ensure it meets their expectations. If for some reason the customer decides to return the product, they may do so at any point during those seven (7) days for a full refund. No restocking fee will be assessed, however, the customer is responsible for the return shipping costs. Full credit will be issued upon receipt and inspection of the item(s) to ensure equipment was returned in the same condition it was initially shipped out in.

    Important Information

    All exchanges and returns require the completion of a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form. Once completed, please return the merchandise immediately as the RMA number is only active for ten (10) days from the date of issuance.

    Charges associated with returning items are the responsibility of the customer unless the item(s) arrived defective, damaged, or incorrect.

    Spectra Services highly recommends that return packages be insured for full value and packaged securely to prevent shipping damage.

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