The global site of the UK's leading magazine for automation, motion engineering and power transmission
14 April, 2024

Twitter link

Multi-role motion platform is based on open standards

06 January, 2015

Parker Hannifin has announced a multi-axis, real-time motion controller that integrates machine logic and Web-based visualisation functions. The standards-based Parker Automation Controller (PAC), which is aimed at the global machine-building market, provides tools that are said to result in fast code generation, short commissioning times and low development costs.

The fan-less PAC is based on a dual-core Intel Atom processor that supports hyper-threading and 64-bit instructions. It has 1GB of RAM and can store applications on SD memory cards.

The DIN-rail-mounting PAC has been designed for easy integration into existing networks and connections to third-party devices. As standard, it supports OPC Server, Modbus TCP, EtherCat and two LANs, and offers Ethernet/IP, Profinet and Profibus as options.

Parker’s Automation Controller is designed for easy integration

A software package called Parker Automation Manager provides an intuitive development environment using the IEC 61131-3 programming languages and PLCopen motion control function blocks. The software also provides real-time information where, and when, it is needed.

  • To view a digital copy of the latest issue of Drives & Controls, click here.

    To visit the digital library of past issues, click here

    To subscribe to the magazine, click here



"Do you think that robots create or destroy jobs?"



Most Read Articles