June 2017

52 APAC / June 2017 , 1703AP05 Experts in Motor Design ANCAMotion control systems have been used in a variety of applications since 1974. Their aim is to become recognised as one of the market leaders in the design andmanufacture of customised control systems that are used inworld class machines. General Manager at ANCA Motion provides an overview of the company and a selection of the products they offer. ANCA Motion’s control systems are used on several applications ranging from complex five axes machines tools, to two axes profile cutters and single axis standalone applications. Our continuous support and innovation throughout the life of the product allows us to deliver world class products and service. ANCA Motion designs and manufacture flexible control systems, specialising in high precision solutions for CNC machines. We have a global presence, with ANCA Motion solutions in every major continent. AMC5 One of our products is AMC5. The AMC5 CNC uses the latest Intel® i7 processors and a solid-state drive to achieve high processing. Our system combines machine and HMI processes within a single unit, increasing overall system speed and performance. At a glance • Intel® Core i7 processor; • 64GB solid state storage; • Industry leading EtherCAT® fieldbus; • Windows® based operating system; • SoE communication and; • Single CPU for motion and HMI. Windows Embedded Platform The familiar Windows environment allows operators to be more productive in less time. For machine builders, it allows the use of standard Windows compatible programs and development tools to add and extend the controls features for their specific application. High speed real-time performance is achieved by the addition of a real-time kernel extension allowing the processing power to be put to the best use on demand. Windows networking and Internet connectivity is standard via the 1Gbit LAN port. Windows extensive driver support makes the addition of USB devices like Printers, Cameras, Barcode Readers or Flash Drives, effortless. Full CNC Function All the AMC range of controls come standard with AMCore, ANCA Motion’s Open CNC Software platform. The CNC platform supports all standard M and G code functions and allows customisation and extensions to these functions. Ability to add custom cycles for drilling, tapping, piercing and other complex machine operations packaged as a single G Code mean the part program complexity can be greatly reduced. Features like Gantry control and Slave axis can be added at any time without any additional CNC hardware. The addition of Axis, Pitch, and Backlash compensation ensures that regardless of the machine design, the greatest accuracy can be achieved. Soft PLC The PLC functions on the AMC range are implemented as software so no additional hardware is required. The functions of the PLC can simply be extended using easy to learn structured text. The CNC software also includes all development and diagnostic tools required. Remote Pendant ANCA Motion have designed and manufactured an innovative remote pendant for the modern- day control system. The AMI5000 EtherCAT® Remote Pendant incorporates the latest EtherCAT® fieldbus technology, reducing the overall cable size and weight of the pendant to make it easier to manoeuvre and operate. Machine integration is effortless and easy to connect in just a few simple steps. The durable plastic composite body is built to withstand high impact and tough industrial environments, making it perfect for demanding conditions and applications. Customers can customise all button graphics and functions for specialised applications. Custom branding, colours and labels can also be added to the Remote Pendant interface. Featuring an 18pin circular connector, 24VDC input, 100Mbps and up to a 10m cable, the AMI5000 EtherCAT® Remote Pendant also comes with a dual channel hold-to-run button for increased safety. The 16 control buttons and MPG hand wheel allow easy operation with the extra safety feature of a dual channel emergency stop button at the top of the remote pendant. Specially designed to connect to any machine, the AMI5000 EtherCAT® Remote Pendant comes with its own magnetic cradle that can easily be machine mounted for quick access and storage. The AMI5000 EtherCAT® Remote Pendant provides users with a portable machine control interface that is compact, lightweight and durable. At a glance • Portable machine control interface; • Compact, lightweight and durable design; • Industry leading EtherCAT® fieldbus; • Customisable button cover; • Machine mounted magnetic cradle and; • Operating radius up to 10m.