The Rexroth MLC motion logic controller with Version 10 firmware supports real-time Ethernet communication on Ethernet platforms, including SERCOS III, Ethernet IP and ProfiNet. The control has a free web-based service and engineering tool for using a web browser to access system data.
The processor can control up to 16 robotic kinematics concurrently, and up to 64 axes of motion and logic. The latest Version 10 firmware also has advanced Flex Profile camming capabilities. With this feature, cams can be multi-segmented and cycle times can be automatically set for velocity, acceleration, position or time to avoid having to rebuild cams each time a parameter changes.
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