Mitsubishi Electric offers simple low cost gantry control

Mitsubishi Electric offers simple low cost gantry control

 

Mitsubishi Electric UK‘s simple motion LD77MS when used as a gantry controller provides integrators with optical fibre network with plug and play connectivity to provide 100% mechanical noise elimination; setup times reduced by up to 80% and reduces the risk of configuration errors during setup.

 

A gantry is a positioning system that is used in material handling applications to move objects from point to point. Application sizes can vary considerably, from small applications requiring movement of light materials with high speed repetition, to much larger applications requiring movement of heavier loads.

 

Integrates with Mitsubishi L Series PLC

The system involves MR-J4W3-B servo’s to bridge the electro-mechanical link and provide controlled movement to the system. The simple motion controller LD77MS and the MELSEC L Series PLC are connected to the system to synchronize control of the axis and sequences events within the system. An example program and information sheet focusing on gantry applications for three axis control is available from Mitsubishi Electric.

 

Application

Through effective positioning control of the production material the gantry can be used to smoothly pick items up and transfer them to user defined positions. To reduce transfer time of the item, the gantry is able to complete linear interpolation along all three axis simultaneously, reducing point to point distances. Through high resolution encoders that monitor the position of each axis, the item can be placed accurately in any position within the gantry’s xyz grid.

 

User benefits of simple motion gantry contrel

Motion network SSCNET111/H Optical fibre network with plug and play connectivity for:- 100% mechanical noise elimination- 80% reduction in setup time-Reduced risk of configuration errors during setup
One-touch auto-tuning Automatic setup of servo parameters for- 80% reduction in setup time- Optimum system performance 24/7- Minimal service visits for system repair
Interpolation of up to 4 axes Linear interpolation for faster movement between points
MR-J4W3 Three-in-one amplifier offering- Save an estimated 50% of wiring- Up to 30% energy saving- Save up to 30% in cabinet space-Reduced stockholding

 

The Mitsubishi Gantry servo solution allows users to use prepared function blocks and prepared application explanations to ensure reduced setup times, reduced learning times and savings in engineering cost.

 

An example program and information sheet focusing on gantry applications for three axis control from Mitsubishi Electric UK is available here.

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