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IndraMotion MLC - the complete system for all control tasks

The IndraMotion MLC motion logic system gives freedom to meet all your requirements for comprehensive and modern machine automation.

Innovative software and firmware functions, easy engineering, and open interfaces guarantee maximum flexibility.


Logic, motion, robotic, hydraulic

IndraMotion MLC is the first really complete automation solution: motion, robot and logic control merge into a uniform overall system for all control tasks.

In addition to pure PLC applications, you can use comprehensive motion functions like master axes, electronic gears, electronic cams and the innovative FlexProfile for complex motion sequences. Robot Control provides all the functions you need for multi-axis path interpolation in space. Using the same tools and functions, you can quickly and easily integrate hydraulic axes into your automation solution.

By means of Open Core Engineering, IndraMotion MLC connects what have up to now been the separate worlds of PLC and IT automation. This combination makes possible previously unknown degrees of freedom, flexibility, and efficiency in automation. The software interface Open Core Interface allows you to access the core of the control system for the first time. Motion and PLC functions as well as variables can easily be modified and configured. And you can create individual real-time control functions independently.

  • Hardware


    Control hardware
    • IndraControl L and IndraControl XM controller-based hardware with extension options for technology, communication and I/O
    • IndraControl VP PC-based controller hardware
    • IndraControl S20 and Inline modular I/O systems for local and distributed connection in IP 20 protection class
    • IndraControl S67 modular I/O system for distributed connection in IP 67 protection class
  • Open Core  

    Highest levels of efficiency in software engineering

    • A perfectly coordinated tool chain for all phases of the engineering workflow throughout the entire product life cycle of a machine
    • Function toolkits extend the standard PLC functionality of the engineering framework IndraWorks with technology-orientated solutions
    • Consistent use of internationally recognized open standards and the latest technologies
    • Open Core Interface as a bridge between PLC based engineering and IT automation
  • System

    IndraMotion MLC

    System design
    • Automation system for consistent and modern machine automation
    • Integrated runtime system for motion, robot, logic and hydraulic control according to the open PLC standard IEC 61131-3
    • Scaled IndraControl hardware platform with flexible expansion options for central and distributed automation topologies
    • Flexible integration in an extremely wide variety of different topologies using the Sercos automation bus as well as PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and PROFIBUS as options
    • Support of electric, hydraulic and hybrid drives
    • Can be expanded for safety control up to PL e/Cat 4 (EN ISO 13849-1) or SIL 3 (IEC 62061)
  • Engineering


    • All tools for commissioning drives and controls in one uniform engineering tool
    • Transparent representation and consistent data due to project management with central data management for device configuration visualization and the PLC program
    • Intuitive wizards and comprehensive online help for every engineering step
    • Extensive tools for commissioning or service activities such as a multi-channel oscilloscope, logic analyzer and debugging functions for the PLC logic
    • Function toolkit Team Engineering for perfect multi-user and version controlled engineering
    • Automation Interface for remote control of IndraWorks for creating configuration and programs automatically
    • FDT/DTM interface for integrating third-party engineering tools
  • Logic

    Logic Control

    • CoDeSys V3-based PLC programming using all editors according to IEC 61131-3, 3rd edition
    • Object-oriented language extensions for modular machine design and enhanced software quality
    • Function toolkit Generic Application Template (GAT) with highly functional application templates including status machines, operating modes, diagnostics, and the corresponding data interfaces to automatically create modular machine programs
    • Comprehensive diagnostics and comparison functions for the project and the PLC program, online/offline
  • Motion

    Motion Control

    • Highly flexible motion control for linear and non-linear interpolation
    • Function toolkit FlexProfile for time and position-controlled motion profiles with graphical creation of the segments
    • Function toolkit Technology for easy implementation of process-oriented functions in the form of PLC function blocks that you can use straight away
    • A wide range of wizards for easy adaptation and parameterization of movements
  • Hydraulics

    Hydraulic control

    • Best-in-class motion control for hydraulic applications
    • Central or distributed control of electro-hydraulic axes
    • Extended command set for the Structured Text (ST) language to easily program sequential procedures using IndraWorks
    • Comprehensive libraries for hydraulics applications
  • Safety


    Safety Technology
    • Easy to extend IndraMotion MLC making it into a safety control
    • Logic processing up to Cat. 4 PL e / SIL 3 for complex machines and extensive plants
    • CIP safety on Sercos and PROFIsafe for integration of distributed safety peripherals
    • Complete engineering in IndraWorks for standard and safety application
  • GoTo

    GoTo Focused Delivery Program