Normally LinMot Servo Drives will be used as positioning controllers together with a superior PLC or PC. In addition there is the option to integrate technology functions or customized application software into the Servo Drives.
With the Application Software it is possible to program customized applications directly into the Servo Drive. An Application Software makes sense if the process is to fast to send the data from the Servo Drive to the PLC or the performance of the PLC is not sufficient.
Technology Functions are general function units, which offer a complete solution for a specific kind of applications. Technology Functions may control whole processes. For example a PLC must only sent a couple of parameters like 'number of windings' to the Servo Drive and the Technology Function 'textile winding' will fulfil the whole winding process of a bobbin.
Basic Functions are e.g. the communication to the PLC or PC, the set point generation, the calculation of point-to-point movements, the synchronization of different motors, the synchronization to a electronic master cam and so forth.
Control, Surveillance and Montoring
The core functionalities of the Servo Drive like position loop, current loop, surveillance of the power electronics, monitoring of the temperature, power and position of the connected Linear Motors are done inside of the control, surveillance and monitoring part.