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Open PLC IndraLogic from Rexroth

04 May 2006

With cycle times down to 30 µs, the new open PLC IndraLogic from Rexroth opens up considerable potential for increasing productivity. Available software modules or entire programs can be reused on the entire scalable hardware platform. In connection with the uniform IndraWorks programming environment, this is an essential key to lower automation costs and faster commissioning.

Open standards such as IEC 61131-3 and PLCopen come into use consistently with Rexroth IndraLogic in the three modes of drive-based, controller-based and PC-based. The user profits from clear engineering with modularization and reuse of his software programs. All IndraLogic versions possess generally the "Function blocks for motion control" standardised in the PLCopen. Unified function blocks for motion control tasks are thus available for integration of drive functions. For uniform engineering with extended Motion Logic solutions IndraLogic is, in addition, the integral and fully-featured PLC component in the new and existing IndraMotion Motion Logic systems from Rexroth.

IndraMotion MLD as a drive-based IndraLogic system with 100µs cycle time counts among the worldwide fastest PLC solutions in drives. IndraControl L40 forms the hardware platform for larger numbers of axes. It processes up to 32 tasks in parallel and achieves a cycle time of a mere 70 µs. This controller-based solution combines the advantages of an embedded PC architecture with the precisely scalable Rexroth Inline I/O system. Even the basic module offers extensive master and slave communication interfaces such as Ethernet, Profibus, RS232 and SERCOS Interface, in addition to 16 fast inputs and outputs .

The PC-based IndraLogic VPP sets a new record with 30µs cycle time for 1,000 instructions in AWL with bit word processing. Faster and more precise movement sequences can be programmed and executed with it. A comprehensive selection of hardware enables individual configuration.

With IndraWorks Rexroth integrates all necessary software tools in a uniform engineering environment. An innovative software architecture guaranteeing users long-term investment security is thus available on the basis of Microsoft's .NET technology. All tools required for automation tasks for configuring, programming and parameterisation are combined in a unified software architecture with intuitive operation. Rexroth thus enables the general usability of engineering data.

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