In the control system for an oven furnace where the speed control of taking in/out the workpieces and their feeding speed directly influence the product quality, the PLCs and multiple servo drives, inverters and remote I/Os are all connected in different networks. It makes it confusing to select components, since wiring and installation method are different in each network.
EtherCAT Solution: To connect the PLCs, Servo Drives and Inverters with EtherCAT, only one Ethernet cable is required for detection of the workpiece, shatter control to take in/out the workpiece and conveyer speed control. Wiring can be carried out with simple construction directions.
When a workpiece type is changed, the command speed settings of the inverter can be rewritten through EtherCAT. It reduces the time required for changing the settings.
EtherCAT network covers the Servo Drives, Inverters, and Remote I/O Terminals. The assembly and wiring time is shortened and user can improve the system productivity through the operation.
• Reduces design, setup and startup work-hours.
• Contributes to higher productivity and quality.