SEW-EURODRIVE’s (Lyman, SC) advanced version of MOVI-PLC offers greater computing power and memory that can be used to automate an entire machine from a single PLC-on-a-card. According to the company, the new PLC can handle up to 64 axes for complex motion control applications, with curves calculated online, multi-axis interpolation and kinematic transformation. Features include:
- Integrated Ethernet interfaces for fast engineering and direct connection to the control level or plant controller for user-friendly remote maintenance.
- The versatile controller, which can be slotted into an SEW electronic drive or installed stand-alone to control machine operations. Programming uses the IEC 61131-3 multi-language environment and PLC Open-compliant function blocks.
- Availability in three different versions depending on the hardware requirements of different networks. MOVI-PLC can connect to EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, ProfiNet, Profibus, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP/IP and Ethernet UDP networks. Dip switches are used to set network type, address and Baud rate.
- Two CAN system bus interfaces, eight digital I/Os and two serial interfaces, located directly on each control card. Comprehensive data sets, the firmware and the control program can be managed or replaced easily using an exchangeable SD memory card.