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Article | September 30, 1998
Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: High-speed motion network
New Orion® ServoWire(TM) servo drives and PC-based digital motion controllers from Ormec (Rochester, NY) communicate at speeds to 200 megabits/sec using the IEEE-1394 network protocol, originally Apple Computer's FireWire(TM) network protocol.
Benefits include better performance and lower cost compared to other motion control networks according to the supplier. It allows deterministic real-time control and is said to provide plug-and-play self-configuring installation. Packaging applications include high-speed cutting or sealing.
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