Flexible Motion Control for Packaging Machines
The softMC motion controller delivers multi-axis motion control and robotic innovations to packaging systems at network gateway costs
The softMC lets packaging machine-builders interface with Rockwell Automation PLCs and EtherNet/IP networks to add multi-axis motion control to any existing system. Seamlessly control any motion control component, including robots, drives, and motors to add innovation and modularity to packaging systems.
Control System Axes, Communicate with Allen-Bradley PLCs
Developed by Servotronix with an EtherNet/IP interface from STXI Motion, the softMC controller delivers Industry 4.0 machine-to-machine communication and controls capabilities for much less cost than traditional offerings by functioning as a motion controller for all system axes and as a communication gateway to Allen-Bradley (Rockwell Automation) PLCs.
Centralized or Decentralized Motion Architecture
A centralized method for designing and integrating additional motion axes and/or robotics capabilities lets machine builders design and use standard robot models such as delta, SCARA, and cartesian/ gantry robots. The controller provides advanced motion control of the motors, robots, or robotic controllers while handling all communication between the material handling systems and the Allen-Bradley PLC. A decentralized method allows machine builders to customize a system using motors and drives from the STXI Motion product portfolio, which are optimized and ready for use with the softMC.