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Rexroth IndraMotion MTX: New CNC hardware with multi-Ethernet protocol support

Rexroth IndraMotion MTX: New CNC hardware with multi-Ethernet protocol support

With a new range of powerful and highly compact DIN-rail-mount controller hardware, Rexroth now offers its IndraMotion MTX CNC solutions with multi-Ethernet protocol support. End-users and OEMs can take full advantage of major Ethernet protocols such as SERCOS III Ethernet motion including I/O, as well as Profibus, ProfiNet or Ethernet/IP for Fieldbus connections.

Hundreds of OEMs and many end-users rely on the precision and functionality of Rexroth’s IndraMotion MTX CNC solution, utilizing SERCOS fiber optics for precision motion, and Ethernet TCP/IP and Profibus DP for peripherals. Starting with the software Version 11, customers can choose the proven and compact DIN-rail mount hardware platform model CML 45 (IndraMotion MTX standard), CML 65 (IndraMotion MTX performance) or CML 85 (IndraMotion MTX advanced) – built on high-performance embedded technology with wide range of connectivity.

The controllers offer two real-time SERCOS III 100 Mbs Ethernet ports for highly synchronized motion and I/O control, including TCP/IP communication over SERCOS III for fast drive parameters access and backup. The user can configure two additional real-time Ethernet ports via Rexroth’s IndraWorks Engineering Suite for the preferred modern Fieldbus choice - ProfiNet or Ethernet/IP.

Traditional Profibus DP devices can be connected to the Profibus DP port which can be configured as a master or slave.

A dedicated Ethernet TCP/IP port can be used for executing large NC-programs via the mounted network (DNC) folders. The CNC and drive are commissioned by Ethernet connection using IndraWorks on a laptop or PC. Open communication is available by Ethernet TCP/IP from the PLC program and an integrated OPC UA server (i.p.). A wide range of PC-based machine HMI hardware using Windows XP or Windows XP embedded or small micro-controller based HMI devices are simply connected via Ethernet.

The wide range of inline slice I/O and interface modules can be attached to the local bus at the right of the controller, or to a remote bus coupler using SERCOS III Ethernet or Profibus DP.

Despite the very compact hardware, these IndraMotion MTX models offer a full IEC 61131-3 PLC with very fast execution time and a wide range of technology functions. Functional packages cover drilling, milling, five-axis machining, turning, grinding, gear cutting/hobbing, punching/nibbling, laser cutting/welding, waterjet, plasma/OXY fuel cutting and handling/assembly.

Users can choose the HMI hardware and CNC controller to meet their performance needs:

The IndraMotion MTX standard CML 45, with a 500 MHz CPU and plenty of memory, can control up to eight axes across two NC channels, with four-axis simultaneous interpolation.

The IndraMotion MTX performance CML 65 has a 1GHz processor and can control 8 to 64 axes (up to 32 spindles) across 3 to 12 NC channels depending on the applied options.

Rexroth’s IndraMotion MTX advanced CML 85 provides the absolute fastest PLC logic and NC-block processing times using CoreDuo processor hardware. It can control 8 to 64 axes (up to 32 spindles) across 3 to 12 NC channels depending on the applied options.

Bosch Rexroth Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth AG, one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and using renewable energies. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2009 Bosch Rexroth part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 4.1 billion Euro with 34,200 employees.

 

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