Processing Magazine

Motion Controller with IEC61131-3 Functionality

November 29, 2010

The MP2600iec motion controller provides motion control of 1- or 1.5-axis along with machine control. Yaskawa is one of the first in the industry to provide full IEC61131-3 functionality in a 1/1.5 axis controller, according to the manufacturer. The controller extends the MP product family, which now includes three controllers covering the range from 1- to 16-axes. The MP2600iec machine controller supports all five IEC61131-3 programming languages: Ladder Diagram, Function Block, Structured Text, Sequential Function Chart and Instruction List. The Function Block language provides execution of MotionWorks® PLCopen function blocks. These pre-programmed blocks provide all of the standard functionality required for most motion control applications, eliminating the need for custom programming.