Parker Hannifin is releasing the Parker Automation Controller (PAC) for the global machine building market, combining logic control, advanced real-time motion control, and visualisation in one performance-driven system.
With EtherCAT communication for motion and I/O, plus the Parker Automation Manager (IDE, Integrated Development Environment) for application development, the PAC provides OEMs with an engineered system for demanding projects. This package offers a single, intuitive environment for development with industry-standard programming, machine-to-machine communication, and network connectivity to provide real-time information where and when it is needed.
Parker Automation Manager enables engineers to leverage their existing knowledge and work smarter, more efficiently and more effectively than ever with the full suite of IEC 61131-3 programming languages and PLC open motion control function blocks.
Engineered to easily integrate into existing plant networks and provide for third-party device connectivity, the PAC comes as standard with a variety of onboard communication protocols, including an OPC Server, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, dual LAN networks, and options for Ethernet/IP, Profinet, and Profibus.
In short, this standards-based approach for this new intelligent multi-axis motion controller provides tools for faster code generation, and reduced commissioning time and development cost. It also enables engineers to create control applications for the complex and demanding machines of the future.
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