Parker Releases Aries servo drive motion controller
The Aries Controller is configured, tuned and programmed using Parkers comprehensive ACRView software environment. The ACRView environment also supports Parkers traditional analog multi-axis controls and drives and the ETHERNET Powerlink motionbus system. This versatility now enables machine designers and end-users to take advantage of the high-performance ACR servo control for both single- and multi-axis projects without switching between or relearning different control languages and software environments, says Marc Feyh, product manager for Parkers Electromechanical Automation Division. Benefits of the common control language and software include reduced time to market and lower overall motion system costs.
Motion capabilities of the Aries Controller include absolute and relative motion, jogging, gearing and camming. A secondary encoder input is included for 1½ axis and dual-loop applications, and EnDat absolute encoders are also supported in addition to standard quadrature and Parker Smart Encoders. Drive connectivity includes an Ethernet port for communications, setup, programming and diagnostics and HMI connectivity.
Application development is further enhanced with the use of Parkers recently released ACR MotionCOMponents Tool Kit. The ACR MotionCOMponents Tool Kit is an extensive collection of components and controls to allow a software developer to quickly and easily build a custom user interface for PC-based motion control applications. The tools incorporate a full set of ACR function calls, enabling complete control of the Aries Controller from a PC program.
About Parker Electromechanical Automation
A division of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Automation Group since 1987, Electromechanical Automation is a pioneer, developer and manufacturer of full-spectrum computer-based motion controllers, servo/step motor drives, servo motors and human-machine interfaces, positioning systems, gear heads and gear motors. These products automate the manufacturing of a significant fraction of the worlds goods and services. Electromechanical Automation products are sold via independent authorized Automation Technology Centers.
About Parker Hannifin
With annual sales exceeding $10 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 51 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.
CENIT introduces FASTSUITE Edition 2 factory automation software
CENITs’ universal software platform is designed to enable systems integrators and manufacturers to emulate a real production environment.
JM Science introduces Density/Specific Gravity Meter
Designed for any industry that requires measurement of concentration or density, the Density/Specific Gravity Meter takes measurement in 20 seconds...
Pentek announces Onyx Model 71791 L-Band RF tuner
The Model 71791 L-Band RF tuner is designed for connection directly to SATCOM or communications system L-band signals.
AURA Controls introduces EXC compact regulator
The EXC Compact Regulator is suited for applications including test benches, analytical instrumentation, and OEM equipment.
Aventics announces ST6 series of proximity sensors
The ST6 sensor series includes a wide range of versions with different line lengths and connections. Aventics also offers variants with ATEX...
Automation Fair 2016
Attend industry forums, hands-on labs, and technical sessions to expand your knowledge and use of the latest control, power and information...
Wonderware User Group
Wonderware is again changing the Industry landscape from Human Powered to Empowered Humans. Let us show you a new level of control – a level of...
Menzel delivers motors to drive ventilation for Asian mining operation
The two three-phase squirrel cage motors with 1,700 kW, 992 min-1 and 6000 V required especially adapted housings to match the desired motor...
Thomson provides motion control products to ASABE tractor design competition
In this annual event, engineering students design and build garden-sized tractors and then compete in a variety of performance events. Thomson...
Reducing Production Time With Smart Devices
By Amanda Eason, Rockwell Automation
In industry, there’s always a growing need to find ways to increase throughput without increasing...