PLC for Complex Motion and Real -Time Control

DN Staff

March 14, 2011

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PLC for Complex Motion and Real -Time Control

Thenew IndraLogicXLC offers logic control, motion control and real-time communicationintegrated in a homogenous control solution.

"Itis more of a complex controller and, in reality, it is an extended PLC withreal-time motion control that updates in a quarter of a millisecond," says JoaquinOcampo, product manager with Bosch Rexroth. "It uses the latest IndraLogic 2Gfor programming, debugging and diagnostics."

IndraLogicXLC controllers have motion control functions integrated in the run-timesystems, allowing for greater adaptationinto various applications via standard device and software interfaces. The opensoftware platform allows for rapid development of machine control. End-to-endcommunication between the controller and decentralized system peripherals, suchas 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 processsignals.

Applicationssuited for these controllers range from the simple command of single axes to synchronizationof multiple axes and integration of the FlexProfile for complex motionsequences. The graphical profile editor in the IndraWorks software tool offersnumerous offline and online functions for this purpose. Master and slaveinterfaces for Profinet RT, Profibus and EtherNet/IP are available, in additionto Sercos III, to facilitate integration into a range of communicationnetworks. IndraLogic XLC controllers areIEC 61131-3 programming language conformable with extensions, object-orientedlanguage elements, and flexible Manifold function libraries and task systems.

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