New Sercos Demos for the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany

Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, for the first time, illustrates how it will be possible to realize highest speeds and hard real-time with a Standard Ethernet Controller using the Sercos SoftMaster.

ISG – Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH – leading supplier of Soft CNC, Motion, and Robotics solutions demonstrates a PC based Pick&Place robotics application while making use of the new Sercos SoftMaster from Bosch Rexroth on a Tenasys „Intime for Windows“ RTOS platform. Motion programming is done via PLCopen based function blocks using the SoftPLC programming environment of Multiprog.

Due to the modular approach of the robotics platform and the user-friendly API of the Sercos SoftMaster the Intime adapted Sercos SoftMaster could be integrated fast and easy. These demonstrations will be shown at the Sercos International booth and at the Tenasys booth in hall7, booth 595.

Another highlight is the Sercos-based vision system of Imago Technologies. Today, vision systems are an integral part of machines and are integrated via field buses such as Sercos. Computers and cameras must be robust and work well when operated 24/7. Due to the large number of products, it is often no longer possible to illustrate the functionality of image processing in a parametrizable application; it has to be flexibly modifiable – including at the place of commissioning.

This is the point where the VisionBox system of Imago Technologies comes into play in all of the aspects referred to above. This computer family offers expert interfaces for image processing, for example camera and LED lighting control systems, processing of encoder signals, optically isolated I/Os and the Sercos automation bus for the communication with the PLC. Cameras can be connected using one single Ethernet cable, which does not make available the required data, but also provides the power supply needed and transmits the real-time trigger signal for image capturing.

In addition to the demos, there will be new products, including, but not limited to, drives and controllers of Bosch Rexroth, a Sercos slave and an Ethercat master in a device of Cannon-Automata (the new version of the S3EC Sercos/Ethercat bridge), the Inveor drive controller of Kostal, an assembly for controlling sensors and actuators on the robot arm and/or on the exchangeable tools of packaging machinery of Schubert System Elektronik and many more.

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