SANYO DENKI Releases Ultra-Compact SANMOTION C Motion Controllers
With high-speed EtherCAT fieldbus
October 10, 2018
SANYO DENKI CO., LTD. has developed ultra-compact SANMOTION C motion controllers featuring high-speed EtherCAT fieldbus.
They are available in a high-performance type for controlling robots or a standard type that specializes in PTP (Point-to-Point) positioning. They are suitable for motion control applications such as robots, conveying machines, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
1. Industry's Smallest Motion Controllers(1)
These ultra-compact motion controllers measure only 120 mm (H) × 55 mm (W) × 110 mm (D). Their small footprint design supports space saving and cost reduction.
2. Flexible System Configuration
The new lineup features two types: an A type which can control robots and electronic cams, and a B type which specializes in PTP motion.
It is possible to control I/O signals while performing complex multi-axis motion and robot control. This enables flexible system configurations for a variety of applications and functions.
Ethernet, RS-485, and USB interfaces for connecting to various peripherals come standard. It is also possible to use Modbus TCP over Ethernet.
The new models also conform to machine-to-machine (M2M) communication standard OPC-UA(3) to seamlessly connect to various devices.
In addition, with the web server function, it is possible to monitor the operational status, and read and write program variables using a standard web browser on any PC. These models make it simple to integrate IoT technology into any system.
(1) Compared with digital I/O motion controllers capable of sequence, motion, and robot control in one unit. Based on our own research as of October 10, 2018.
(2) Internet of things: A system that connects electronic devices to a network so that they can communicate, interact, and be mutually controlled.
(3) Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control - Unified Architecture: Data interoperability standard.
|Interface||EtherCAT (100 Mbps) master function|
|Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) protocols (Modbus TCP, OPC-UA)|
|RS-485 (9600 to 115200 kbps)|
|USB 2.0 (for memory storage)|
|Digital I/O||Digital input: 16 points, 24 VDC, positive/negative common input
Digital output: 8 points, 24 VDC, 0.5 A, sinking output
|Input power||24 VDC (19.2 to 30 VDC), 0.8 A|
|Power consumption||19.2 W|
|Dimensions||120 mm (H) × 55 mm (W) × 110 mm (D)|
|Max. no. of controllable axes||8|
|Control functions||Sequence control
(Electronic cam, electronic gear, linear interpolation, circular interpolation)
(Cartesian coordinate, SCARA, and parallel link robots)
|Control language||Programming language conforming to international standard (IEC 61131-3)
G-code (for the SMC100-A)
Robots, conveying machines, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment
October 24, 2018
Note: The information stated in this release is current as of October 10, 2018.
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