(MIDDLETOWN, PA) – Phoenix Contact’s Steeplechase VLC software now offers seamless integration of the SynqNet™ motion network when used with the RapidCode VLC driver.
A SynqNet-based system with Steeplechase VLC and the RapidCode VLC driver can control up to 256 axes of motion from a single Steeplechase VLC runtime program. SynqNet provides synchronized, plug and play motion devices from a range of top servo manufacturers.
The RapidCode VLC driver, developed by Robotic Systems Integration Inc., provides VLC programmers with a common set of system motion commands, such as jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation and electronic gearing. Pre-defined axis I/O provide typical axis status information such as axis position, position error, speed, torque and over-travel limits.
SynqNet uses the standard Ethernet IEE802.3 physical layer for robust isolation and 100m cable lengths with a deterministic protocol engineered by Danaher Motion. SynqNet creates system modularity, HotReplace™ service without downtime, remote diagnostics, software field upgrade, multi-vendor support and fault-tolerant safety. Since 2003, over 280,000 SynqNet axes have been installed.
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