GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms recently launched the PACMotion motion solution. PACMotion is a completely new motion controller designed to serve the high-end needs of complex motion applications. It is part of an integrated motion and machine logic solution with the performance, flexibility and scalability required for advanced machine automation. PACMotion modules control up to four axes plus a master axis, and up to 10 modules can be placed in a PACSystems RX3i rack for simultaneously control of up to 40 axes. Paired with world-class FANUC Servos, it provides an unmatched solution for machine automation.
Using the unique PACcore architecture, a multi-processor architecture bridged by virtual dual port memory and high speed PCI backplane, PACMotion enables consistent performance and tight axis synchronization of all axes in the rack.
Variability in manufacturing is the enemy of quality and yield. In complex machining operations where many axes need to be synchronized, motion controllers that have a single microprocessor for all functions will see loop update performance degrade as the CPU processes more information for more axes. Longer loop update times can introduce errors and variability in high-speed manufacturing; PACMotion eliminates this variability with PACcore architecture.
As an integrated motion solution, PACMotion simplifies programming by sharing a common database, eliminating complex data exchange between different programs, and reduces the learning curve required with two different programming languages, therefore boosting engineering productivity.
PACMotion serves the needs of high-speed machines with a high number of synchronized axes. Industries needing this feature would include packaging, assembly, woodworking, metalworking, and printing. PACMotion is available immediately.
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