An orchestra served as a model (see picture), there are many paralleles concerning the cooperation, furthermore, this comparison has helped a lot during the development. Perhaps it is helpful for the beginner and for the service-man to understand the controller, too.
The conception for the future must base on modern modules and make use of their technical possibilities. Let us present you our new Multi-Controller conception:
Fast and modern 32bit Master - Many ports and interfaces, flexible on a separate board. Functions for security and administration. Flash-Routines for master and slaves to update the firmware when extended.
BusSystem for internal communication - Enough slots for future extensions. Up to 8 slaves can be integrated, the software for multiple-axes-operation is and will be developed accordingly.
Independent slaves with performance endstep - Up-to-date 8bit-Controllers as AxisControllers with Intelligence on-site. Output stage for the motor control up to 2,5 A. For bigger currents an external output stage is used.
Flexible energy supply - Power supply, transformator and distribution for small and big performances.
A big technical progress especially in the following points:
Microstepping for smooth operation and "soft" movements
High feed speeds through modern and helpful software modules
Short machining times through "fluid" movements
Extended range of applications through a big number of possibles axles
The software is and remains the familiar CAD/CAM-programme with direct machine control nccad, which will be delivered together with the MCS from version 7.5 upward in different types. The manual operation window of this version shows some noteworthy functions:
More than 4 axes.
Enlargened and extended position display with free colour selection (fore-/ background).
Switch of the manual operation mode (continuous, as before or in jumps of 3 different widths).
Switch of the setting mode for the WZP with/without correction of the radius.
Switch of the manual operation to handwheel or JoyStick via key.
Many relays, with fields for free names.
Direct input of the analogue control tension with free name.
Direct speed- and rotation-direction-control of the machining unit (if you have one of the kind) with direct input of rpm. In this case, it is not necessary to convert control tension into revs.
Flexible number of axles
Date: 1 June 2006, subject to alterations
* Only when upgrade-set MCSA1 is ordered
approx. LxWxH = 230 x 200 x 40 mm (without transformator)
Others on demand
Inputs without optocoupler
5 for free use (handwheel etc)*
Inputs with optocouplers**
5 for free use
2 analogue ones (Override of the speed,etc)*
Relays connections (25pin Dsub), compatible with KOSY2*
7 relays with change-over contact 24V/1A*
24V/0,5A resp. 10V/0,5A control voltage*
Plug-in connection for U-axis, compatible with KOSY2*
3 pin bars 16pol, internal BUS-protocol
4 additional BUS-connections*
Power pack board
Net input: 230V/50Hz/approx. 200VA
35V/approx. 8A for small steppint motors
230V/800W to program via relay 6
"Breakdown of operational voltage" **