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New Sercos Demos for the SPS IPC Drives Show in Nuremberg, Germany

Sercos International will illustrate how, for the first time, it is possible to realize highest speeds and hard real-time performance with a standard Ethernet controller using the new Sercos SoftMaster at the SPS IPC Drives show in hall 2, booth 440.

ISG, Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH, a leading supplier of Soft CNC, Motion, and Robotics solutions will demonstrate a PC based Pick&Place robotics application that uses the new Sercos SoftMaster from Bosch Rexroth on a Tenasys "Intime for Windows“ RTOS platform. Motion programming is done via PLCopen based function blocks using the SoftPLC programming environment of Multiprog. Because of the modular approach of the robotics platform and the user-friendly API of the Sercos SoftMaster, the Intime adapted Sercos SoftMaster could be integrated quickly and easily. This demonstrations will be shown both at the Sercos International booth and at the Tenasys booth in hall 7, booth 595. 

Another highlight is the Sercos-based vision system of Imago Technologies. Today, vision systems are an integral part of machines and are integrated via field buses such as Sercos. Computers and cameras must be robust and work well when operated 24/7. Due to the large number of products, it is often not possible to illustrate the functionality of image processing in a parametrizable application; it has to be flexibly modifiable – including at the place of commissioning. This is where the VisionBox system of Imago Technologies comes into play in all of the aspects referred to above. This computer family offers expert interfaces for image processing, such as camera and LED lighting control systems; processing of encoder signals; optically isolated I/Os; and the Sercos automation bus for the communication with the PLC. Cameras can be connected using one single Ethernet cable, which not only handles the required data, but also provides the power supply needed and transmits the real-time trigger signal for image capturing.

In addition to the demos, new products will be displayed, including drives and controllers of Bosch Rexroth, a Sercos slave and an Ethercat master in the new version of the Cannon-Automata S3EC Sercos/Ethercat bridge, the Inveor drive controller from Kostal, an assembly for controlling sensors and actuators on the robot arm and/or on the exchangeable tools of packaging machinery from Schubert System Elektronik and many more.

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