Yaskawa Introduces MP3300iec Controller
The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. releases three new motion control products. Each device is designed to improve the performance of automation systems and to compound the improvement in system effectiveness when used in combination, according to the company.
The MP3300iec machine controller boosts processing speed and memory capacity. It has the ability to utilize Mechatrolink-III motion network and take advantage of the new version’s improvements in cycle time and network connectivity. MotionWorks IEC version 3 software features include support for PLCopen Part 4, a built-in cam editor, an HMI tagging tool and an enhanced logic analyzer. The VIPA SLIO system is a remote I/O solution that makes the addition of power and signal capability quicker and easier, according to Yaskawa.
A capability built into the latest version of MotionWorks automatically configures VIPA SLIO modules that are added to the network. The processing speed of the MP3300iec increases to nearly double the rate of the previous generation of processors resulting in improvement of 50% to 100% in network speeds. MP3300 and SLIO also work with full efficiency on EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP networks.