Ro­botic con­troller

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY -

TwinCAT Kine­matic Trans­for­ma­tion en­ables ma­chine man­u­fac­tur­ers and users to con­trol robots and their kine­matic con­struc­tions di­rectly from within the TwinCAT soft­ware plat­form.

This func­tion has been fur­ther de­vel­oped so that also highly com­plex kine­mat­ics can be im­ple­mented. TwinCAT Kine­matic Trans­for­ma­tion of­fers nu­mer­ous kine­mat­ics that are di­vided into three dif­fer­ent prod­uct lev­els, de­pend­ing on their com­plex­ity. Th­ese in­clude 2-D, shear, 3-D delta and SCARA kine­mat­ics.

The new Level 4 ver­sion rep­re­sents a con­sis­tent ex­ten­sion of the range of func­tions, now also al­low­ing more com­plex kine­mat­ics to be im­ple­mented. Ex­am­ples are se­rial six-axis kine­mat­ics and the Stew­ard plat­form.

TwinCAT per­forms the set value gen­er­a­tion and nec­es­sary kine­matic trans­for­ma­tions. The set val­ues for the axes are cycli­cally trans­ferred via EtherCAT to the drive am­pli­fier, e.g. an AX5000 servo drive.

The ro­bot move­ments are pro­grammed di­rectly from the PLC. Path move­ments for the fol­low­ing of con­tours can, of course, also be im­ple­mented with TwinCAT NC I ac­cord­ing to DIN 66025.

With TwinCAT Kine­matic Trans­for­ma­tion an ad­di­tional ro­bot con­troller and thus the learn­ing of a spe­cial ro­bot pro­gram­ming lan­guage is not re­quired. Ac­cord­ingly, the en­tire ma­chine can be op­er­ated with just one con­trol CPU.

www.demm.co.nz/reader-en­quiry #140934

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