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Synchronize Multi-axis Machines

With the TwinCAT Remote Synchronization software library of function blocks, users can more easily synchronize several multi-axis machines that have the vendor’s TwinCAT control systems.

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This solution is well-suited for synchronizing systems that control dozens of axes or only a few. TwinCAT software for PLC and motion control is fully functional with any open industrial PC and all of the vendor’s embedded PCs. In cases in which more than one PC controller is required for multiple machines in a line, the TwinCAT Remote Synchronization library allows for general time synchronization of information for distributed control to coordinate multiple machines by calculating offsets to compensate for differences in execution time and CPU clock frequencies. In addition, the library includes special techniques for synchronizing NC axes and electronic gearing of axes on separate controllers.

Beckhoff Automaton


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