Power J is the new axes controller with PLC and HMI included, based on a powerful RISC processor working at 132 Mhz 32 bit interfaced to a non-volatile high speed RAM. Coming from Power P it confirms that a PAC controller with compact dimensions allows designers of automatic machines to have powerful Motion control, PLC and HMI functions at a good price. Its reduced dimensions permit HMI configurations from 7” to 15”. Moreover, for many applications it’s interchangeable with Power P both for the wiring and the software. Power J has a considerable number of on board I/O which can be locally expanded with a cheap SPI interface board or through CANopen I/O expansions. Regarding Motion Control, Power J can manage up to 4 interpolated axes interfaced in analog +/-10V, in Step/Direction and CANopen with Cia 402 profile. Power J is particularly recommended for applications like Cartesian and Scara robots, palletization, packaging, thermal and blade cutting and for many others applications where it’s requested a device which offers advanced functions for axes control with PLC and HMI at a very competitive price.
Cyclical PLC and sequential CNC tasks, thanks to a rich and powerful instructions set, allow the development of flexible applications for many industrial automation fields. The operator panel (HMI) can be personalized with quick graphic interfaces. As it’s connected directly to the motherboard it's not affected by the delays due to the exchange of data between the controller and the Operator panel. On the front panel there is an USB port to store and upload data, formulas, application programs and firmware on a pendrive. Backup and restore functions allow the update of the system. Programming is realized using a sole Developing tool for PC created by Tex Computer. This permits the development of programs of Motion control, PLC and HMI. An online Debugging tool is also available allowing the developer to know the value of each variable, machine status, messages, insert breakpoints, verify logic status of the PLC branches and sequential program status as well as the oscilloscope functions to supervise the movements of the axes. Power J, as all the other Power family controllers, includes an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) allowing the development of the program application both using or not a PC.
Application fields and machines: Metal, Wood, Stone, Textile, Alimentary, Robotics, Cartesian robots, Palletizers, CNC working centres, Wood drilling, Pantographs, Plasma cutting machines, Laser cutting machines, Waterjet cutting machines, CNC Milling machines, Sheet metal working machines, Bridge saw, Grinding machines, Special machines etc.