Imagine being able to control an entire machine, simply, economically, and effectively, without need for an external bus master – that dream is now a reality. Moog Animatics recently announced the release of its new I/O Device CAN Bus Master capability. This extension of previous I/O support enables the Class 5 SmartMotor™ to interface with standard CiA 301 CANopen® devices such as:
- Remote digital/analog/mixed signal I/O
- Temperature controllers
- CAN bus absolute or relative encoders
- Pneumatic valve blocks
- Load cells
- Other motors
- Distance sensors
- Flow meters/pressure sensors
- Weight scales
- Visual inspection systems
- And many more
Further, multiple SmartMotors and multiple I/O devices may be on the same CAN bus. When combined with Combitronic motor-to-motor communications, this allows for complex, multi-axis, multi-I/O-device network control.
This presentation will let you look under the hood and see how this new capability empowers machine builders with a simple, economical and effective “total machine control” solution using the SmartMotor™ with I/O CAN Bus Mastering.
Attendees will learn:
- Describe the features and benefits of this new technology
- Describe the new AniBasic user commands and CANopen objects
- Present several application example user programs
Hack Summer, Applications Technology Manager, Moog Animatics
Hack Summer is the Applications Technology Manager and is the primary Moog Animatics Institute instructor. Hack has been with Moog Animatics for 16 years. Hack’s technical training includes U.S. Navy Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and over 20 years in the automation and controls field including advanced drive and motor design, machine design for semiconductor manufacturing, biomedical, CNC machining, as well as military conformance design and conformance testing. Hack lives in South Carolina.
Chuck Searcy, Sr. Applications Engineer, Moog Animatics
Chuck Searcy, Senior Application Engineer, has been with Moog Animatics since October 2005 and has over 25 years’ experience implementing and troubleshooting machine control systems in industrial environments. Chuck has specific expertise integrating motion control systems with PLCs, operator interfaces, and other machine components. Chuck also has deep expertise with fieldbus communication protocols and networking. Chuck received a degree in Micro/Mini Computing in 1984 and lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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