Deployment of computer-based drive control rather than traditionally used PLC systems are becoming more and more prevalent in practice. Therefore, with Kvaser and NI-XNET, new CANopen interfaces are supported in addition to the existing solutions (NI, IXXAT, Vector). And, new op-portunities unfold for computer platforms with serial communication via USB or RS232 under Windows or Linux. The existing libraries for Intel/AMD (Windows 32/64-Bit, Linux 32-Bit) are further extended with a Linux 64-Bit version. Moreover, additional support of 32-Bit ARMv6/v7 so-lutions allows the broad scale use of trend platforms, such as Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone. True to the principle «Easy-to-use POsitioning System», simple and fast incorporation into a wide range of solutions with freely available libraries is supported.
With today’s controller architectures a variety of motion control components of various suppliers are used. Thereby, easy integration into the superior master system plays a crucial role in the success. By means of freely available, extensively documented maxon libraries, integration of EPOS2 slave drive controllers is a matter of no time, thus making elaborate interface programming obsolete. Customers can fully focus on their main task; the development of their application. A wide range of supported systems permit a free choice of the ideally suited master.
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