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Major Features of Motion Control Software
by Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering
IntervalZero Posted 05/26/2017
Motion control software is a PC-based application that is used by developers of motion control systems in various industries. With it, engineers are able to develop fully automated motion control applications for a wide range of industrial automation systems.
Among the various motion control applications on the market, KINGSTAR Soft Motion is a unique invention that every developer should check out. This software can easily replace the motion control hardware boards with a guarantee of better precision and performance for less cost. Since it can be easily integrated into the PC, you will not incur higher costs experienced when using motion control hardware like you do with Galil, Delta Tau, Advantech, and others.
Features of Motion Control Software
There are numerous benefits that can be achieved with KINGSTAR Soft Motion. These features make it more efficient and convenient than motion control hardware:
- Easy-to-use, “plug and play” functionality
- Wide range of proven, pre-tested and integrated motion libraries
- Supports leveraging of CANOpen over EtherCAT
- Provides for auto-configuration of EtherCAT network when changing I/O systems and servo drives
The pre-integrated motion libraries in the software and auto-configuration of EtherCAT ensure improved productivity due to less time spent on development. These features also significantly reduce the amount of time taken getting products to market.
Since the software relies on Ethernet cabling, PC NIC and infrastructure of EtherCAT, there is also enhanced performance with regards to the machinery and control. This motion control software can deliver dynamic scalability as well due to the EtherCAT auto-configuration. Finally, its intuitive Windows interface enables developers to create a powerful UI.
With KINGSTAR Soft Motion, you will no longer need costly motion control hardware, which ensures a reduction in the costs of operation. In fact, there is greater affordability in using this software since it does not require any additional hardware to run. With it, you are able to reduce machinery control costs by up to 56%.
KINGSTAR Soft Motion is advanced motion control software with fully fledged and intuitive features that enable engineers to easily create, enhance and integrate PC-based motion controllers for better performance, scalability and affordability. This makes it the most suitable replacement for motion control hardware.