Aerotech: Integrated PLC, Advanced Motion Controller

Jan. 23, 2012
A3200 MotionPAC is a software-based programmable logic controller (PLC) that is completely integrated with the company’s A3200 motion controller to increase programming efficiency, decrease development time and increase quality.

The MotionPAC can be used independently for full machine control or in conjunction with AeroBasic programs, and complies with IEC 61131-3 and PLCopen. Users can program in Ladder Diagrams (LD), Function Block Diagrams (FBD) or Structured Text (ST). CNC or G code also can be called from the PLC program. The system reportedly reduces machine control programming and commissioning time by 30 to 50 percent.