Standalone EtherCAT master controller handles high-level machine control tasks. The SPiiPlus NTM is part of the expanded SPiiPlus EtherCAT family. The controller executes application programs, communicates with the host PC or HMI, and can be used to help generate multi-axis motion profiles. It controls up to 32 axes of fully synchronized motion, with all real time control tasks handled by slave drives. It controls the following ACS slave modules for additional drive and I/O capabilities: MC4Udc – up to 8 axis drive chassis for servo/stepper motors; UDMnt – up to 2 axis drive module for servo/stepper motors; SDMnt – up to 8 axis stepper drive module; PDMnt – up to 4 axis Pulse/Direction Interface module; and IOMnt – up to 32/32 digital I/O module. In addition, it can control any qualified third party EtherCAT drive or I/O modules.
ACS Motion Control
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