Drives & Controls Magazine September 2023

48 n NEW PRODUCTS September 2023 Motion Control Products (MCP) has launched a series of all-inone HMI-PLCs which, it claims, “redefine automation” and set a new standard for functions and user experience. The Kinco MK Series HMI-PLCs have built-in Internet of Things (IoT) functions, providing remote control, monitoring and maintenance capabilities, and can be extended using up to eight KS extension modules. The devices incorporate 700MHz CPUs with 128Mb of Flash memory and 64Mb of DDR2 RAM storage. They have four high-speed pulse counters, allowing data to be measured and processed accurately. Each counter can handle up to 32 PV values and supports 32 CV=PV interrupts. There are four high-speed pulse outputs, capable of handling both PTO (pulse string) and PWM (pulse width modulation) output signals. There are also two RS-485 interfaces, each providing communications rates of up to 115.2kbps. The HMI-PLCs are supported by a touchscreen programming software called DTools. Programs can be uploaded and downloaded, PLC communications passed through via the network, and VNC (virtual network computing) monitored remotely. Motion Control Products 01202 599922 https://motioncontrolproducts. com/motion-control/plcs/ mk-series-hmi-plc Combined HMI-PLCs ‘redefine automation’ Precision servodrive targets demanding applications Codesys-based motion controllers handle up to 64 axes Siemens has launched a dynamic servodrive system consisting of a precision drive, powerful servomotors and easyto-use cables. The Sinamics S200 system is aimed at applications that need precise speed and torque control, such as electronics production machinery, and winding and unwinding machines in battery manufacturing and cell assembly. The compact system can save up to 30% space in control cabinets, and allows device arrangements to be optimised. The flexible, scalable system spans the power ranges 0.1–1kW (200V) and 0.2–7kW (400V). It can be combined with low-, medium- or high-inertia motors. The drive offers optimised speed ripple, cogging torque compensation, 17/21-bit singleturn and 21-bit multi-turn encoders, and cyclesynchronous communication via Profinet IRT in a minimum of 250μs. When used with a controller such as Siemens’ Simatic S71500, the system is said to provide a robust, future-proof motion control system that is easy to operate thanks to its integration with Siemens’TIA Portal platform, as well as a built-in Web server (LAN/WLAN) and a one-button tuning function. Siemens Delta has launched three Codesys-based motion controllers for single-axis movements, as well as synchronous multi-axis motion applications such as gearing, electronic cams and interpolation. The AX-304EL, AX316E, and AX-364EL controllers support up to 4, 16 and 64 axes respectively, and offer an EtherCat master, two Ethernet ports, serial ports, 16 digital inputs and eight digital outputs. The controllers support industrial communication protocols including EtherCat, Ethernet/IP and Modbus, and are compatible with OPC UA. Delta says it plans to add more protocols as the AX-3 series evolves, as well offering more advanced versions of the controllers. In addition to the built-in I/O capabilities, remote I/O set-ups can be implemented using external Delta AS-series modules. Delta’s DIADesigner-AX software integrates Codesys into the company’s DIAStudio software platform. The environment offers support from the planning stage, through to execution and commissioning, making it easier to implement both simple and complex motion control applications. It also helps ensure compliance with standards such as IEC 61131-3 and PLCopen. Built-in tools include an oscilloscope, a simulator and a cam design editor. Delta Electronics +31 (0)20 655 09 06 en-GB/index Mclennan is offering Wittenstein’s cynapse smart gearboxes which can collect, analyse and visualise gearbox information and sensor data, adding predictive maintenance that is stored in the gearbox, or communicated via IO-Link to PLCs as well as higher-level IPCs/gateways and cloud systems. By monitoring and logging gearbox data such as acceleration, vibration, operating times and temperature, automated applications can achieve benefits such as higher transparency, reduced downtimes, and improved reliability. Wittenstein’s Smart Services software offers functions such as a terminal for graphical visualisation of gearbox data, a data gateway for configuring integration with PLCs and higher-level systems, and a teach-in facility for easy set-up of gearbox threshold values.