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Automation Libraries Simplify Liberty MDrive® Integration

Automation Libraries Simplify Liberty MDrive® Integration

Marlborough/CT, December 10, 2019 — Three (3) Automation Libraries are now available to simplify interfacing Liberty MDrive® integrated motors with popular PACs and PLCs from Siemens, Rockwell, and Schneider Electric. The library add-on instructions (AOI) for motion control are available to download for free at https://www.novantaims.com/dloads/automation-libraries/

AOIs reduce the work of writing software programs to execute move profiles such as:

  • Relative and absolute moves
  • Jogging
  • Homing
  • Read inputs
  • Write outputs

Applicable for communications between Ethernet TCP/IP Liberty MDrive products and:

  • Rockwell RSLogix 5000
  • Siemens S7 series
  • Schneider SoMachine and SoMachine Motion

These tools can increase your code efficiency and decrease your development time. Configuration files (EDS & GSDML) and sample programs also help to streamline initial set-up and programming.

Liberty MDrive® products with integrated 1.8° 2-phase stepper motors (rotary and linear), onboard drive electronics, controller and encoder, can reduce machine complexity, size and cost in many motion applications. Products with a fully programmable motion controller may be operated in several modes including closed-loop, torque control, and variable current control for energy savings and reduced heating.

More product information is available at https://www.novantaims.com/all-products/

About Novanta IMS:
SEM [formerly IMS] is a division of Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, with 170,000 employees serving customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. www.novantaims.com

additional benefits in a compact package. What began with reducing the electronics package size to fit onto a stepper motor using surface-mount technology and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), has expanded to include features previously unavailable on stepper motors. The latest MDrive products offer closed-loop performance, velocity control, energy savings, and a range of standardized communication choices including EthernetTCP/IP and CANopen. Numerous options and accessories are also available including absolute encoder, captive shaft electric cylinder, gearboxes and more.
With all-in-one, integrated motion control solutions such as MDrive products, a machine’s complexity, size & cost can be greatly reduced. What in the 1970s was a phone-booth-sized rack-mount enclosure containing a manually programmed drive, has evolved to a complete programmable motion control system integrated onto a motor.
MDrive products are assembled in our USA factory, which is certified ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015: https://www.novantaims.com/dloads/certificationssustainability/. Built to order, products are available with a wide range of standard features. For applications requiring something unique, our FlexCenter is dedicated to finding custom solutions. Use the inquiry form https://www.novantaims.com/all-products/custom-products/ to begin a discussion.
More product information is available at https://www.novantaims.com/all-products/
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About Novanta IMS

Novanta IMS [formerly IMS] is a division of Novanta, a leading global supplier of core technology solutions that give medical and advanced industrial original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) a competitive advantage. www.novantaims.com

Add-on instructions speed integration with Siemens, Rockwell and Schneider PLCs

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