SERVOSHAFT motion system control software from Danaher Motion (Wood Dale, IL) enables users to run all three functions of a control system (SCADA function, PLC, and motion control) from their own computers. The software meets IEC standard 61131-3 and supports the SFC, FBD, LD, ST, and IL programming languages. An OPC server enables communication with each SCADA system, and the platform also supports data exchange with PROFIBUS and CANopen.

The motion control solution also included in the package uses a graphical, intuitive programming language that can be used to synchronize over 200 axes. The integrated development tools include a complete set of IEC 61131-3 editor programs and compiler program; the graphic Motion Editor program has access to a comprehensive group of movements. The package also includes online troubleshooting in conjunction with a soft oscilloscope.

Motion Control Technology Magazine

This article first appeared in the June, 2006 issue of Motion Control Technology Magazine.

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