SERCOS interoperability demo to be exhibited at Pack Expo 2006


Machine Control

SERCOS Interoperability Demo architecture will be shown at Pack Expo 2006.

SERCOS interface trade associations will exhibit a SERCOS interoperability demo at Pack Expo 2006 , Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. The exhibit, demonstrating interoperability of SERCOS II and SERCOS III motion controllers and servodrive products from multiple vendors, will be in the OMAC Packaging Workgroup booth, number C-64, in the concourse entrance to upper level McCormick Place North.

The demo features a new SERCOS III controller from AMK and another new SERCOS III controller and servo drives from Bosch Rexroth. This portion of the demo showcases new SERCOS III products that use Industrial Ethernet as their hardware platform. It highlights the new SERCOS Controller-to-Controller (C2C) profile, which interconnects and synchronizes three controllers in the demo. The C2C profile allows cross communication and synchronization of controls and even individual servodrives in different parts of a machine or packaging line, and meets the cell bus requirements of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup. The controller-to-controller profile takes into consideration innovative SERCOS III features, such as hardware redundancy, hot-plugging, and cross communication.

In addition, a third SERCOS controller from Bosch Rexroth runs SERCOS II drives (using fiber optics) from AMK, Lust DriveTronics, Baumueller, Bosch Rexroth, and Yaskawa. The controllers and drives all conform to the SERCOS interface Pack Profile, a subset of the SERCOS interface functions defined specifically for multi-vendor interoperability of servo controls and drives for packaging machinery. This controller also incorporates the C2C profile to communicate with the other two controllers in the system.

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—Edited by C.G. Masi , Control Engineering senior editor

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