American Machinist

Easy integration of third-party applications. (Bits & Bytes).

WINMOTION V2.0 COMBINES SOFT MOTION, SOFT PLC, and HMI in a single, scaleable software application that provides single or multi-axis control across a range of general motion applications. Examples include material-handling systems, semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, gantries, packaging equipment, and test-and-measurement equipment.

The open-architecture software allows easy integration of third-party peripheral devices like vision systems, scanners, and barcode readers via MDSI's open-application programming interface.

WinMotion's servo loop closes in software with a single processor and a single operating system without having to use DSP-based motion cards. By closing the servo loop in software, MDSI's technology eliminates bottlenecks and lag times that occur when messaging to a hard-motion card. …

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