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11 Apr 2016

PCMM: Motion control without expensive IPC

KOLLMORGEN offers a new mid-range solution with PLC

Ratingen 19 Feb 2016 – Simple and cost-effective motion control: PCMM is a new motion controller from KOLLMORGEN, which represents a genuine alternative to expensive and complex IPCs. These devices have an additional sequence control system for motion control and can coordinate up to 128 axles in sync. If cycle time of less than 250 μs is required in the course of continuous path control, thanks to its excellent processing performance, the PCMM is capable of processing up to 32 servo drive axles in a deterministic process.

With the highly integrated combination of motion control and PLC, KOLLMORGEN is able to offer a smartly designed solution for multi-axle applications in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. The PCMM can be seamlessly integrated into the machine configuration by selecting communication via TCP/IP, Modbus TCP , Ethernet/IP or ProfiNet with simple settings in the software. For high-performance motion control and axle synchronization, the PCMM takes on the role of the EtherCAT Master. The digital inputs and outputs of the device support EtherCAT-based additions to the inputs and outputs, as well as the connection of other EtherCAT components.

Both the PLC and motion control are programmed in the standardized IEC 61131-3 languages and rounded off with an integrated Web server for remote maintenance and status queries. All devices settings and motion control programming are saved on an SD card, which represents a real advantage in terms of service.

Kollmorgen Press Kit

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With the PCMM, KOLLMORGEN has developed an attractive motion control solution for applications ideally suited to the Packaging, Print, Material handling, Food & beverage sectors, as well as the Medicine, Metal working and Robotics industries.

About Kollmorgen
Kollmorgen is a leading provider of integrated automation and drive systems along with corresponding components for machine builders all over the world. With more than 70 years of Motion Control Design and application experience and profound knowledge of constructing standard and special solutions, Kollmorgen supplies solutions time and again that stand out in terms of performance, quality, reliability, and ease of use. As a result customers can achieve a market advantage which is beyond question. For further information please contact think@kollmorgen.com or visit our website www.kollmorgen.com/uk

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