Uncomplicated control

Baumüller offers the softdrivePLC for direct integration of PLC and motion control functionalities into the controllers

Nürnberg, (PresseBox) - With the new b maXX softdrivePLC, the Nuremberg automation specialists make separate control hardware unnecessary for certain applications. With the combination of motion control and PLC functions in the controller, Baumüller creates a decentralized control architecture for programming in accordance with IEC 61131 which makes designing distributed intelligence in the machine extremely easy. Without complicated tools for control programming, control tasks from simple allocation of digital inputs to complex control algorithms can be performed locally in the controller. All this can easily be accomplished using the ProDrive parameterization tool.

One advantage is cost savings due to no longer requiring control hardware. Another is that the programs run highly synchronized with the controller clock at cycle times of up to 125 µs and simple, special filters can be programmed. In addition, the fieldbus communication between two axes is no longer necessary in double axis units because the b maXX softdrivePLC can access both controllers in a double axis unit in the b maXX 5300.

In this case for instance, as a function of the load distribution, Baumüller offers an integrated technology which allows for gantry axes to be easily and economically integrated into the machine process. In addition, via the direct connection, master-slave functions can be very easily realized and all of the axes have access to parameters such as, for instance, target and actual values.

The b maXX softdrivePLC runs as part of the firmware in the Baumüller drive concepts, b maXX 5000, b maXX 3300 and in the decentralized drive concept, b maXX 2500 and is suitable for single and double axis applications.

Baumüller Gruppe

Baumüller with its headquarters located in Nuremberg is one of the leading manufacturers of innovative automation and electric drive systems. Our employees plan, develop, produce and install complete and intelligent system solutions for mechanical engineering at more than 40 locations spread all over the world; from operation and visualization tools to Motion Control software as per PLCopen, from software modules to controllers, also including converters, electric drives and the whole service range for ready to use automation solutions.

The areas service, installations, fitting, and relocation add to the wide range of Baumüller's services. In the mechanical engineering industry, Baumüller is one of the leading partners for automation solutions worldwide.

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