Cannon-Automata provides a wide range of motion control solutions for the automation industry by offering a choice of easy to use programmable motion controllers and drives to suit many applications.
Cannon-Automata’s F3 family covers a wide power range and its Sercos Ethernet field bus provides designers with real-time solutions. All Cannon-Automata motion controllers are available with digital and analog I/Os for complete machine control. Its CAN bus interface or ModBus can be used to expand the I/O configuration.
Cannon-Automata F3 I/O modules and F3 I/O remote systems offer a cost-effective interface for your field signals, in the automation process control and machine control system. The range of available gateway modules permit connection with various fieldbus types and modules can be freely combined, saving money on installation and time debugging. Cannon-Automata remote I/O systems are characterized by high functionality and easy handling.
Cannon-Automata F3 I/O modules have DIN rail assembly, are easily configured, and a wide range of models that allow you to link almost any plant sensor and actuator to your process control system with a single fieldbus connection.
Stepper motors are ideal for cost-effective implementation of positioning functions. With the positioning mode of the Cannon-Automata SMC3 stepper motor controller, such functions can now be quickly and easily integrated in Sercos or EtherCAT networks—without extra programming effort.
The onboard I/Os (4 digital outputs, 4 digital inputs, and an encoder interface) provide a complete positioning axis and enable status signals as well as inputs for limit and homing switches.
The stepper motor interface is designed for 2-phase motors with up to 256 microsteps at a maximum 6 amp current per phase and 48 volt DC supply.
The S3NP-Gateway couples Sercos real-time Ethernet busses with standard Ethernet networks. It allows an easy connection of Sercos-based control systems with the IT world and the integration of non-real-time capable peripheral devices equipped with a standard Ethernet port. The exchange of process- and job-data between machine control and MES or ERP systems can thus be carried out without installing any additional communication interfaces.
The Sercos/EtherCAT-Bridge acts on both busses as I/O device. The width of the real-time data is flexibly configurable in the range of 32 to 2048 bytes. The exchange of real-time data between the two busses is executed within one communication cycle. In addition to the application-specific I/O data also information about communication status and diagnostic data of the Sercos or EtherCAT bus is transferred to the respective other side. This allows the two masters to react very fast on changes of the communication state or on error events.
SSI is the standard interface for absolute encoders. With the SSI-Gateway, Cannon-Automata offers a simple and inexpensive device that allows the connection of SSI encoders from any vendor to a Sercos III network.
The SSI gateway supports up to four Sercos real-time data connections. Thus, it is possible to make the acquired position available to any other device connected to the Sercos network—an important feature for applications with master and slave axes, cam profiles, or electronic gears. What’s more, the device can also measure and transmit actual velocity and acceleration. It supports a wide range of SSI protocol settings and is suitable for the connection of practically all SSI encoders available on the market.
Dual incremental encoder reader and dual counter offers: