SMC says it has answered the the demand to broaden the communication capacities of one of its most popular controllers with three additional communication protocols for the Direct Input Step Motor Controller.
The DeviceNetTM, EtherCAT and PROFINET now join EtherNet/IP fieldbus protocol already available to the market, says SMC.
The recently- launched JXC is designed to directly control the LE range of electric actuators, providing real-time, high speed communication as well as added security, thanks to a dual port in / out.
The Direct Input Type Step Motor Controller is ideal for general machine builders who rely on accurate speed, position or force, but at the same time look to improved flexibility and stronger security, says SMC. The DLR option gives added security and peace of mind as communication continues even when there is a disconnected element. In addition, real time feedback is achieved through numerical data input, in addition to half/full duplex high-speed communication.
Due to its clever design, JXC Series delivers a wealth of savings in terms of space, cabling and maintenance for customers, promises the manufacturer.