High synchronization profiling for more than 16 axes

Used In:

  • 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.

Design Features

  • Enables high synchronization for a large amount (up to 100) drives in the network
  • G-MAS execution in this mode can use a wide variety of APIs
  • Reduces EtherCAT/CANopen bus loading
  • High interpolation rate, calculated within the drive profiler timing
  • Allows cubic spline drive interpolation
  • Executes ECAM tables and PVT tables at the drive level

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