KINGSTAR, a division of IntervalZero, will be showcasing KINGSTAR 4.1 at SPS – Smart Production Solutions 2021 in Nuremberg.
KINGSTAR is an all-software, complete “plug-and-play” PC-based Machine Automation platform for IoT and Industry 4.0. Key pre-tested and pre-integrated industrial machine components include software-based motion control, machine vision, programmable logic controller (PLC) and the industry’s only plug-and-play EtherCAT master that auto-discovers any vendor’s EtherCAT drive, IO or device and auto-configures the EtherCAT environment at startup.
Built on the EtherCAT standard and supported by a real-time 64-bit Windows operating-system (RTOS) from IntervalZero, KINGSTAR empowers engineers to design, develop and integrate machine control applications or a system of controllers on a single Industrial PC. The KINGSTAR platform can replace all hardware with software-only motion controllers and machine vision positioning systems, quickly and cost effectively.
KINGSTAR version 4.1 allows developers to select only the functionality they need. KINGSTAR’s flexibility is provided through feature packages that allow you to grow your product at any time by adding functionality to the existing KINGSTAR Runtime. “We are very excited about the release of KINGSTAR 4.1, as it directly addresses key emerging challenges that machine builders face when their engineers add machine automation functionality that supports Industry 4.0 requirement,” said Jeff Hibbard, CEO of IntervalZero.