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Tool supports IEC61131-3 language

Posted: 22 May 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:programming language  motion controller  IEC61131-3 

ACS Motion Control has enhanced its motion control software to support the IEC61131-3 programming language.

Designated Application Development Kit (ADK) 6.0, the PLC Open compliant control software allows users to program using any of the five languages in addition to ACSPL+.

The advanced ADK 6.0 software provides fully variable mapping that enables flexible bidirectional interfacing, mutual synchronisation, and functionality exchange between ACSPL+ and IEC 61131-3 programs.

The addition of full CANOpen support allows SPiiPlus motion controllers to be configured as a CANOpen Master, according to the DS-402 specification, and control up to 64 nodes of motion or I/O.

The latest revision of the ADK software also enables advanced 2-phase step motor operation in both Open and Closed-loop modes when operated by the internal amplifiers of the SPiiPlus CM and MC4U. In closed-loop operation, the step motors perform to near servo-like performance.

The ADK 6.0 software provides support for a newly available second TCP/IP Ethernet port on all MC4U products. Additionally, every component in the MC4U can now be identified by the motion machine interface.

ACS Motion Control's software also features a simulator tool that models an ideal closed loop servo system, allowing users to logically develop multi-axis controller programs in a PC environment without motion control hardware, improving time-to-market.

- Ismini Scouras

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