ADLINK Technology introduced the PACwiz programmable automation controller (PAC) solutions for automation applications using the IEC 61131-3 programming standard. With PACwiz, PLC users are able to easily upgrade to a PAC platform without further training as application development can be done in IEC 61131-3 languages, just as with traditional PLCs. PACwiz systems are available now starting at a single-unit list price of $999 for the PACwiz-MXC and $1149 for the PACwiz-DPAC.
STMicroelectronics introduced the LSM303DLH digital compass module. The LSM303DLH geomagnetic module combines magnetic-field and linear-acceleration sensing with an I²C digital interface in a single package. The LSM303DLH module features high accuracy, small form factor, and low power consumption at a competitive cost. The ST LSM303DLH digital compass is ideal for enhanced electronic compassing in portable consumer applications (such as direction finding, map/display orientation, location-based services and pedestrian dead reckoning).
Technosoft has adapted the TMC-3D multi-axis motion controllerfor G-code commands. The G-code information is translated into TML commands through the G-code to TML converter integrated in the EasyMotion Studio software. The G-code files are imported into EasyMotion Studio and translated to TML commands. After the conversion process, TMC-3D will send the motion sequences to the drives / motors which execute the movements. The TML converter enables developers to set the basic movement parameters specific to the G-code: linear axes, cycle start button, choose the measure units, set the Traverse and Feed rates. Technosoft’s G-code-to-TML converter supports various G-code words, letters and parameters together with unary and binary operands.
ADLINK Technology introduced the MNET-4XMO series of distributed motion and I/O solutions. The MNET-4XMO provide motion control of up to 256 axes and I/O control of up to 2,016 control points through the integration of dedicated and time-deterministic motion & I/O field buses: Motionnet and High Speed Link (HSL). ADLINK’s distributed machine automation solutions are specifically design to significantly decrease wiring and assembling cost by providing cost-effective motion control and ample I/O. Engineers will benefit from the combination of high-performance motion control and the fast 1 ms response time of the I/O modules.