New Product Announcement: ProductivityMotion – 1, 2, 3 & 4 Axes Motion Controllers For Productivity Series PLCs

PS-AMC1 ProductivityMotion Controller

PS-AMC motion controllers have been added to the Productivity range of PLCs. Designed to work seamlessly with selected CPUs, they provide accurate, coordinated, plug-and-play motion control. The controllers are capable of up to 4 coordinated axes of motion per controller (PS-AMC4) with differential encoder feedback for each axis and a maximum switching frequency of 1MHz. Up to 24 general-purpose high-speed inputs and 12 general-purpose high-speed outputs are also included. Available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 axis models, AMC controllers are auto-discovered in the Productivity Suite programming software, which has numerous built-in motion instructions allowing for easy configuration of standard Continue reading New Product Announcement: ProductivityMotion – 1, 2, 3 & 4 Axes Motion Controllers For Productivity Series PLCs

New Product Announcement: iR-PU01-P -Weintek Single Axis Motion Control Module

Having invested heavily in research to develop an easy-to-use, integrated motion control solution, Weintek have launched the iR-PU01-P, a single axis motion control module to their iR Series of remote i/o. This new module works with existing iR Series communication couplers to control stepper/servo motors, making it great for applications requiring positioning control, such as packaging and filling machines, measurement systems, printing machines, tension controllers and conveyor systems. With the release of iR-PU01-P, Weintek also provide a library of motion control function blocks for use within CODESYS. By connecting a cMT HMI’s CODESYS with the iR-COP+iR-PU01-P via CANopen, these motion Continue reading New Product Announcement: iR-PU01-P -Weintek Single Axis Motion Control Module

SureStep IP65 Rated Stepper Motors from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added motors designed for wash-down environments to its stepper systems product line. SureStep® IP65 rated high-torque stepping motors are completely protected from solids and dust ingress and from low pressure water jets from any direction, making them suitable for many wash-down applications. These fully sealed, single-shaft motors are available with industry-standard NEMA 17, 23, and 34 mounting flanges and provide holding torque from 61 to 1288 oz-in. The motors use 2-phase technology with 200 full steps per revolution or 1.8 degrees per full step. The square-frame or “high-torque” style of these stepping motors is the latest in bipolar Continue reading SureStep IP65 Rated Stepper Motors from AutomationDirect

Version 2.30 CLICK Programming Software Released – CLICK CPU now with High Speed Inputs!

We’re excited to announce the release of version 2.30 of the CLICK programming software – this can be downloaded from our website here.  The big news items here is that High-Speed inputs are now available on the CLICK Ethernet CPUs – a list of the available configurations by CPU type is at the bottom of this article. There are a couple of minor points to note for those migrating from Version 2.20 of the CLICK Software, the main one is that the Input setup that was previously configured in the CPU Built-in I/O Setup as below… …is now done from the “High Speed Continue reading Version 2.30 CLICK Programming Software Released – CLICK CPU now with High Speed Inputs!