Depending on the machinery and the system layout, different control and communication topologies are used – from single-axis automation or communication via EtherCAT® to a decentralized system spread out over a wide area.
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However, it makes absolutely no difference to our MOVI‑C® modular automation system how you structure the control, communication, installation or energy topology – MOVI‑C® has no language barriers and supports any installation architecture.
In today’s machines and systems, all components need to be networked and be able to communicate with each other. To give you complete freedom in this regard, our multitalented MOVI-C® is fully conversant in all industry languages and supports any control architecture.
Typical applications: Multiple column hoists, tripod kinematics and robots, including auxiliary axes
The MOVIDRIVE® modular and MOVIDRIVE® system application inverters, along with decentralized drive technology such as the MOVIGEAR® performance mechatronic drive system, and the MOVIMOT® advanced, MOVIMOT® performance and MOVIMOT® flexible drive units, have a real-time-capable connection with the MOVI‑C® CONTROLLER via EtherCAT®/SBusPLUS.
The MOVI‑C® CONTROLLER receives setpoints for single-axis motion or coordinated movements from the higher-level master via the fieldbus. The MOVI-C® CONTROLLER determines the setpoints for the connected application inverters and thus performs tasks such as phase-synchronous operation, the electronic cam function and kinematics.
Predefined MOVIKIT® software modules are used to implement the motion control drive function quickly and reliably with the aid of graphical editors. Thanks to more than 50 kinematic models, a large number of mechanical configurations are already covered. New functions for kinematic models can be custom-made by SEW‑EURODRIVE. Data is stored via a data exchange function, on a memory card in the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER.
Typical applications: Packaging machines, processing machines and complex transportation tasks (module automation)
All drive functions of the motion control topology are available in the module automation topology. In addition to the graphical editors for the drive functions, some or all automation tasks of the higher-level master controller can be performed easily and flexibly using the programming system (IEC 61131) in the MOVI-C® CONTROLLER. To support automation, any EtherCAT® devices can be integrated centrally or locally in addition to the MOVI‑C® application inverters and drives.
With our MOVIKIT® software modules, you can design your automation solution in no time at all. You can then use our visualization portfolio and I/O modules to add the finishing touches.
No matter how spread out your system is, our MOVI‑C® modular automation system helps you by supporting any architecture you require.
System automation applications that are intended to be implemented with a single drive manufacturer.
Typical application: Material transport (single-axis automation)
MOVIDRIVE® technology application inverters, the MOVITRAC® advanced standard inverter, the MOVIGEAR® performance mechatronic drive system, the MOVIMOT® advanced and MOVIMOT® performance drive units, and the MOVIMOT® flexible decentralized inverter are directly connected to the higher-level master via fieldbus interfaces. Predefined MOVIKIT® software modules ensure the drive function can be quickly and reliably implemented using graphical editors. Each axis is controlled individually via the network. Data is stored via a data exchange function, for example, on a memory card in the application inverters and decentralized units.
The CiA402 profile for controlling inverters has established itself in systems with highly specific motion control applications that are calculated in the higher-level master controller. The MOVI‑C® modular automation system offers the following solutions for this scenario:
This means integration into the relevant higher-level controller is particularly quick and easy, without any need for extensive conversion work.
Typical application: Series machines with numerous axes and kinematic calculation in the higher-level PLC
The CiA402 profile for controlling inverters has established itself in systems with highly specific motion control applications that are calculated in the higher-level master controller. To support control via CiA402, the MOVIDRIVE® modular and MOVIDRIVE® system application inverters, the MOVIGEAR® performance mechatronic drive system and MOVIMOT® flexible can be connected directly to the controller via the integrated EtherCAT® interface. This means integration into the higher-level controller is particularly quick and easy, without any need for extensive conversion work. More sophisticated safety functions can be triggered via FSoE directly from the safety control system.
It is the goal of any company to increase its energy efficiency and take appropriate measures to reduce the energy consumption of its automation systems – without affecting the high degree of availability of processes, production and machine cells. That's exactly what our Power and Energy Solutions offer you, in various topologies to suit your precise requirements. In terms of energy efficiency, it makes no difference whether you are using alternating current or direct current – the modular automation system's components naturally support both alternating current and direct current machines and systems.
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