64 Axes of Versatile, Advanced Motion Control on EtherCAT.
- Over 500 API functions, supports up to 256 threads
- Includes EtherCAT Network Management APIs
- Develop own customized original motion controller
- Console and Network Management Tool included
- All this, on a Windows PC.
WMX2 is a powerful new generation EtherCAT motion controller that grants flexibility and supreme performance to your customized motion solution. WMX2 is an EtherCAT Master developed from the ground-up, achieving superior, advanced motion functions on a single commercially available PC. No specialized interface board is needed.
The included powerful Windows class library supports up to 256 threads and includes over 500 API functions, which also includes APIs for EtherCAT network management. Developers can implement and embed custom high-end motion to their control specific to their needs with simple APIs, using Visual Studio 2008 and later (C/C++) and Microsoft.NET framework 2.0 and later as Windows application.
- EtherCAT Master and RTX (Real-Time Extension) Licenses
- WMX2 Console
- EtherCAT Network Configurator 2 (Network Management Tool)
- Windows Class Library
- Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
- Inspection machine
- Transfer Robot
- Material Handling
- Sealing machine
- Drilling, laser cutting
WMX Demo 2
A Gantry Demo using WMX2, an EtherCAT Motion Controller from Soft Servo Systems, presented by Aurotek with their custom GUI interface. X and Y axes' motions are controlled using the List Motion Function. WMX2 can control up to 64 individual axes, or 32 synchronous pairs.
WMX2 Main Specification
|Number of Axis, Channels||64 axes with up to 64 channels|
|Interpolation Types||Linear (64 axis), Arc (2 axis), Helical (3 axis)|
|Acceleration, Deceleration Types|
|Trapezoidal, S-Curve (Jerk-Free), Jerk-Limited, Sinusoidal, Parabolic, Advanced S, Trapezoidal Moving Average Time, User specified profile. Acceleration and Deceleration profiles can be set separately.|
|Motion Control Functions||JOG, Homing, PTP, List Motion, Path Interpolation, Buffered API Execution Mode (Sequential PTP, Trajectory Control), Spline Interpolation (Cubic-spline, etc.)|
|Override Functions||Dynamically change target position (PTP) / velocity (PTP/DVC) and profile parameters during motion|
|Sync Control (Master-slave control)||Max. 32 pairs (Multiple slave axes / Changing pairs supported)|
|Gantry-axis control||Skew compensation control with complete synchronization algorithm|
|Interpolation Cycle||Default: 1ms (can be changed depending on the system: 0.25ms – 4ms depending on the system)|
|Position Synchronous Output Function (PSO)||Using PSO function of Original PSO module (EtherCAT), a rapid PSO is realized for inspection machines and laser cutting machines|
|Robot Control Functions||Multiple robots of 6-axis articulated, SCARA, parallel, etc., can be simultaneously controlled up to 64 axes. Synchronizes and interpolates general motion axes and robot arms|
|Supported Command Modes||Position / Velocity / Torque (Transparent mode is available for Torque and Velocity)|
|Other Motion Functions||Compensation (pitch error, backlash, straightness compensation), soft-landing|
|I/O Control Functions||11,600 inputs/ 11,600 outputs. (over 1KB for each). Supports most commercial EtherCAT devices|
|Event Functions||Motion command execution based on axis position and input events, etc. Event output to Windows|
|EtherCAT Master Functions||CoE, FoE, DC Sync Supported, Line/Star/Ring Topologies, HotConnect, ColdConnect, Network Management API|
|Multi-Tasking||Fully independent 64 axes with synchronized control|
|API supported Language||C language (C/C +), .NET Framework (C#, VB)|
|Operating Environment||Windows 7 (x86, x64) Windows Embedded Standard 7 (x86, 64)|
|Development Environment||Visual Studio (C/C++) x86: 2008/2010/2012, x64: 2010/2012|
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or above
|OS||Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)|
|CPU / RAM||Intel® Core™ i Series, or equivalent / RAM: 2GB+|
* Limitation may apply for using Intel® Skylake family processors.
|IDE||Visual Studio (C/C++) x86: 2008/2010/2012, x64: 2010/2012 Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 or later|
|Compatible NIC||Intel® I210-T1 Ethernet Server Adaptor (32-bit/64-bit system)|
Other NICs are available only in 32-bit system. See our supported NIC list.
RTX supported NIC for EtherCAT
EtherCAT® is the fastest Industrial Ethernet communication technology and stands for high-performance, low-cost, ease of use and a flexible topology. It was introduced in 2003 and became an international standard in 2007. EtherCAT is also an open real-time technology: anyone is invited to implement or use it.
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