EC: 3200 C L-Force Controller
Machine and embedded control – PLCs: The 3200 C L-f\Force Controller from Lenze combines the program logic controller, motion controller, and visualization in one compact device that simplifies engineering and extends cost savings. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
The compact, energy-efficient 3200 C L-Force Controller from Lenze is designed for superior precision motion control in high-dynamic multiaxis applications, including gantry systems, robots, conveyors, feeders, and other machines in a line of process. Combining the program logic controller, motion controller, and visualization in one compact device simplifies engineering and extends cost savings. The architecture fits in a tight control cabinet and operates without a fan or battery via an integrated universal power supply (UPS). The 3200 C controller directs the ECS or 9400 drive and MCS motor through the sequence of moves, plans each trajectory point, and directs the drive to close the position and velocity loops with the motor. Automation applications demand high-performing, simple-to-use, maintenance-free technologies.
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