"It is more of a complex controller and, in reality, it is an extended PLC with real-time motion control that updates in a quarter of a millisecond," says Joaquin Ocampo, product manager with Bosch Rexroth. "It uses the latest IndraLogic 2G for programming, debugging and diagnostics."
IndraLogic XLC controllers have motion control functions integrated in the run-time systems, allowing for greater adaptation into various applications via standard device and software interfaces. The open software platform allows for rapid development of machine control. End-to-end communication between the controller and decentralized system peripherals, such as inputs and outputs or drives, takes place via real-time Ethernet Sercos III. Fast PLC cycles to 250 I.25s enable dependable handling of time-critical process signals.
Applications suited for these controllers range from the simple command of single axes to synchronization of multiple axes and integration of the FlexProfile for complex motion sequences. The graphical profile editor in the IndraWorks software tool offers numerous offline and online functions for this purpose. Master and slave interfaces for Profinet RT, Profibus and EtherNet/IP are available, in addition to Sercos III, to facilitate integration into a range of communication networks. IndraLogic XLC controllers are IEC 61131-3 programming language conformable with extensions, object-oriented language elements, and flexible Manifold function libraries and task systems.