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Codesys-based motion controllers handle up to 64 axes

23 June, 2023

The Taiwanese automation supplier Delta has launched three Codesys-based motion controllers for single-axis movements as well as synchronous multi-axis motion applications such as gearing, electronic cams and interpolation. The AX-304EL, AX-316E, and AX-364EL controllers support up to 4, 16 and 64 axes respectively, and offer an EtherCat master, two Ethernet ports, serial ports, 16 digital inputs and eight digital outputs.

The controllers support major industrial communication protocols including EtherCat, Ethernet/IP and Modbus, and are compatible with OPC UA. Delta says it plans to add more protocols as the AX-3 series evolves, as well offering more advanced versions of the controllers.

In addition to the built-in I/O capabilities, remote I/O setups can be implemented using external Delta AS-series modules.

Delta’s DIADesigner-AX software integrates Codsys into the company’s DIAStudio software platform. The environment offers support from the planning stage, through to execution and commissioning, making it easier to implement both simple and complex motion control applications. It also helps ensure compliance with standards such as IEC 61131-3 and PLCopen. Built-in tools include an oscilloscope, a simulator and a CAM design editor.

Delta’s new motion controllers handle applications up to 64 axes

The three new controllers complement Delta’s earlier AX-308E Codesys-based motion controller, launched in 2021.

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