Robotic integration: Hardware and software advancements, such as multi-core processors and industrial Ethernet fieldbus technology, are enabling engineers to integrate cost-effective robotic solutions with motion control, communications, and human-machine interfaces.
When determining the best standards, protocols, and solutions for motion applications, including robotics, it’s best to look at motion profiles.
Beckhoff Automation XTS modular linear motion control system integrates with industrial PC, TwinCAT 3, and delta-robot doing pick and place.
A tightly integrated mechatronic system can reduce the machine footprint, shorten programming time, and eliminate dedicated hardware controllers.
CNC solutions are finding life beyond a “me too” status. Standardized at the core, CNC approaches differentiate with highly customizable add-ons. Consolidation of controls can help.
The most significant improvement to drive programming is the move to centralized programming platforms that cover an entire automated system rather than learning separate programming software only for drive programming.
The most significant improvement to drive programming is the move to centralized programming platforms, such as TwinCAT 3 from Beckhoff Automation, which allows users to program an entire automated system rather than having to learn separate programming software only for drive programming. One-cable motors and drives further simplify installation.