Xpress PAC is a truly Integrated Machine Control Solution

Xpress PAC from Micromech is the first truly integrated family of machine control solutions available from one vendor. From HMI to mechanics and everything in between, Parker’s Xpress PAC family of programmable automation control products offer unique advantages unavailable from any other source.

Xpress Pac

Xpress PacAdvantages • World-class visualisation and motion platform products • Fast, cost-effective ‘motionbus’ • Open Ethernet protocols • Industry-leading mechanical solutions • Industry’s largest, strongest sales application support & service network

An Investment             The Xpress PAC family is specifically designed to offer unprecedented inter-operability, which achieves:

• Speedy project implementation • A much reduced time to market • Increased Return on Investment

The Xpress PAC family centres around the ACR-96xx Programmable Automation Controller. A truly converged platform, the ACR-96xx includes logic, motion and HMI in a single scalable product. Interact Xpress HMI is the machine-level member of the Xpress PAC family.

Interact Xpress provides your system with a connection to the other side of the plant, or even plant on the other side of the world.

The Xpress PAC family supports standards-based development environments, open communications protocols and integrated remote support and data collection capabilities. These features guarantee a migration path to the needs of manufacturers as developments evolve and provide the industry’s easiest tools for moving information off the plant floor to wherever it’s needed.

Development • Guarantees interoperability from a single product family including HMI, controls, drives, motors, gearheads and mechanics
• Dramatically reduces development and integration time via automatically shared development tools and data
• Reduces or eliminates training with intuitive design tools that can be learned “on the fly” • Moves “Information Anywhere” with the integrated web-publishing tools
• Moves “Information Anywhere” with the integrated web-publishing tools
Open Connectivity • The ACR-96xx automatically generates a suite of common tags for each axis of motion
• HMI tags are automatically imported from controllers and many third-party devices
• Support for open, industry-standard field bus protocols such as EtherNet/IP™ and CANopen
Machine Layout and Wiring • Reduces wiring time and costs with ETHERNET Powerlink high-speed motion bus
• Quick and easy Ethernet cabling
Remote Support • Remote editing and support over any IP                 connection

Xpress PAC Family Benefits

The Xpress PAC is a multi-faceted integrated automation solution offering:

• Visualisation • IEC Control • Network/Fieldbus • Motion Control • Drive • Motor • Mechanics

The Xpress PAC family supports standards-based development environments, open communications protocols and integrated remote support and data collection capabilities. These features guarantee a migration path as your needs evolve and provide the industry’s easiest tools for moving information off the plant floor to wherever it’s needed.

Micromech is the UK distributor and systems integrator for Parker Hannifin electromechanical products. For more information or a copy of the catalogue, contact Alan Spinks on 01376 333333 or email alan@micromech.co.uk

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Delta Tau tales of motion control….Episode 17: The Power PMAC is a CAT with extra lives

Delta Tau tales of motion control
Episode 17: The Power PMAC is a CAT with extra lives
The Power PMAC from Delta Tau is a CAT that can live alongside a great number of motor drives from many other suppliers. This means a variety of apparently disparate motor drives can be linked on a common network, and it also controls any other I/O at the same time. In fact, Power PMAC forms the EtherCAT Master removing the need for separate motion control and network controllers.Power PMAC CATEtherCAT is increasingly a widely used open, high performance, Ethernet based fieldbus system that supports a huge range of devices with a broad range of protocols. The EtherCAT protocols supported by Power PMAC include:

  • Coe, Foe and Eoe
  • Coe DS402 specification for drives
  • Cyclic drives in Position, Velocity and Torque modes

The innovative Power PMAC is a seventh generation motion controller combining unprecedented speed and accuracy with ultra high bandwidth for sub-nanoscale motion precision.

It is therefore possible to control up to 256 axes from a single card with a unique 64-bit hardware floating point processor that delivers breathtaking processing speeds. It is important to note that speeds can be achieved in orders of magnitude better than other competitors motion controllers. In one custom servo programme test, processing time was slashed from 588µs to just 1.6µs. In addition there is also the capability to control up to 32 co-ordinated axes.

High-speed integrated communications aids precision machine implementation and control, here again a custom test showed an improvement from 4.0s to 220ms.

New memory configurations enable extremely fast access rates and the Power PMAC includes not only error checking but importantly error correction which is a vital new feature for complex motion algorithms.
Other standard features include powerful PLC functionality; a web server interface as standard; USB and SD card interfaces; and USB2 built in Ethernet with 1GB transmission. Software for Power PMAC has been researched thoroughly and carefully written so that the development environment integrates with MS Visual Studio.

Micromech Systems is an authorised systems integrator for Delta Tau high level, multi-axis control products, if you wish to find out more about these exciting products then contact Stirling on 01376 333333 or stirling@micromech.co.uk

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The Sigma-5 EtherCAT C from Yaskawa provides real-time Ethernet interface for an EtherCAT communication network

The SGDV-OCA01A network module is an add-on board which is compatible with Sigma-5 series command option attachable amplifiers  SGDV with the communication protocol CANopen (CoE =CAN over EtherCAT). EtherCAT is an open real-time Ethernet network supported by the EtherCAT technology group www.ethercat.org. The EtherCAT network module offers a wide range of functions based on the IEC 61158 Type12, IEC 61800-7 CiA 402 drive profile.

Sigma 5The CoE interface enables the user to achieve very high-speed synchronous distributed control with a high level of reliability. CANopen is a higher-layer protocol commonly used in the automation industry, the specification of this protocol is maintained and developed by the CiA organisation www.can-cia.org

The Module supports many functions including profile position mode, homing mode, interpolated position mode, profile velocity mode, torque profile mode, cyclic sync position mode, cyclic sync velocity mode and cyclic sync torque mode. The communication rate is up to 100Mbps; there are two standard RJ45 connectors and 4 LEDs for status indication.

It conforms to many required standards: EtherCAT Technology Group specifications, CiA specifications, safety standard UL508, material compliance UL94V-0 and RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. In addition it meets the WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.

Micromech supplies world-leading servo drive technology and linear products. Micromech is the UK distributor and integrator for Yaskawa Electric, if you require more information about these exciting products then contact Stirling Morley on 01376 333333 or stirling@micromech.co.uk

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