OPENcontrol OPEN-XS CNC or Motion Control System
OPEN-XS is a modular system that can be applied as a CNC or as a General Motion Control. It offers a solution for both the control of servo-drives and I/O modules distributed on a digital fieldbus, and also for the control of analog or Pulse&Direction axes. There are many modules dedicated to OPEN-XS, with the same form factor for easy pairing. The real-time Control Unit is based on a PC platform. It uses an ATOM N270 1.6 GHz CPU and is a complete entry-level system for the management of servo drives and is I/O controlled through a digital fieldbus. It can be supplied in the standalone configuration (Black Box) or integrated with a monitor or with the new Compact Control Panel.
Two different OPEN-XS models, based on the same control unit, allow you to manage digital servo drives controlled by the Mechatrolink III protocol or the EtherCAT protocol, whether based on CANopen or Sercos profile (CoE or SoE). When servo drives controlled by an Analog or Pulse and Direction signal are preferred, four different additional modules with integrated I/Os are available. The four-axes slave module (A-432 / P-432), connected to the real-time unit via EtherCAT bus, is an integrated solution that offers a wide set of local I/O and the electronics for controlling axes driven with an Analog (A-432) or Pulse&Direction (P-432) signal with feedback. When linked to this module, OPEN-XS is transformed into a motion control system that includes numerous digital and analog I/O points while maintaining a high performance/price ratio. The 6-axes slave module (A-664 / P-664), which is optimized for the control of five-axes machine tools with gantry axis, follows the same philosophy but providing more resources.
Prima Electric North America, LLC
711 East Main St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: (413) 592-4805