At the SPS trade show in Nürnberg/Germany we will present and demonstrate a new control solution. More informations as well as budget prices will be announced in 2-3 weeks. This modular control concept can be used as well with the classic, wire driven joints as with the new robolink D joints
In cooperation with WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co.KG, a Germany-based manufacturer of automation and interconnection products, a solution for controlling the robolink components with regard to industrial requirements is available. The modular WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 is used stand alone for a direct control of the stepper drives using the encoder feedback from the robolink axis. The application engineer may choose between either using the well-known CODESYS programming languages standardized in IEC61131-3 or a free programming in Linux, which is used as operating system on WAGO’s PFC200 controller.
The ready-made libraries and application notes provided by WAGO ensure an easy start-up in CODESYS. Thus a user-specific solution for robolink applications is only a small step away. Due to the possibility of a seamless integration of the IME software any application may be realized with minimum engineering efforts.
The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM can be adapted regarding to the individual requirements in a modular thus flexible way. For control of the robolink system a programmable controller PFC200 (Art.-No. 750-8202) and additional for each of the joints a stepper controller (max. 70V / 7,5A; Art.-No. 750-672) and an incremental encoder interface (Art.-No. 750-631/000-010) are mandatory.