Mitsubishi Electric (Vernon Hills, IL) has introduced the QD77MS Simple Motion Module that simplifies programming of complex motion profiles. Programming and setup of both PLC and motion control are performed using a single software program. Controller compatibility assures smooth migration to technology platforms using tools that offer motion project diversion and project recycling capability. Drive compatibility allows the use of either existing or newer servo amplifiers for actuation control. Available with 2, 4, or 16 input/output axes, the module is designed for use with the iQ automation and control platform.
A high-speed 300 Mbps communication network provides full insight into the control dynamics. Metrics such as power consumption can also be measured over this network. A function block library is available on the 2-, 4-, and 16-axes modules. With the connectable servo drives, users can reduce total energy consumption.