High synchronization profiling for more than 16 axes
- ECAM and PVT modes of operations
- Slower baud rate networks
The Gold Maestro (G-MAS) supports two modes of operation: Numeric Control (NC) and Distributed. The main difference between these modes is the way the motion profile is calculated, and as a result, the synchronization level that can be achieved.
For highly synchronized motions generated by a Master controller, the NC mode should be used. (For more information, refer to PLCopen definitions as group vector motions.)
In networks where each servo drive generates its own motion trajectory profile to reduce network load, the Distributed mode should be used. Distributed mode enables execution of highly synchronized motions for a large number of axes (16 to 80 Axes), as in ECAM, PVT and PT based motions.
In this mode, G-MAS uses the servo drives’ own DS-402 operation modes so that the drive controls its own profiling, while the G-MAS only synchronizes start/stop and general activation functions, but is not responsible for low-level real-time profile generation.