Power U is a powerful Axis controller with PLC and HMI included, based on a high level RISC processor running at 264 Mhz 32 bit interfaced to a non-volatile high speed RAM. The Motion Control task, which manages up to 12 interpolated axes, is able to execute axes trajectories performing high performances of movement. Thanks to the high calculation power, Power U controls complex machines for all of the Industrial automation fields where high performances and accuracy are required. Thanks to the powerful set of instructions, cyclical PLC and sequential CNC allow the development of flexible applications for different automation fields. It is possible to connect a maximum of 154 on board I/O. Extra I/O expansions in Ethercat and CanOpen can be added to increase the total I/O, as well as manage other automation devices responding to CiA 402 (drives) and CiA 406 (encoder and different transducers) specifications. Operator panel (HMI) can be personalized with quick graphic interfaces and as it’s connected directly to the controller, it’s not affected by the delays due to the exchange of data between the controller and the Operator Panel.
High connectivity is provided by this powerful controller: it permits to manage drives and I/O modules through CANopen, EtherCAT (with CoE profile - CANopen over EtherCAT) and Mechatrolink-II. It’s also possible to mix the usual interfacing techniques through analog signals +/- 10V, Step/Direction, PWM/Direction. The Axis position feedback can come from the internal trajectory generator of the servodrive or from incremental and absolute external encoders. On the front panel an USB port is available to store and upload data, formulas, application programs and firmware to a pendrive. Backup and restore functions allow the update of the system. Programming is realized using a Developing tool for PC created by Tex Computer. It permits the development of programs of Motion control, PLC and HMI. An online Debugging tool is also available allowing the developer to spy 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 U, as all the other controllers of the Power family, provides a text editor (IDE) integrated in the operative system which allows the developer to program on field also without a PC. Power U is also programmable by ISO G-code to perform all the CNC functions. Application fields and machines: Metal, Wood, Stone, Textile, Alimentary, Robotics, Packaging, Delta robot with linear axes kinematics, Delta robot with parallel axes kinematics, Scara Robots, Cartesian Robots, anthropomorphous robots, Palletizers, Flow Pack Packaging, CNC working centres, CNC Lathes, Wood Punches, Printing machines, CNC Pantographs, Plasma cutting machines, Laser cutting machines, Waterjet cutting machines, Tissue tangent cutting machines,up to 5 axes CNC Milling machines, Sheet metal working machines, Bridge milling machines, Industrial sawing machines, Special machines….