Tolomatic (Hamel, MN) offers the ACS with Ethernet, which adds Ethernet connectivity to the ACS Stepper Drive/Controller. It supports both Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, allowing connectivity to PLCs and HMIs. It offers built-in configurations for all of the company’s electric actuators. The combination of the ACS and the company’s ERD rodstyle electric actuators creates solutions for automation applications such as product changeovers, diverting, sorting, pick-and-place, or pressing.

The ACS with Ethernet is capable of commanding motion with immediate move command or preconfigured moves for infinite position capability. Each move has configurable motion profile parameters (position, velocity, acceleration/deceleration, force) that are independent for each move. The Ethernet connectivity also provides additional status and diagnostic information to the control system for monitoring and fault recovery.

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