Rexroth Goes PC 0
Posted on 30, July 2018
in Category Blog
When clients worry that their legacy Rexroth electric industrial motion control systems are using an outdated operating system, we reassure them. You’re not planning to play Assassin’s Creed with your servomotor, right? It really doesn’t matter. We keep devices with the appropriate operating system around for communication, and otherwise it’s just not an issue.
But if you’re using newer Rexroth electric industrial motion control, you’ll be happy to know that you can now use an industrial Windows device to control your system.
You probably use a Windows device to capture and analyze data from sensors on your machines, and a separate device to program your Rexroth components. Information exchange between the two systems slows you down. Now, you can run the operating system for your servos alongside Windows 7 or better on a single PC. That one PC can handle up to 99 servo motors via ethernet. Processing speed can double, depending on the application.
The new IPC system is fully compatible with controller-based IndraMotion MLC. Users can use their preferred data visualization programs along with the Open Source Rexroth predefined programs. No PLC code required.
High level machine languages including Java can be integrated and all your Rexroth machinery can communicate easily. This is another essential step toward Industry 4.0. It also allows a simpler set up and reduces the learning curve for operators.
If your head is now buzzing with ideas for what you can do with this new tech, that’s great. If you’re more concerned with keeping your legacy Rexroth motion control systems running, we can help. We provide phone support, field support, factory repair and reman, with the nation’s largest selection of emergency replacement units. As Rexroth electric industrial motion control specialists, we have the expertise to get you up and running fast.