Motion Control Module serves as EtherCAT Slave and Master

Every motion control module of the new MACS5 product line offers full featured functionality for multi-axis positioning and drive synchronization of servo and asynchronous motors. Integrated interfaces for different types of incremental and absolute …

… feedback systems allow dual evaluation of position information for automatic slip compensation in high-precision applications.

Free programmability makes it possible to adapt the functionality exactly to the machine or device requirements. The MACS5 module can even be used as the stand-alone controller in small devices. For more complex machines, the MACS5 modules can be linked by EtherCAT, CAN, Ethernet, and USB to a PLC or PC network.

Each MACS5 module can serve as an EtherCAT slave of a PLC and as an EtherCAT master of a sub-network used to control servo amplifiers and frequency converters. This gives highly modular and very flexible solutions for complex machines which need to be tailored to the end customer's requirements.

Since zub machine control AG has specialized in the development of motion control modules and servo amplifiers for more than 25 years, there are also OEM versions with customized hardware, housings, connectors, and software features available on request. Not only is zub machine control AG the developer and manufacturer of the units, it is also a full service provider offering engineering and consulting services on all aspects of drive technology.

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