PACMotion controller serves complex motion applications

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms' motion controller is designed for the high-end needs of complex applications.

11/12/2008


GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has unveiled PACMotion, a motion controller for the high-end needs of complex applications. Modules control up to four axes plus a master axis, and up to 10 modules can be placed in a PACSystems RX3i rack for simultaneous control of up to 40 axes. Paired with FANUC Servos, it provides a solution for machine automation. The multiprocessor PACcore architecture is bridged by virtual dual-port memory and a high-speed PCI backplane, to enable tight axis synchronization of all axes in the rack. Motion controllers with a single microprocessor for all functions will see loop update performance degrade as the CPU processes more information for more axes, and longer loop update times can introduce errors and variability in high-speed manufacturing. However, PACMotion simplifies programming by sharing a common database. Applications include packaging, assembly, woodworking, metalworking, and printing industries.

GE Fanuc PACmotion motion controller
PACmotion modules control up to four axes plus a master axis.

– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
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