Terryville, Conn. – Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI) announces the 3100 Series two-axis motion control modules for the 1762 MicroLogix PLC. These two-axis controllers plug directly into MicroLogix PLCs and are available in two versions: 3102 (X-Y motion control) and 3102i (X-Y motion control + interpolation).
AMCI’s 3100 series modules provide encoder feedback in addition to a wide range of motion commands, satisfying simple to sophisticated application requirements. Both the 3102 and 3102i are 100% compatible with MicroLogix 1100, 1200, and 1400, and are easy to program using Allen-Bradley’s RSLogix 500 software.
AMCI’s 3100 series motion modules are easy to program with no extra software required, and offer a wide range of motion commands including registration, jogging/changing speed on the fly, and blend moves. Linear and circular interpolation are exclusive to the 3102i module, enabling more sophisticated motion control. Both modules provide encoder feedback, providing closed-loop positioning.
The 3102 module can control servo and/or stepper drives with step/direction input. Motion commands include jog, home, and point-to-point control. Common applications for this motion controller include assembly lines, conveyor control, in-process gauging, and valve control, among others.
Developed to simplify more complex applications, the 3102i module includes linear and circular interpolation commands. These additional features make this module stand out with the ability to reach specific target positions and output contoured motion profiles. Popular applications for this more advanced controller include high-speed assembly, water jet cutting, storage and sorting, laser trimming, needle inspection systems, and more.