The Turbo PMAC2 for Realtime ExpressTM enables precise multi-axis performance from Panasonic Realtime ExpressTM networks using A4N servo motors and drives.
The controller provides the software features of the Turbo PMAC2, while RTEX drives process servo and commutation tasks. The RTEX Turbo PMAC2 simultaneously controls up to 32 axes at a speed close to a 2-kHz servo loop (0.5 ms cycle time) and 8-kHz commutation and digital current loop. Half of the Turbo PMAC2’s processing power is used for axes control, while the other half is available for other tasks.
As a standalone-controller, the RTEX Turbo PMAC2 reduces processing and communication demands on the host computer. This is achieved by eliminating delays and overhead caused by relating events through a central computer to start events on another controller or I/O board.
Programming is easy because Realtime ExpressTM Turbo PMAC2 supports up to 16 coordinate systems with independent, yet overlapping motion sequences for each system. Other features of PMAC 2 include multitasking of up to 64 asynchronous PLC programs; linear, circular, rapid, B-spline, Hermite-spline, interpolation models, True S-curve accel/decel for jerk-limited profiles; dynamic multi-move lookahead for robust acceleration control; path retrace capability; coordinate system translation and rotation, 2D and 3D; and more.
The Panasonic Realtime ExpressTM protocol is an all-digital minimal-hardware control architecture allowing the use of low-cost Ethernet cables with Panasonic (Matsushita Electric) MINAS A4N servo drive systems. The system provides high speed, high resolution, simplified wiring and precision synchronization. Shielded twisted-pair cable reduces system costs, while providing IEC61000-4-4 compliant noise resistance allowing excellent servo performance.
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About Delta Tau Data Systems
Delta Tau Data Systems is a technology leader in high-performance machine control products. By developing and manufacturing a full range of digital signal processor-based motion control products and accessories, Delta Tau delivers motion control solutions that solve from the simplest to the most complex positioning applications. Products are marketed through a worldwide distribution network and application engineers are located globally to provide timely customer support.
Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America
629 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
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About Panasonic Electric
Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America is a US subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd, a $14 billion company and major developer, manufacturer and provider of electrical construction, materials, home appliances, residential building materials, automation control products, wiring devices and electronic materials. Automation Control Systems Division of Panasonic Electric Works carries Programmable Logic Controllers, Human Machine Interfaces, Servo/AC Drives, Sensors (SUNX brand), Laser Markers (SUNX brand), Temperature Controllers, Limit Switches, Timers, Counters, Hour Meters and Magnetic Contactors for North, Central and South America.
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