Design kit for communicating with motion controllers, PLCs
The Galil Design Kit (GDK) by Galil Motion Control is designed to provide easy communication with motion controllers and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The GDK contains six tools: A scope, turner, terminal, editor, viewer, and setup.
The scope is designed to emulate a traditional digital oscilloscope. It provides intuitive measuring and zooming tools, trigger tools, autoscale and more. The tuner is designed to assist in optimizing a system’s performance. It provides a single interface for editing filter parameters such as pole, notch and PID. The viewer tool allows customized real-time viewing of the controller’s input/output (I/O) status, motor position, and more.
The setup tool allows the user to view, edit, backup and load controller memory such as parameters, variables, arrays and the program buffer. The terminal tool provides easy communication to and from controllers and it can be used to query the controller’s parameters or execute a program. The editor tool allows the user to write, save, download, upload and execute application code and multiple programs can be opened, edited and saved in one seamless user interface.
The GDK’s communications library, gclib, now uses a default communications server. This software layer works as a multiplexer to the hardware and allows multiple applications to communicate with the same controller. Data that was once only available to one application is now distributed to all subscribing clients.
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