ACS Motion Control has launched a new version of its SPiiPlus Application Development Kit (ADK) Suite motion control software with new simulation and motion machine interface (MMI) tools. The SPiiPlus ADK Suite Version 2.50 provides enhanced diagnostics capabilities to minimize setup, tuning and programming time for motion control applications. With updated ACSPL+ functions, variables and commands, Version 2.50 enables the implementation of both highly complex motion-time-event sequences with accurate positioning and timing, and simpler tasks such as point-to-point control.
ACS’ simulator tool models an ideal closed loop servo system, enabling users to develop the logic part of complex multi-axis controller programs in a PC environment without motion control hardware, reducing time-to-market. The motion simulator allows for simultaneous application development by multiple users, full simulation of all fault conditions, debug, and reduce project development time by significantly.
The MMI (Motion Machine Interface) functionality provides program and motion management, configuration, system analysis, servo tuning, programming, parameter viewing, I/O monitoring, and safety tools.
“SPiiPlus ADK Suite Version 2.50 is more than ever before, a powerful and easy-to-use simulation and motion machine interface (MMI) tool. The simulation feature significantly speeds up new machine development by allowing engineers to write, run, analyze and debug motion control programs and I/O logic in parallel with hardware development. The advanced MMI tool provides comprehensive motion analysis, allowing users to fine-tune their systems resulting in better machine throughput, high productivity and faster return on investment,” said Jason Goerges, General Manager at ACS Motion Control.
Additional new features include JIT and dynamic buffer execution, blended segmented motion, bitwise mapping of EtherCAT variables, and more. The SPiiPlus ADK Suite version 2.50 now also includes the ACS Knowledge Center within the SPiiPlusMMI Application Studio and as a standalone application available as a separate download.
The SPiiPlus ADK Suite Version 2.50 software supports all of ACS’ motion control products and the newly released models: LCM EtherCAT Laser Control Module and MP4U modular eight-axis Universal Drive Module,
The SPiiPlus ADK Suite Version 2.50 is available for download at SPiiPlus ADK Suite Download (for registered customers).
ACS Motion Control
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