The motion sequence of a machine is highly complex, so innovative systems are required to create custom, dynamic and efficient solutions. SYS TEC electronic has developed a robust motion control card for use in machine tools. The controller can be programmed in C/C++ and allows synchronous operation of up to eight axes with a cycle time of 50 μs.
In order to achieve the required 50 µs synchronisation cycle, several CPUs work together through a single bus system. Each of these CPUs takes on dedicated sub-tasks. A simple API bundles access to all the device sources and the motion functionality. The user application therefore has full control over the system’s behaviour at all times, as well as its real-time characteristic. There is a range of different hardware and software measures to protect the design from unauthorised copying or theft.
During the development phase, the devices are subjected to a wide range of climatic, mechanical and EMC tests. Following the development and testing of the prototypes, SYS TEC electronic is now mass-producing the controller. For quality assurance in mass production, a product-specific automatic test setup has been created to calibrate the analogue circuit parts and to conduct functional tests of the device.