Advantech launches its first embedded motion controller
PEC-3240 features four-axis motion control, 32-channel isolated digital I/O.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the PEC-3240 Embedded Motion Controller, providing a combination of integrated processing, control, and communications. The PEC-3240 features four-axis motion control, 32-channel isolated digital I/O, and an Intel Celeron M CPU, making it a robust all-in-one automation controller, according to the company.
By providing a variety of motion control functions, such as 2/3-axis linear, 2-axis circular interpolation, continuous interpolation, T/S-curve speed profile, and position limit detection, the PEC-3240 is a software-ready solution for general machine automation and testing applications. It is fanless and diskless with no internal cabling, making it resistant to vibration and allowing it to operate in harsh environments with temperature ranges from -10° to 65° C. Moreover, its dimensions are compact at 244 x 152 x 59 mm.
The Advantech embedded motion controller supports Windows 2000/XP, Windows XP Embedded OS, and has pre-installed drivers to control motion and IO functions, shortening system development time.
- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
Machine Control, Motion Control news from Control Engineering
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.