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KINGSTAR Soft Motion provides all the benefits of a software solution to motion control in an automatically configured EtherCAT environment with “plug-and-play” compatibility. With the highest quality and performance of pre-integrated and pre-tested motion libraries, KINGSTAR delivers motion control at half the cost of traditional hardware platforms.
Deliver Software-Only Motion Control and Positioning Systems Quickly and Affordably
KINGSTAR Soft Motion is an open and standards-based, software-only solution that streamlines motor control and automation. Soft Motion runs directly on the PC, uses the NIC card for I/O, and uses the powerful EtherCAT protocol to free you from the shackles of proprietary and costly hardware. With Soft Motion, motion control engineers can design, develop and integrate PC-based machine controllers in a “plug-and-play” environment for consolidated, inexpensive and scalable motion and vision control.
The KINGSTAR Soft Motion platform supports multiple industry-leading EtherCAT Masters to guarantee that devices from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly.
Industrial automation software is used in a wide variety of applications.
PC-based motion control solutions deliver 6 main advantages: 1.
Traditional motion control applications came with limited options.
EtherCAT is a very flexible protocol.
Next-generation industrial, vision, medical and other systems seek to combine highend graphics and rich user interfaces with hard real-time performance, prioritization and precision.
Overview The continuous advance in multicore technologies is the catalyst for software innovation that is spawning a new generation of embedded systems that are less costly to develop, higher performing, and scalable because tasks run in parallel.
By: Daron Underwood, CTO Not long ago, embedded devices were not connected in any way to a network especially to a network that was accessible to the cloud.
What is the number one thing that industrial automation engineers want at work? It’s simple: the freedom and flexibility to choose the best tools without reservation.
Embedded OEMs – especially those whose products have complex human-machine interfaces (HMIs), manage many degrees of motion, and require hard real-time operation – have traditionally relied on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and digital signal processors (DSPs) to meet the precision and performance requirements of machine vision and motion control applications.
WHICH STANDARD STANDS APART? By: Jeffrey Hibbard, CEO, KINGSTAR The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not reflect in any way those of this website or the association.
Introduction This document lists supported Ethernet adapters and controllers for use with KINGSTAR products (out- of-the box).
Servo Drives Device Information Copley Accelnet Copley Stepnet Copley Xenus Delta ASDA-2 Hiwin D1/D2 Kollmorgen AKD Maxon Maxpos Mitsubishi Mr-J3-A (limited Functionality) Omron G5 Panasonic Mina A5 Family Sanyo Denki RS2 Servotronix CDHD TDE OPDE Yaskawa Sigma-5 Stepper Drives Device Information Beckhoff EL7031 Beckhoff EL7041 Beckhoff EL7047 Syn-Tek 5621 EtherCAT IO Devices Device Information Beckhoff EK1100 Beckhoff EK1101 Beckhoff EL1008 Beckhoff EL1014 Beckhoff EL1018 Beckhoff EL1084 Beckhoff EL1088 Beckhoff EL1098 Beckhoff EL1809 Beckhoff EL1889 Beckhoff EL2004 Beckhoff EL2008 Beckhoff EL2024 Beckhoff EL2088 Beckhoff EL2502 Beckhoff EL2809 Beckhoff EL2889 Beckhoff EL3004 Beckhoff EL3008 Beckhoff EL3024 Beckhoff EL3102 Beckhoff EL3104 Beckhoff EL3122 Beckhoff EL3124 Beckhoff EL3162 Beckhoff EL3202 Beckhoff EL4004 Beckhoff EL4022 Beckhoff EL4032 Beckhoff EL4038 Beckhoff EL4102 Beckhoff EL4104 Beckhoff EL4122 Beckhoff EL4124 Beckhoff EL4132 Beckhoff EL4134 Beckhoff EL5101 Beckhoff EL5151 Beckhoff EL5152 Syn-Tek 5500 Syn-Tek 6002 Syn-Tek 6022 Syn-Tek 7062 Syn-Tek 0624 Prima C-101 Prima C-201 Prima E-101 Prima E-201 ICPDAS ECT-2055 Nexcom AXE9200 Omron GX Remote I/O terminals
A Comparison of Motion Control Offerings Key Trend for Machine Automation For nearly decade, a leading edge companies have been quietly developing and deploying software-based machine controller solutions that execute directly on a Windows PCs.
KINGSTAR products are designed for industrial machines requiring motion control and positioning systems.
Product Overview KINGSTAR products are designed for industrial machines requiring motion control and positioning systems.