THE need for automated positioning functions is increasing in the mechanical engineering sector. Since the requirement per machine can range from one to one hundred axes, the solutions have to be intelligent and at the same time cost-effective.
With the INC and SSI Interbus inline modules, Phoenix Contact offers a powerful modular positioning concept which makes point-to-point control functions economically feasible for any desired number of axes.
They are suitable both for straight-line axes and for those in a circular pattern.
Within the scope of one Interbus inline terminal block, position control of one axis is implemented, applying the ‘fast traverse/creep feed’ method.
By contrast with servo applications with position regulators, this application is characterised by simpler parameterisation and commissioning.
These control systems can be set up in the central switch cabinet or in decentral terminal boxes.
The Interbus positioning control functions offer an economical alternative to positioning boards for central PLCs.
Where applications do not require regulation of the positions while the drive is shut down, the modules can replace complex solutions employing servo drives. Phoenix Contact 02 9524 4455.