The IndraMotion MLC system from Rexroth integrates an open PLC under IEC 61131-3 with a motion control system. It uses integrated hydraulic controllers to separate the drive physics from the automation level. This simplifies the design and start-up, operation and diagnosis of highly productive machine concepts. Users start the electric, hydraulic and hybrid drives up comfortably using only one engineering tool, IndraWorks. A high-speed I/O module designed specifically for hydraulic standards records all important process parameters. The use of the Ethernet-based real-time communication system SERCOS III ensures the necessary synchronous communication between controller, drives and I/O, allowing the system to control all drives in a highly dynamic manner, in both centralized and decentralized concepts. For non-real-time-critical communication tasks the user can use standard field buses and Ethernet protocols.
Edited by: Jürgen Wirtz