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Antenna Mast & Turntable Controllers

Frankonia offers the following three controllers for Antenna Masts and Turntables:
• Controller FC-04 Data Sheet
• Multi-Device Positioning Controller – FC-05 Data Sheet

Controller FC-04

FRANKONIA Controller FC-04
Controller FC-04 Frankonia developed a complete range of controllers offering very simple control of our positioning devices. In its basic version our controller FC-04 is able to control a turntable and 2 antenna masts (FAM 4 or FAM 6). The communication with the devices is made along a duplex optic fiber (optical bus).
Main characteristics
Able to control up to 15 devices
Resolution 0.1
Frankonia optic bus system FSMA 660 nm
Standard programming language SCPI
•Remote interface GPIB (IEEE 488.2) and USB interface
Flash memory (possible to upgrade the firmware via the USB interface)
Technical Specifications
Rack: 19" 1U
Weight: 2.5kg
Dimensions: (LxWxH): 482.6mm x 172mm x 44.3mm
Power Supply: 115/230V-50Hz/60Hz
Frequency: 50Hz/60Hz

Multi-Device Positioning Controller

Main characteristics:
• M Multi-Device Positioning Controller for simultaneous operation of up to four different positioning units
• C Compatible with all new Frankonia antenna masts, turntables and other positioning equipment
• Compatible with industry standard software
• IEEE 488 (GPIB) and USB interfaces
Technical Specifications:
Standard programming languages: SCPI
Remote Interface: GPIB (IEEE 488.2) and USB
Optical input/output: 660 nm, FSMA connectors
Solenoid valve (optional): 5 / 3 way operating pressure 3.0 - 8.0 bar Power supply: 100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 482.6 x 172 x 44.3 mm
Weight: 3.2 kg
Accessories: included power cord, application software, user
The application software of the FC-05 is running on Microsoft Windows®.
The Software has two main functions:
1. Real time display of each drive
2. Ability to control all devices via the optical bus
The software uses either the USB port or the GPIB interface for positioning information. It can be connected to the FC-05 controller for real time display or for controlling two antenna masts and one turntable.



Frankonia’s controller FC06 provides easy control of positioning devices. Using a new processor technology the data rate has been increased. A modular construction allows an individual configuration of the controller and for the driving of up to six automation devices that are recog- nized automatically. The controller is equipped with a GPIB IEEE 488.2 and a RJ45 interface. The software interface has been reworked and adapted to the latest system software. In order to facilitate the operation of the controller, the FC06 can be connected to a wireless router. Where the chamber access is open, the software is operable with a mobile terminal.


• Able to control up to six devices
• 19” rack mounting possibility
• Easy and user-friendly software design
• Software updates via USB



Frankonia’s software for the FC06 runs on any Microsoft Windows ® operating system. The software offers two main functions to control and command:
• Combination of up to 6 positioning devices
• Control of devices via optical signal
• Real-time position of each device
• WebVisu software control for tablet, computers or any other mobile devices
• Full programmable functionality due to customer specific test scenario
• Preset a specific test procedure with loop function
• User-friendly interface The software uses either a USB or GPIB interface to exchange control commands and to receive real-time position information.


Multi-Device Positioning Controller – FC-06 Data Sheet
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