Cimtec Automation Blog

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dancer Control

High-speed multi-axis coordinated servo motion control.

Industries Served:

Textiles, Films, Packaging, Converters, Printing, Publishing
Products Used

  • ISA-Bus Multi-Axis Motion Controller
  • Industrial PC
  • Servo and Vector Drives and Motors

The Advantages:

  • Improves machine performance and reliability.
  • High-speed coordination combined with automatic adjustment and easy setup.
  • All motion and logic are centralized in one location.
  • Tight control and high-performance servo motors increase machine speed and throughput, and prevent the introduction of any tension disturbance to slitters.
  • Powerful torque/inertia ratio and bandwidth results in rapid and accurate accelerations and decelerations.
  • Safer work environment for operators due to significantly lower machine noise.
  • Increased flexibility from the use of an open-architecture PC-based control system.

How It Works:

  • The multi-access servo control board works in conjunction with high-performance servos.
  • These servos are controlled by the multi-axis motion controller board in the industrial PC.
  • To coordinate unwind and winder drive control with the motion control system, Vector Drives are tied into the same multi-axis motion controller board that controls the servo drives.


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