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SolutionsThe high-performance Synchronized Axes / Sercos/ Motion Controller LMC216 AS/RS control architecture may serve as an example for automating a broad range of typical mid range, servo-driven machines: Single-, multi-axis and integrated servo drives can be operated in mixed configurations. Drive, I/O and save communication over the Sercos automation bus minimize cabling. Typical application functionalities are available as off-the-shelf software, leading to maximum flexibility in designing machines.
Value PropositionPacDrive 3 is based upon proven logic motion technology, which unifies PLC, motion, and robotics control functionality on a single hardware platform. Sercos drive communication allows the implementation of I/O communication and safe communication using a single, Ethernet-based fieldbus. With its centralized system architecture, PacDrive is the ideal solution for controlling a broad range of servo-driven production, and material-handling equipment and robotics, using fully integrated, IEC 61131-3-compliant program structures. More than 80.000 machines worldwide are controlled by PacDrive to this day.
DifferentiationPacDrive 3 based automation architectures can be flexibly adapted to changing configurations of servo axes. The controller type is determined by the number of axes, or by the complexity of operations. No other hardware has to be changed, as full program portability overcomes any limitations on the software side.