Power L is the smallest and cheapest controller of the Power family. It includes Motion Control, PLC and Operator panel with lcd color touch screen (HMI) available in 5.7” VGA and 7” WSVGA. It’s based on a powerful RISC processor working at 132 Mhz 32 bit interfaced to a non-volatile RAM at high speed. Thanks to its wide connectivity CANopen, Modbus (both serial and TCP/IP) and Ethernet (in Client/Server, FTP or WEB server mode) it offers automatic machine designers powerful performances at very convenient prices. For its high Connectivity it offers the opportunity to supervise and control functions of machines and plants with also the possibility to collect data on field from different kinds of sensors. This feature, besides being price friendly, allows designers to start a new technological development of machines considering the quick diffusion of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) due to the progressive execution of the European strategic plan Industry 4.0.
Power L is locally expandable with a cheap I/O expansion board via SPI or through Digital or Analog I/O modules via CANopen. As in all the controllers of the power family, it flexibly manages its resources. Regarding Motion Control, Power L can efficiently manage up to 2 interpolated axis in CANopen, 2 axis in analog +/-10V configuration and 2 axis in Step/Direction. It also has 2 inputs for incremental encoder for position feedback. Cyclical PLC and sequential CNC tasks, thanks to the rich and powerful set of instructions, allow the development of flexible automation applications which adapt to different 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 possible delays due to the data serial exchange 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. The Power L controller, as all the other controllers of the Power family, has a text editor integrated in the operative system which allows the developer to program on field also without a PC.
Application machines and fields: Metal, Wood, Stone, Textile, Alimentary, Supervision, special machines etc.