WOOD DALE, IL — Danaher Motion introduces the eZMP SynqNet® Controller. The eZMP standalone controller integrates precision motion with a flexible, expandable, and upgradeable industrial computer capable of autonomous machine control and user interface operation. The eZMP supports up to 64 axes of motion and up to 17,000 points of I/O control and has Ethernet, USB, Video, and PCI connectivity. The eZMP is also a SynqNet motion network master for fast, safe, and proven plug and play SynqNet amplifiers and I/O devices, and is an ideal controls product for semiconductor, electronic assembly, machine tool, general robotics and specialty machine applications.
“The eZMP integrates the full power, flexibility, and connectivity of an industrial computer with the performance of real-time, 64-bit multi-axis motion and I/O control,” says Jeff Pike, eZMP Product Line Manager. “This eliminates the headaches associated with acquiring, integrating, and managing the changes associated with industrial PCs without sacrificing the performance or flexibility.”
The eZMP is Programed via Visual Basic, C/C++/C# and other 3rd party software packages.
The eZMP utilizes the Windows XPe operating system with mention that other support for other real time operating systems is also available. Connectivity includes Ethernet TCP/IP, USB 2.0, Device USB, VGA and serial port interfaces, and optional PCI expansion support.
Danaher Motion also released their latest MPX version — a simplified motion programming library for the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET application development tool.
“Because there is no proprietary programming language to learn, users familiar with ‘basic’ programming languages will be able to develop and maintain the application code without any prior experience with MPX. As a result, machine builders can quickly and intuitively write simple or complex motion applications without having to learn and support multiple development environments, ultimately helping them to build a better machine, faster,” says Jeff Pike, MPX Product Line Manager. “And because Visual Basic is tailored to develop a user interface and program at the same time, it provides a perfect environment to develop a single machine control, motion control, and operator interface application,” he says.
Compatible with all Danaher Motion SynqNet® motion controllers, MPX supports servo and stepper multi-axis motion control via the SynqNet plug & play motion network, high-speed I/O commands, system event management and TCP/IP remote access, as well as a suite of PID and PIV control algorithms. MPX also supports real-time data recording for system analysis and optimization including the ability to monitor internal drive variables such as current output. MPX is compatible with MechaWare for developing custom control algorithms, and the utility library includes GUI controls.
Visual Basic .NET contains powerful and user-friendly help, debugging, and auto-complete features not found in proprietary motion programming environments. Users will be able to easily create programs for coordinated motion, point-to-point motion, pause-on-path motion, on-the-fly motion modification, velocity motion and streaming point (PT, PVT, Splines) motion. Visual Basic 2005 Express edition is available as a free download from Microsoft. MPX also supports development in Microsoft Visual C#.
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