C-887.311 Hexapod Control with EtherCAT
Motion Controller with Automation Interface for Six-Axis Positioning Systems

  • Synchronous clock for entire automation line
  • Synchronous motion in six axes
  • Cycle time 3 ms
EtherCAT<sup>®</sup> is a registered trademark and patented technology,<br />licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.
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Digital controller with EtherCAT fieldbus interface
Real-time system. Master PLC control for commanding positions and feedback in Cartesian coordinates. Coordinate transformation. Integrated amplifiers for six axes with DC motors

Supported operating modes
Reference move of the Hexapod to the mid-position of all six axes. Absolute positioning in six Cartesian axes. Cyclic position commanding via PLC for synchronization with further automation components. Stand-alone operation possible with PI GCS commands

Fields of application
Integration of Hexapod six-axis positioning systems in automated processes. On request: Control via additional interfaces, i.e. Profinet, Profibus, CANopen, SERCOS III

Stand-alone operation
All functions for commanding with PI GCS are integrated in the digital controller: Vectorized motions. Stable, virtual pivot point can be defined freely in the work space. Data recorder for recording operating parameters such as motor control, velocity, position or position errors. Macro command language. Stand-alone operation possible with Autostart macro, connection of keyboard and monitor, or optionally via manual Hexapod control unit

Scope of delivery
The six-axis Hexapod system from PI contains the Hexapod mechanics, the digital controller with EtherCAT interface and all connecting cables. Power source (24 V / 5 A) for axes and controller (DC ATX 150W, 10-30 V DC) provided by customer

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