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Publication Date: 06/1/2010
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Ormec Intros Proprietary Software for Indexers
Rochester, NY — Ormec Systems Corporation (Ormec) has launched MotionSet, a powerful, easy-to-use proprietary commissioning software, designed expressly for use with the company's new XD-Series Indexer Servo Drives. This industry exclusive software tool can reduce conventional indexer setup efforts from hours, to minutes, with supplied pre-defined "load and go" application templates.

Designed to run on a Windows®-based development PC, with XD-Series Indexer communications via USB or Ethernet connection, MotionSet uses a "drag and drop" interface to easily assign input and output functions to the drive's physical I/O points. The software allows programming of 32 individual motion profiles from a single screen via a user-friendly tree configuration, which can be mapped to I/O points, initiated via Modbus/TCP, and chained or looped together. The adaptable I/O, with 14 digital inputs and eight digital outputs, can be mapped to dozens of input and output functions.

In addition to Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP, CANopen and Profibus-DP options will be available soon. The software's input functions can be used to trigger motions, change operating mode, clear fault conditions and synchronize motions, while output functions include ability to indicate drive status, motion status, motor position and timed pulses. Each motion entry has a data-entry screen for easy configuration.

MotionSet includes a powerful, four-channel digital oscilloscope, enabling real-time viewing of all significant system values, event logging, extensive diagnostic capabilities, and graphic decoding of each input or output state for each capture sample. The 'scope's time base can be set as low as 0.1msec, to facilitate viewing of the fastest events. There are over 40 triggers from which to choose, including motion conditions, fault conditions, encoder reference signals, digital inputs and outputs. For each of the four traces, the user can select from velocity, current, position, position error, bus voltage, digital inputs and outputs, encoder reference signals, and auxiliary encoder velocity and position. A built-in frequency analysis tool allows the user to isolate any system resonances, which can be eliminated using the built-in notch filter.

Contact: Ormec Systems Corp., 19 Linden Park, Rochester, NY 14625 800-656-7632 or 585-385-3520 fax: 585-385-5999 E-mail: Web:

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