The release of Rockwell Automation 's latest version of their Motion Analyser software is set to help machine builders obtain the full benefits of a mechatronic design approach by making it faster and simpler to analyse, optimise, simulate and select motion control systems.
This new version of Rockwell Automation's Motion Analyser software offers a number of impressive enhancements.
Firstly, this version of Motion Analyser software supports new products, including MPAI and Kinetix 3, and thanks to an enhanced SolidWorks interface, mechatronics also see greater support with this new software.
Secondly, more industry standard indexes have also been catered for, including 3rd Order Polynomial (Parabolic), 7th Order Polynomial, Adjusted Sine (Cycloidal) and Modified Trapezoidal.
Finally, additional features and fixes of this new Motion Analyser software include registration for the ‘Pro’ version and multiple language support.
Using intuitive step-by-step data entry fields, Motion Analyser software users can rapidly build up their motion application including options such as load type (linear, rotary, rotary complex, etc.) and load data (mass, force, friction, inclination, etc.), which can then be associated with a number of different variable-vs.-time motion profiles.
Mechanisms can also be added and adjusted with this analysis software, including belt drives, lead screws, chain and sprocket, rack and pinion and linear motors. Once the drive has been chosen, the user is then taken to a sizing and selection page before being presented with a number of solutions.
This new version Motion Analyser software also offers:
- thermal modelling
- system efficiency analysis
- supply voltage tolerance analysis
- system tolerance analysis
- lifetime estimation; and
- system tuning simulation.