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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Adds QD77MS Simple Motion Module to its iQ Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) Platform

Lower engineering costs and shorter lead times are critical factors in the successful introduction of a new machine to market or for end use in a plant.

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Lower engineering costs and shorter lead times are critical factors in the successful introduction of a new machine to market or for end use in a plant. Mitsubishi Electric’s new QD77MS simplifies programming of complex motion profiles, reduces engineering costs and minimizes learning curves.

Other advantages of the QD77MS Simple Motion Module include:

  •  Programming and set up of both PLC and motion control using a single software program -- GXWorks 2.
  •  Controller compatibility, assuring smooth migration to improved technology platforms using tools that offer motion project diversion and project recycling capability.
  •  Drive compatibility, allowing use of either existing or newer technology servo amplifiers for actuation control.
  •  A high-speed 300 Mbps communication network that improves system response and data capacity, and provides full insight into the control dynamics. Metrics such as power consumption can also   be measured over this network.
  •  A function block library on the 2-, 4- and 16-axes modules. With the connectable servo drives, users can reduce total energy consumption.

Users with minimal programming experience in creating motion profiles can do so intuitively, thanks to the motion controller’s position table and mechanical editor system. The QD77MS also supports advanced motion functions such as cam profiles and registration, speed, position and torque control.

Available with 2-, 4- or 16 input/output axes, the QD77MS Simple Motion Module is the newest member of the iQ family of expansion modules available for use with the iQ automation and control platform. The iQ Platform combines all aspects of control. These include PLC, motion, CNC, HMI, robotics and communications in a compact, rack-based configuration.

The QD77MS module connects to Mitsubishi Electric’s MR-J4-B servo amplifier over SSCNET III/H, the company’s servo system control network. This allows high-speed synchronous communication between the amplifier and the simple motion module, offering technical advantages for machines that require synchronous accuracy.

QD77MS motion controllers are engineered for motion control applications used in food packaging, semiconductor fabrication, LCD manufacturing, machine tool, material handling, automotive manufacturing and more. Additional information about the QD77MS Simple Motion
Module is available at www.MEAU.com.

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