NextMove e100 can coordinate up to 200 ETHERNET Powerlink DS402 complient drives
The NextMove e100 motion controller provides solutions for the automation industry with management of real-time Ethernet networks and Baldor’s easy to use Mint programming language via the industry standard protocol ETHERNET Powerlink. Drives, I/O devices, sensors, absolute encoders can be added to the Powerlink network and controlled from the Mint programming language. This greatly simplifies system design and installation, and simultaneously expands the capabilities of the NextMove e100 as a machine control platform.
NextMove e100 can perform interpolation on 8, 12 or 16 axes, as either a single coordinate group or as multiple coordinate systems operating independently, with their own scale factors and move buffers. Interpolation can be performed over the ETHERNET Powerlink network or the built in stepper/servo axes. NextMove e100 is compatible with Baldor’s ETHERNET Powerlink AC servo drive, MicroFlex e100.
NextMove e100 can coordinate up to 200 ETHERNET Powerlink DS402 complient drives. These additional axes provide simple point-to-point motion, homing sequences, jog control and torque demand functions. MicroFlex e100, the AC servo drive, can be configured in this mode and is ideal for axis functions such as guides, indexers, conveyors, tension rollers etc.
An onboard complement of I/O allows NextMove e100 to handle many machine control functions. I/O can be further expanded over the ETHERNET Powerlink network or via the onboard CANopen network.
Versatile programming is provided by means of MintMT – multitasking Basic, embedded ‘C’ or the supplied ActiveX components.
NextMove e100 is available with a USB port programming port and user selectable RS232/485 serial port.