Motion Control Video: Showcasing the high-speed motion control capabilities of the Productivity3000 PAC from AutomationDirect.
The Slot Wheels demo was built to demonstrate the motion control and high speed I/O capabilities of the Productivity3000, the precision of the SureServo servo systems, and many of our other great AutomationDirect products. In fact, every electrical component used in this demo is available from Automation Direct, all at low prices, with fast shipping, and backed by our award winning technical support. The demo has two custom disks (the 'wheels'), each with 20 'fingers', mounted on the shafts of the two servo motors, which are - in-turn - mounted at 90 degrees from one another so that the 'fingers' can be interwoven. The demo cycles through 4 distinct motion profiles. The Productivity3000 is our flagship programmable controller. This example is housed in a three slot base, with a 24 volt DC power supply, a P3-550 CPU, one high speed output module (a P3-HSO), and one high speed input module (a P3-HSI). Two SureServo servo drives control the 400 watt servo motors, based on the industry standard 'pulse and direction' commands generated by the high-speed output module in the Productivity3000. With ZipLink cables and 'feed through' modules connected to the I/O ports on the servo drives, AND ZipLink cables & modules also connected to the high-speed modules in the PAC - the interconnections were a breeze. The electronics are housed in a Hubbell Wiegmann NEMA 4 enclosure with clear cover. The demo uses a Rhino 24 volt power supply to power the PAC, as well as the two proximity sensors that are used to home each of the servo axes on power-up. Additional products include Iboco wiring duct, 22mm on/off switch & e-stop button, terminal blocks, and even the 16 gauge wire used for power and signal interconnects. A ZipPort Panel Interface Connector on the left side of the enclosure provides an Ethernet connection from the P3-550 CPU to the outside of the cabinet AND maintains the NEMA 4 rating of the enclosure. A length of SO cord, and several Bryant wiring devices, including support cord grips and lock-twist connectors, supply 220 volt AC power to the cabinet from a separate encapsulated control transformer. Let's take a look at the four motion profiles. We start with Profile #1, a tight stitching pattern between two groups of fingers... Profile #2 also 'stiches', but with the vertical axis making one quarter turns... then profile #3 has both axes performing the quarter turns... and finally to profile #4 where the horizontal wheel spins continuously, while the vertical disk 'knifes' a group of 5 fingers through one of the larger openings on the horizontal wheel on--the-fly. Do you have applications for programmable controls, high speed motion control, or other factory automation challenges? We encourage you to visit AutomationDirect.com; the #1 value in Automation. Thanks for viewing!