Kollmorgen has launched PCMM, a new motion controller that is an alternative to expensive and complex IPCs. These devices have an additional sequence control system for motion control and can coordinate up to 128 axis in sync. If cycle time of less than 250 µs is required in the course of continuous path control, thanks to its excellent processing performance, the PCMM is capable of processing up to 32 servo drive axles in a deterministic process.
The PCMM can be seamlessly integrated into the machine configuration by selecting communication via TCP/IP, Modbus TCP , Ethernet/IP or ProfiNet with simple settings in the software. For high-performance motion control and axle synchronisation, the PCMM takes on the role of the EtherCAT Master. The digital inputs and outputs of the device support EtherCAT-based additions to the inputs and outputs, as well as the connection of other EtherCAT components.
Both the PLC and motion control are programmed in the standardised IEC 61131-3 languages and rounded off with an integrated Web server for remote maintenance and status queries. All devices settings and motion control programming are saved on an SD card, which represents a real advantage in terms of service.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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