Moogs New Controller Offers Advanced Capabilities in Industry-Standard Package
February 28, 2007—The M3000 from Moog Controls is designed to address the needs of high-performance digital control for hydraulic and electrical products.
Based on IEC standards and exhibiting a modular structure, the M3000 comprises Moogs Servo Controller (MSC) and Moog Axis Control Software (MACS). It also caters for numerous extension modules, increasing its capabilities, functionality and application base even further.
According to the companys press release, complete system solutions are possible due to tight integration with other Moog products and devices such as servo valves, servo-proportional valves, servo drives and RKP pumps.
Key features include advanced digital motion control, for closed-loop control of hydraulic and electric products; a 32-bit RISC processor with 32-bit floating point maths for powerful, fast and accurate control; and multiple software-configurable interfaces to cater for SSI, encoder, CANopen, RS232, Ethernet, Profibus and analogue/digital outputs.
The MSC is a freely programmable, high-performance servo controller, with built-in PLC functionality, capable of handling complex multi-axis functions and enabling cycle times as fast as 500$B%*(Bs. The software element, MACS, is an IEC61131-3 compliant programming language based on the CoDeSys universal standard. It provides full programming, debugging, simulation, parameterisation, visualization and tracing capabilities.
Extensive function blocks enable easy implementation of closed-loop applications and various analogue (QAIO) and digital (QDIO) modules are offered for the extension of the local I/O.