Cooperation Yaskawa and KW-Software

Lemgo, (PresseBox) - Yaskawa Electric proudly announces the release of the MotionWorks IEC Mechatronics Control System utilizing KW-Software s runtime and development tools software to achieve an IEC 61131-3 compliant system with all of the motion performance that Yaskawa is known for.

Yaskawa Electric, established in 1915, is a global leader of Mechatronics Solutions using variable speed AC drives, servos, machine controllers, and robots. KW-Software is the international leading provider and supplier of solutions and technologies in the field of industrial control, safety technology and PROFINET components.

MotionWorks IEC software is fully compatible with the global programming standards specified by IEC 61131-3 and PLCopen. Yaskawa s MP2300Siec controller features EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, and Mechatrolink network connectivity for up to 16 axis of motion control. The EtherNet/IP connection can simultaneously transport Modbus, CIP, HTTP, and OPC Server messages.

The IEC 61131-3 programming standard delivers a competitive advantage to machine builders by offering the best of several languages in one development package including function block, ladder program, and structured text. MotionWorks IEC software also incorporates PLCopen function blocks for motion control. These standard, reusable code libraries store previously written logic that will significantly reduce development time and improve code quality. End-users will appreciate the familiar behaviour and functionality common among many IEC 61131-3 platforms. An integrated Web server makes maintenance and troubleshooting easier because no host software is required.

The 2.5-inch wide MP2300Siec controller packs in an Ethernet connection with EtherNet/IP scanner/adapter functionality and Modbus TCP/IP master/slave. The MP2300Siec implements Mechatrolink high-speed, digital network for tightly integrated motion and I/O even when complex motion such as camming or gearing functions are required.

Multiprog used by Yaskawa for creating their control applications is the hardware-independent IEC 61131 PLC programming system and the basis of more than 250 control systems from different manufactures world wide. Multiprog is ready for the world wide use having multilingual user interfaces as well as project language. User interfaces are available in German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

On the controller side is ProConOS, the very fast, real-time and multitasking-capable IEC 61131 PLC runtime system that is available for a great number of embedded platforms. Coupled to ProConOS is Yaskawa s high-speed motion engine recognized world wide for it is outstanding performance. By compiling the Multiprog IEC61131 and PLCopen programs into native machine code enables the controller to provide very high performance. ProConOS supplies powerful debug functionalities for programming, commissioning and maintenance of PLC-controlled machines and plants.

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