The Most Powerful Motion Controller and EtherCAT® Network Manager
ACS’ SPiiPlusEC is a state of the art line of Motion controllers and EtherCAT master.
It is specifically designed to extend the capabilities of the SPiiPlus line of controllers and EtherCAT master, to address the needs of modern machinery for cost effective high performance multi-axis, scalable and distributed control of motion centric applications. The SPiiPlusEC open architecture operates in conjunction with ACS’ line of EtherCAT servo and step motor drives and I/Os modules, as well as with any certified third party EtherCAT module that complies with CAN over EtherCAT (CoE) protocol. The unique optional feature increases machines’ uptime using ring topology based redundancy to continue operation upon a network failure.
The SPiiPlusEC EtherCAT cycle and profile generation rate is 1 to 5kHz. ACS drives execute the servo control algorithms at a 20kHz rate using a distributed clock to ensure synchronization of better than 0.1 microsecond between all axes.
The SPiiPlusEC is complemented by the SPiiPlusNT suite of software tools that are designed to minimize time to market and to address the specific machine requirements throughout its whole life cycle. It provides extraordinarily easy automatic network setup, fast host and embedded application development, and quick diagnostics. Set up of third party
drives are done using by the third party tuning tools. Once connected to the EtherCAT network, real time variables, such as position, position error, velocity and others can be viewed, monitored and recorded with ACS’ tools. All tools include a built-in simulator, powerful remote access and diagnostics, and fast error recovery, reducing training effort and costs.