Yaskawa America's MP2600iec motion controller provides
motion control of 1 or 1.5 axis along with machine control. The MP2600iec machine
controller supports all five IEC61131-3 programming languages: Ladder Diagram,
Function Block, Structured Text, Sequential Function Chart and Instruction
List. The Function Block language provides execution of MotionWorks PLCopen
function blocks. These pre-programmed blocks provide all of the standard
functionality required for most motion control applications, eliminating the
need for custom programming.
machine control applications, the MP2600iec machine
controller can provide complete control and monitoring, eliminating the need
for a separate PLC or other
low-level controller. The MP2600iec motion
controller provides machine control and monitoring via 15 discrete inputs, 11 discrete
outputs, one analog input and one analog output. All of these inputs and outputs
can be controlled via execution of any of the five IEC61131-3 programming
automation, monitoring and control systems external to the machine are provided
by the discrete and analog I/O, or via the EtherNet/IP and Modbus/TCP digital networks. An optional OPC server allows for the
transfer of real time data over Ethernet from the machine process to the
factory network. The MP2600iec motion controller
also includes full Web server capability, allowing access to the controller
from any standard web browser.
The entire family of MP controllers including the MP2600iec controller
is programmed with Yaskawa's MotionWorks
IEC software, either MotionWorks IEC Express or MotionWorks IEC Pro.
MotionWorks IEC Express allows programming in Ladder Diagram, Structured Text
and Function Block and is well suited for less complex machines that require
only one task. MotionWorks IEC Pro has all the features of Express, but also
offers 16 prioritized tasks. It also gives users easier control of machine
states via Sequential Function Chart, and it includes Instruction List
Both MotionWorks IEC Express and Pro encourage the
programmer to take advantage of the best of several programming languages
within one development package. Ladder Logic is perfect for representing
digital sensory data. Structured Text is a great solution for mathematical
algorithms and assignments, and Function Block is best suited for motion
control. These languages seamlessly and predictably cooperate with one another.
Variables and outputs from a program structure can be referenced by other
programs, providing the ultimate automation development environment.
The MP2600iec motion
controller combines execution of all five IEC61131-3 programming languages,
pre-programmed PLCopen function blocks and support for the most widely used
digital communications networks into one compact 1/1.5 axis
controller. For many machines, the MP2600iec motion controller can provide
complete control and monitoring, eliminating the need for a separate PLC or other low-level controller.
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