Kollmorgen Announces new Programmable Controller Multi-Axis Master

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Kollmorgen introduces the Programmable Controller Multi-axis Master (PCMMTM) - a powerful new motion controller that meets a broad range of OEM requirements for a wide range of machines. The PCMM delivers complete PLC and motion control functionality in a compact, easy-to-use controller. Integrated programming, configuration screens, and diagnostics in a single software package simplify and minimize setup time, resulting in faster time to market for OEMs.

With a LIST PRICE of 1395.00 this control is an outstanding value.

The PCMM also offers superior scalability. It is versatile enough for a simple 1-axis machine as well as more complex machines with 100 or more axes. The PCMM often eliminates the need for large, expensive PCs. By using a single modular/scalable controller, OEMs are also able to reduce inventory, installation and design efforts. The compact size and multi-network connectivity of the PCMM help with modularity, meaning OEMs do not have to use multiple control platforms.

Key benefits and features of Kollmorgen's PCMM include:
* Higher performance motion and increased machine throughput
* IEC 61131-3 Programmable Automation and Motion Controller
* EtherCAT® Master for high-performance motion and device synchronization
* Coordinated control of up to 128 axes
* Synchronized path control, 250us for up to 32 axes
* Communication over TCP/IP, MODBUS®, EthernetIP®, Profinet® to host PLC, Computer, or Network
* Onboard Digital I/O with support for expansion I/O and other devices over EtherCAT®
* Integrated Webserver for remote diagnostics and status checking
* Removable SD memory card for simple back up and program loading
* All-in-one IDE includes PLC and motion programming, system configuration and diagnostic tools, plus one-click simulation for rapid prototyping

The PCMM is ideal for use in an array of industries including: packaging, printing, converting, material forming, general motion control, food and beverage, medical and robotics.

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