Sercos International to Present Multi-Vendor Solution at the SPC IPC Drives 2013 in Nuremberg


At the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg from November 26-28, 2013 in hall 6, stand 110, Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos® automation bus, will be presenting the 'Plastic Electronics' multi-vendor solution from Bosch Rexroth in cooperation with Bihl+Wiedemann, Hilscher and Vision & Control.



The perfect alignment of track transport and processing units has the highest priority in roll-to-roll processes. Compact, control-based Motion Logic Control (IndraMotion MLC) from Rexroth which uses the Sercos automation bus provides the high level of performance required for the control system. Integrated technology such as the tension controller and winder functions reduce engineering costs by up to 40 percent.  In addition, motion functions that are time critical and require precise calculation can be stored in the drive system thus making the installation process flexible and cost-effective.



The AS-i 3.0 Sercos gateway (BWU2588) with an integrated safety monitor from Bihl+Wiedemann monitors safety technology in the system - such as the emergency stop button - using As-i Safety at Work and provides the superior control system with relevant status data via Sercos, which is then able to react accordingly should an error occur.



netSWITCH for Sercos III from Hilscher allows any Ethernet telegrams from outside of the Sercos ring - in the so-called UC channel (Unified Communication Channel) - to be channeled parallel to Sercos real-time telegrams by using a time slot process. These telegrams are connected to or disconnected from the Sercos network in sync with one another, and when there is an increase in data volume they are temporarily saved in a buffer to ensure they are transmitted in real-time free of interference. In this way, netSWITCH makes it possible to couple standard Ethernet devices, such as a PC for servicing purposes, to the Sercos network and allows these devices to communicate bi-directionally with any number of Sercos participants via their IP channel.



The intelligent camera, pictor®, from Vision & Control GmbH uses a Sercos interface to transfer good or bad analyses of the printed circuit board. By comparing models, the printed trace is controlled and is inspected at the same time to ensure it is in the correct position. In addition, register control is possible using pictor®. Integrating the intelligent camera directly into the Sercos network is a considerable advantage. Clear, ordered communication via the bus as well as in the data structure and timings makes networking easier for the user. Central triggering via the control system allows individual participants to be more in sync and saves procuring additional hardware such as position transducers or encoders for track positions. Servicing and diagnoses can be carried out via the camera's integrated web interface.



As part of the 'Sercos in der Praxis [Sercos in practice' forum, this topic will be discussed every hour on the hour between 10 am and 12 noon and between 2 pm and 4 pm in German. The following program can be found at www.sercos.de/events-2013.



11/26/2013 - Presentation topics & times for the Plastic Electronics demo



10 am

11 am

12 noon

2 pm

3 pm

4 pm



The Sercos-centered automation system - presented by Bosch Rexroth



Safety & AS Interface - presented by Bihl+Wiedemann



Vision & Motion - presented by Vision & Control



Ethernet transparency - presented by Hilscher



11/27/2013 - Presentation topics & times for the Plastic Electronics demo



10 am

11 am

12 noon

2 pm

3 pm

4 pm



The Sercos-centered automation system - presented by Bosch Rexroth



Safety & AS Interface - presented by Bihl+Wiedemann



Vision & Motion - presented by Vision & Control



Ethernet transparency - presented by Hilscher



11/28/2013 - Presentation topics & times for the Plastic Electronics demo



10 am

11 am

12 noon

2 pm

3 pm

4 pm



The Sercos-centered automation system - presented by Bosch Rexroth



Safety & AS Interface - presented by Bihl+Wiedemann



Vision & Motion - presented by Vision & Control



Ethernet transparency - presented by Hilscher



About Sercos International



Sercos International is an association of users and manufacturers that is in charge of technical development, standardization, certification and marketing for the Sercos automation bus. Conformance tests ensure that using Sercos is standard compliant and also ensures that devices from different manufacturers can be combined. Based in Germany, the organization presently has more than 80 member companies located around the world and has national liaison offices in North America and Asia.



About Sercos



The SErial Realtime COmmunication System, or Sercos, is one of the world's leading digital interfaces for communication between controls, drives, and decentralized peripheral devices. Sercos has been used in machine engineering for more than 20 years and is implemented in over 4 million real-time nodes. With its open, manufacturer-independent Ethernet-based architecture, Sercos III is a universal bus for all automation solutions.



More information is available on the Internet at www.sercos.de.



Ilona Arnold

Marketing Manager



Sercos International e. V.



Kueblerstrasse 1

73079 Suessen, Germany

Phone:    +49-7162-946895, Fax: -66

Mobile:   +49-174-9344282

E-Mail:    i.arnold@sercos.de

Internet: www.sercos.de






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