Thursday, November 20, 2014

Delta Electronics’ Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) with EtherCAT and DMCNET MH1-Series



Delta Electronics, Inc. (Taiwan) - Cost effective controller with high reliability, integrated network communication capability, and motion control functions for advanced automation solutions.

Delta’s PAC MH-1 Series feature a perfect integration of motion control and logic programming control. It enables better synchronization with EtherCAT and DMCNET communication. These communication interfaces offer high response and high precision control, and are ideal for high-performance multi-axis motion control.

The EtherCAT master port allows for up to 4 kHz of synchronous cycle time for multi-axis control and automation (up to 64 axes of control); the built-in DMCNET master enables a 12 multi-axis motion control. It connects a maximum of 100 units of EtherCAT slave modules or 24 units of DMCNET slave modules. Linear, arc, helical and high-speed continuous interpolation can easily be implemented.

Advanced software solutions:
The MH-1 Series is perfectly suited for many different types of machines: laser engraving, frame cutting, robot arms, five- axis CNC machine tools, EDM, waterjet cutting, injection and woodworking. This controller differentiates itself from the competition thanks to integrated advanced application specific APIs which dramatically ease the implementation process. For example, the MH-1 Series include CNC control functions as well as robot and control and IEC61131 PLC functions. Its versatile software platform offers a perfect integration of motion control, logic programming control and human machine interface.

EtherCAT automation Software, EcNAVI, enables the configuration of an EtherCAT network that includes an EtherCAT master controller and slave devices for data communication, functional identification, programming, and debugging.

Rugged, flexible and performing hardware:
The MH-1 Series feature a 1.2 GHz to 2.7 GHz Dual-code processor. Operating temperature range is 0ºC to 50ºC. Its cable-less and fan-less design increases reliability and reduce power consumption. It also features stable storage: easy installation of a large capacity SATA hard disk for easy maintenance and data management. The MH-1 Series offers multiple communication interfaces, such as built-in USB and CFast Card slots, 1 COM port, 2 giga Ethernet and 2 DMCNET communication ports for fast and convenient data transmission. In addition, it includes extension interfaces: two PCI or 1one PCIe extension slots for more flexible operation.



Comprehensive advanced motion control solutions:
The MH1 Series can be integrated with Delta’s automation system solutions like the servo system ASDA Series and ECMA Series servo motors, which feature incremental encoders with 20-bit resolution (1,280.000 points per revolution) encoders, ECML Series linear motors, as well Delta HMIs or sensors.

Delta’s ASDA Series servo system provides an ideal solution for multi-axis motion control applications in various automated industries. It offers high responsiveness – setting time is below 1 ms and the acceleration time is only 7 ms for speeds from -3000 rpm to 3000 rpm with an empty load! (Test record is of a 400 W motor with 60 mm frame size). Controlled by MH1 and ASDA Series, Delta’s ECML series ironless linear motors are backlash free and offer high precision, high-rigidity and high response.

Current drive systems in the market are a complex system that includes many different components coming from different suppliers. Delta’s global solution enables to establish a simpler system featuring simple wiring, quick installation, fast communication, superior performance and less integration effort.

For more information about the Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) with EtherCAT and DMCNET MH1-Series from Delta Electronics click here.


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