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Article | November 23, 2011
Bosch Rexroth Corp.: System helps engineers program robotics applications
For a much more efficient division of nwork, Rexroth's fully-open system solution, IndraMotion for Packaging, is available in the new software version 12, and comes with a series of additional functions allowing users to comfortably program robotics applications with the PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3.
Multi-Ethernet interfaces on controls and drives reduces the amount of engineering involved in made-to-order constructions. Contains numerous technology functions that are typical in the packaging industry, such as print mark control, product grouping, magic belt or intermittent duty cycle.
With the latest software version, which incorporates the CoDeSys V3 run-time system and comprehensive PLCopen function libraries, users can implement all PLC and motion-programming tasks, including individual drives, synchronized movements and robotics, in the IEC 61131-3 programming languages.
In addition, the Drive & Control Specialist provides the patented FlexProfile which simplifies handling electronic cams because the software automatically adapts all drive movements to the changed parameters. In order to accomplish this, programmers use the engineering tool CamBuilder from the IndraWorks environment to generate synchronous movements graphically. From there, CamBuilder then automatically generates the program code, replacing manual programming.
With the motor-integrated IndraDrive Mi servo drives can be comfortably integrated into a variety of Ethernet-based field buses, including SERCOS III, PROFINET IO (RT), EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. The drive-integrated safety function of the IndraDrive Mi eliminates hardware and reduces the need for wiring. The STO safety function ("Safe Torque Off") ensures the safety of the respective axes without requiring an additional control. This facilitates the modular design of machines.
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