New communication protocols for motor controller

Responding to the demand for broadening the communication capacities of one of the its most popular controllers, SMC´s Direct Input Step Motor Controller is now available in three additional communication protocols, namely DeviceNet, EtherCAT and PROFINET. These now join EtherNet/IP fieldbus protocol which is already available.

The recently launched JXC series from SMC with its three additional communication protocols is designed to directly control the LE range of electric actuators, providing real-time, high speed communication as well as added security, thanks to a dual port in/out.

The controller is ideal for general machine builders who rely on accurate speed, position or force, but at the same time look to improved flexibility and stronger security. The DLR option gives added security and peace of mind as communication continues even when there is a disconnected element. In addition, real time feedback is achieved through numerical data input, in addition to half/full duplex high speed communication.

The JXC is another example of a recent innovation from SMC, with several new product launches taking place from the end of 2016 to date.

Now using four of the most common networks within process and automation applications, the Series opens the door to simpler and closer control for customers.

Due to its clever design, the series delivers a wealth of savings in terms of space, cabling and maintenance for customers.

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