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Al,

I too want to thank the audience for joining us.  It was my pleasure to chat and exchange ideas too.

    George

Thanks George and Al for a good presentation!

Iron

Thanks to our audience for attending today's DN Radio presentation on Integrated Motion Control and special thanks to our guest, George Gulalo of Motion Tech Trends.  Keep in mind that the archive is available if you want to go back and review this session, or recommend it to a colleague.  Again, thanks for participating. We hope this has been valuable and interesting.

Blogger

Al,

Continuing on soft PLCs....with the large installed PlC base by Allen-Bradley (Rockwell Automation), that is a significant market in factory automation that needs to be addressed.

 

Al,

Yes, soft PLC is an important addition to the IMD capability.   I believe DunkerMotoren has a soft PLC and most likely Animatics too.

 

Al,

Quite the contrary.   The IMD really shines when the axis count is large due to the multipliacation of wiring and installation savings for each axis added to the system.   It is a greater challenge for the IMD to penetrate the 1, 2 or 3 axis system because the advantages are not as signficant.

Also, is anyone currently integrating soft PLCs into an IMD offering?  Is that a practical alternative to add software capabilities to a a system?

Blogger

George, do you see IMDs primarily in low axis count systems?

 

Blogger

Joyce2:

No I do not see most applications using IMDs.   That said, we will see more motors using basic electronics on the motor such as the commutation electronics, even in simpler applications.   However the electric motor/motion market has such a myriad of applications that users will continue to take advantage of the specific benefits of different technologies and system architecture to meet their needs.

Long term, do you expect integrated motors to become the "standard" used in most applications?  Any idea how long that might take?

Iron

Any other questions?

 

Impact of DSP and fpgas......significant impact.....companies like Texas Instruments keep improving their offerings and are focusing some products on motion control.   I have used an fpga for motion control and I can tell you the software and the help from the fpga makers makes their use simpler.

 

I expect to see wider support for popular industrial Ethernet networking protocols such as EtherNet/IP and PROFINET moving forward, but digital I/O is another alternative since many IMDs have their built-in I/O as well.

Blogger

Re: Communication Protocol

Depends on the application.   SSI, a serial interface is still one of the more used protocols.   Can and CanOPen that came out of the automotive industry is also well regarded.   For highest end BiSS may be employed.    The interface depends on the application

 

One popular way to control individual motor-drives is advanced networking, and many suppliers are working to add these capabilities to their products.

 

Blogger

Yes, George I can see your comments

 

Blogger

Al,

Can you read this?

 

Joyce 2:

I expect 12 to 15% growth in revenues over the next five years.  

 

@rruther2 - Sorry, there are no slides for this radio show - it's audio only.

Iron

Hi, George,  Thanks for the great conversation!

Blogger

Imiss the slide pictures.

 

Iron

Thanks for an interesting discussion

Iron

@Nuzha - Yes, you will be able to listen to the archive for a year from today.

Iron

Will there be a recording of this show ?

 

Iron

What are the most popular ways to command these IMDs? (ProfiBus, digital I/o from PLC, etc.)

Iron

What trends do you see around semiconductors (processors/DSP/FPGA) that improve performance or integration in drives

Hi George - What kind of growth rates do you expect with integrated motors in the future?

Iron

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