Blazing fast PLC
Vernon Hills, Ill. —Not just another PLC, Q-series is billed as an "automation platform for the future." Designers can place up to four CPUs on a rack along with local I/O modules. The platform can compete with VME computers in semiconductor manufacturing or can combine process and sequential logic modules for batch control.
Vernon Hills, Ill. -Not just another PLC, Q-series is billed as an 'automation platform for the future.' Designers can place up to four CPUs on a rack along with local I/O modules. The platform can compete with VME computers in semiconductor manufacturing or can combine process and sequential logic modules for batch control. Users choose from among five sequential logic controllers, two motion control modules, two process control modules, and a PC module. No programming is required to configure multiple CPUs on one rack, which also share memory across the backplane. Programming is in IEC 61131 standard languages or C for custom control. Motion modules can control eight or 32 axes depending on the model, and the system can control up to 96 coordinated axes. Modules communicate with servo amplifiers via Mitsubishi's high-speed SSCNet, which allows daisy-chaining amplifiers in a network. The PC module operates on either Microsoft Windows NT Embedded or Windows 2000. The industrially hardened PC sports 100base-T Ethernet, two USB ports, two serial ports, two PC card ports, monitor, keyboard, mouse, FDD, HDD, and parallel ports. If multiple CPUs are located on a backplane, developer software assigns the I/O modules to the processor to avoid conflict of which processor controls the module. Basic CPU configuration executes 1,000 steps in 100 www.meau.com Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control 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.