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Industrial Network Products
Motor control via network communication can detect the status of the motor directly by data. This results in a shorter development period and increased reliability and maintainability of the equipment. By expanding the network compatible product lineup, Oriental Motor meets diversifying network environments of factory automation.
Network-compatible products offer the following benefit:
- Simple wiring achieves space saving for wiring and smaller equipment size.
- Transmission distance can be extended making wiring route design easier and enables products to be positioned in appropriate locations.
- Simple wiring achieves a reduction in man-hours for the wiring process and in the cost of wiring.
- Operating status is monitred by product input/output information, alarm, etc. This achieves improed maintainability via the system.
- Simple wiring makes wiring and checking process easier when replacing the product.
The communication protocol of the master controller, Factory Automation (FA) network, is converted to Oriental Motor's own RS-485 communication protocol. Connection to Oriental Motor's network compatible products is completed with one RS-485 communication cable.
- Compatible Networks:
CC-Link, MECHATROLINK-II, MECHATROLINK-III, EtherCat
*For use with Stored Data (Network) type
Multi-Axis Controllers / Drivers (EtherCAT Communications)
A multi-axis controller that supports EtherCAT communication.Compatible with the CiA402 drive profile. It can be connected to the AZ Series DC input stepper motors and electric actuators.
2-axis, 3-axis and 4-axis driver connections are available.
- Works with AZ Series DC Input stepper motors and actuators
- Multi-Axis Motor Connection Cables required
EtherCAT is an Ethernet (IEEE802.3)-compliant, open, high-speed industrial network system.
EtherCAT® is registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation
Modbus is the open field network with Modbus Protocol installed. Modbus is used widely in field of factory and process automation because its protocol specification is open to the public and it is very simple.
Modbus is a registered trademark of Schneider Automation Inc.
CC-Link (Control&Communication Link) is the open field network promoted by CC-Link Partner Association.
CC-Link is a registered trademark of CC-LINK Partner Association.
MECHATOLINK-II and MECHATROLINK-III are motion networks promoted by MECHATROLINK Members Association.
MECHATROLINK is a registered trademark of MECHATROLINK Members Association.
SSCNETIII/H is an open field network promoted by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
SSCNETIII/H is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation..
Industrial Network Communication for Automation and Motion Control
Oriental Motor offers industrial network communication products under the FLEX concept, meaning each product is equipped with an interface that connects to various industrial networks and master controllers featuring I/O; such as PLC, HMI or serial communication such as RS-485 / Modbus (RTU).
FLEX is the generic name for products that are used for Factory Automation (FA) network control via I/O control, Modbus (RTU) control, or a network converter. FLEX products enable easy connection, easy control, and reduce the complexity of system configuration.
The Advantages of FLEX Industrial Network Communication Products
- Simple Wiring
- Energy Saving
- Time Saving
- Low Cost
Built-In Controller (Stored Data type)
Operating data is set in the driver and the operating data is selected and executed from the master controller. Connection and control with the master controller is done through either:
- MODBUS (RTU) / RS-485
- Factory Automation (FA) network
The functions of a positioning module (pulse generator) are built into the driver allowing it to be connected directly to a controller or PLC to configure an operating system with I/O. Since no positioning module is required on the PLC side, space is saved and the system is simplified.
2. Modbus (RTU) / RS-485
Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be input via RS-485 communication. A maximum of 31 drivers can be connected to one serial communication module. There is also a function for simultaneously starting multiple axis. The protocol is compatible with Modbus (RTU) and can be connected to a touch screen (HMI), PC, etc.
3. Factory Automation (FA) Network
By using a network converter (sold separately), CC-link or MECHATROLINK communication are possible. Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be easily input.
I/O Control via Switches
Since operating data is set in the driver, the motor can start and stop with hand switches.
Easy control without the use of a PLC is possible.
I/O Control via PLC (Positioning module not required)
Operating data is set in the driver, allowing it to be connected directly to a PLC to select the motion profile. Since no positioning module is require on the PLC side, space is saved and the system is simplified.
I/O Control via PLC, Traveling Distance and Speed Setting Operated via Touch Screen (HMI)
The motor normally starts and stops via I/O, and Modbus (RTU) communication is used when setting the alarm and operating data.
Setting changes as well as monitor and alarm displays are performed on the touch screen.
If multiple configurations exist, parameters can be entered on the touch screen, reducing the burden of combining programs or sequences.
2. Modbus (RTU) Control
Modbus (RTU) Control via PLC
Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be input via RS-485 communication.
A maximum of 31 drivers can be connected to one serial communication module. There is also a group sending function for simultaneously starting multiple axis. The protocol is compatible with Modbus (RTU) and can be easily controlled via PLC, etc.
Modbus (RTU) Control via PC
Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be input by inserting it into an RS-485 communication board on a PC. No changes are required to your serial communications board.
Simple Connection with a Touch Screen (HMI)
By using Modbus (RTU) communication, connection can be made directly to a touch screen (HMI).
Operating data, parameter settings, alarm history, test drive, etc. can be used, allowing the motor to be controlled without the added cost of a PLC or computer.
3. Factory Automation (FA) Network Connection via a Network Converter
CC-Link Control / MECHATROLINK Control / EtherCat Control
By using a network converter (sold separately), CC-link communication, MECHATROLINK communication and EtherCat communication are possible. Operating data, parameter settings or operation commands can be input via various types of communication. Since it can flexibly accommodate the networks specified by the end user, design time is shortened.
- The burden on the programmable master controller is reduced and costs are lowered when multiple axis are used.
- Compatible with various networks, allows for multiple axis or additional axis if needed.
- CC-Link compatibility: Max. 12 axis
- MECHATROLINK-II compatibility: Max. 16 axis
- MECHATROLINK-III compatibility: Max. 16 axis
- EtherCat compatibility: Max. 16 axis
- Can also handle group sending function between groups
Group Sending Function
This function simultaneously starts multiple axis in Modbus (RTU) communication and the Factory Automation (FA) network. Multiple drivers are grouped together, and when operation commands are sent to that group's parent, all of the drivers belonging to the same group are operated.
- Modbus (RTU) control: Handles simultaneous starting, changes in distance, velocity and monitoring
- Factory Automation (FA) network control: Only simultaneous starting.