Multi-axis Motion Controller Executes G-code Applications

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Multi-Axis Motion Controller Executes G-code Applications

A multi-axis motion controller has been adapted to execute G-code commands. Today, a lot of industrial applications are defined with these types of motions. G-code is a language, used in numerical control programming, that executes various movements such as: piece cutting, profile shaping or drawing, etc. In order to achieve these particular kinds of movement, the numerical control uses basic blocks that carry one or more words, each word consisting of a letter—detailing the function to be performed—followed by a number that assigns value to the function (e.g., N0001 G90  G00 Y125 X2 A23 B-1). 

The TMC-3D from Technosoft translates G-code information into TML commands through the G-code-to-TML converter integrated in the EasyMotion Studio software. The G-code files are imported into EasyMotion Studio and translated to TML commands. After the conversion process, TMC-3D will send the motion sequences to the drives / motors that execute the movements. The TML converter allows you to set the basic movement parameters specific to the G-code: linear axes, cycle start button, choose the measure units, set the Traverse and Feed rates. Technosoft’s G-code-to-TML converter supports various G-code words, letters and parameters together with unary and binary operands.

TMC-3D is able to control two other Technosoft intelligent drives and also includes a 640W servo drive that may be used to command one of the application axes. The motion programming can be done using PC or PLC motion libraries, or directly at controller level in the TML language. EasyMotion Studio automatically generates all the TML instructions, eliminating the need to learn or write any TML code. Powerful TML instructions such as motion commands, program flow control, I/O handling, arithmetic and logic operations are executed / controlled by TMC-3D. Its role is primarily a managerial one, with responsibilities that include network or slave management. It can perform predefined actions such as stopping the motion on all slaves in case of a node failure, or commanding different homing procedures and other motion profiles on each slave. 

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