EC: MachineStruxure controllers

Machine & Embedded Control — PLCs: MachineStruxure is a comprehensive suite of compact logic-based controllers designed to reduce cost, optimize design time, and enable faster time to market. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice award winner.

10/20/2014


Machine & Embedded Control — PLCs: MachineStruxure is a comprehensive suite of compact logic-based controllers designed to reduce cost, optimize design time, and enable faster time to market. This is a Control Engineering 2015 Engineers’ Choice finalist.MachineStruxure is a comprehensive suite of compact logic-based controllers designed to reduce cost, optimize design time, and enable faster time to market. The solution includes three compact logic-based controllers-Modicon M221, Modicon M241, and Modicon M251-the Modicon TM3 I/O system, the Modicon LMC078 motion controller, and the Lexium 28 servo drive.

The compact controllers set new standards for functionality and performance with their straightforward engineering, extensive embedded communication capabilities, and scalability to enable machine builders to create customized solutions efficiently with minimal installation time.

Each controller features standard interfaces such as Ethernet, a USB port for programming and a serial interface. Additionally, embedded web servers give the controllers extensive built-in connectivity without requiring optional add-ons, even in standard configurations.

All three models provide convenient data handling via QR codes displayed directly on products, enabling quick access to product documentation and support via a Smartphone or tablet. The controllers can be accessed via Bluetooth enabled devices and can be remotely accessed via the SCADA Touch application, Webvisu or a Weportal, simplifying maintenance activities.

The I/O system, Modicon TM3, enables flexible and customizable expansion of the I/O terminals in all controller models. Up to 14 terminals can be added via a new I/O expansion bus, which is 10 times faster than traditional solutions.

Additionally, the Modicon LMC078 motion controller is suitable for a wide range of processing machines, as well as simpler packaging machinery. It combines motion control functionality for up to eight servo axes on a single controller platform with a powerful PLC that can process 1,000 bit PLC instructions in 5 µs.

The Lexium 28 servo drive offers additional functions such as DC bus coupling, embedded safety functionalities, and an easy-to-use auto-tuning function and offers a performance range of 0.05 to 4.5 KW and comes equipped with CANopen and CANmotion.

Schneider Electric

www.schneider-electric.com 



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