Three (3) Automation Libraries are now available to simplify interfacing Lexium MDrive® integrated motors with popular PACs and PLCs from Siemens, Rockwell, and Schneider Electric.
The library add-on instructions (AOI) for motion control are available to download for free at https://motion.schneider-electric.com/dloads/automation-libraries/
AOIs reduce the work of writing software programs to execute move profiles such as:
- Relative and absolute moves
- Read inputs
- Write outputs
Applicable for communications between Ethernet TCP/IP Lexium MDrive products and:
- Rockwell RSLogix 5000
- Siemens S7 series
- Schneider SoMachine and SoMachine Motion
These tools can increase your code efficiency and decrease your development time. Configuration files (EDS & GSDML) and sample programs also help to streamline initial set-up and programming.
Lexium MDrive® products with integrated 1.8° 2-phase stepper motors (rotary and linear), onboard drive electronics, controller and encoder, can reduce machine complexity, size and cost in many motion applications. Products with a fully programmable motion controller may be operated in several modes including closed-loop, torque control, and variable current control for energy savings and reduced heating.
More product information is available at https://motion.schneider-electric.com/all-products/