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Article | August 23, 2011
ACS Motion Control: PC-Based EtherCAT control solution eliminates controller hardware
The SPiiPlusSC (Soft Controller) from ACS Motion Control enables a standard PC to run the machine host application, the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the SPiiPlusSC real-time motion controller and PLC without adding any hardware.
The control software includes its own real-time operating system, runs on one of the multi-core PC processors, and provides high-speed host to controller communication over shared RAM and virtual TCP/IP. Uses one of the standard Ethernet ports of the PC as the EtherCAT master communication channel. Available in 2 versions: the SPiiPlusSC-HP for complex and performance-demanding applications with up to 64 axes; and the SPiiPlusSC-LT, an economical version that addresses the needs of 1-8 axes cost sensitive applications.
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