Discrete and Process Automation

Webinar: Using controller based BASIC scripts for distributed local automation

27 April 2022

In many cases FAULHABER MotionControllers are connected to supervisory control systems using their different communication interfaces — CANopen, EtherCAT or even RS232.

While this is the preferred strategy if multiple movements have to be coordinated by such an industrial master, there are many situations where a single axis is used and could be controlled by a few discrete I/Os.

FAULHABER MotionControllers V3.0 offer very flexible digital I/Os and analog inputs. As a special featureSource: FAULHABERSource: FAULHABER these I/Os can directly be used within the MotionController to generate local automation beyond the capabilities of simple configuration. All members of the MC V3.0 family of motor drivers offer the same simply but convenient BASIC scripting capabilities, which can even be used parallel to the communication interfaces thus sharing tasks between the master and the MotionController.

This webinar about local scripting will provide a short introduction of the BASIC dialect and the MotionController specific enhancements. The coding environment integrated within the FAULHABER MotionManager will be demonstrated and possible implementation strategies will be discussed using a few examples.

The free webinar will cover:

  • I/Os of a MC V3.0 MotionController
  • FAULHABER MC V3.0 BASIC overview and drive specific extensions
  • Scripting patterns
  • Using the MotionManager to develop and test scripts
  • Available libraries
  • Examples

Participation is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited.

Register for the Tuesday, May 3, 2022, webinar scheduled for 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CEST

Register for the Tuesday, May 3, 2022, webinar scheduled for 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM CEST

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