Motion control package

By Plant Engineering Staff August 25, 2006

The controller-based Motion Logic platform highlights the IndraMotion MLC system, providing real-time motion control for up to 16 axes per controller in applications such as cartoners and form/fill/seal machines. The MLC is specifically designed for packaging machines with centralized or distributed architectures. Up to 64 controllers can be networked together to provide precise synchronization of an entire line or process. The core hardware component of the system is a compact, DIN-rail-mounted controller that combines the advantages of embedded PC architecture with scalable I/O systems. The controller base module offers standardized communication interfaces such as Ethernet, PROFIBUS (master/slave), RS232, and SERCOS and includes 16 fast inputs and outputs. It can also be expanded with additional communication interfaces or technology modules.

Bosch Rexroth
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