By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
LS Electric’s XGB PLC features 2- or 6-axis pulse/direction motion inputs/outputs.
AutomationDirect has added LS Electric’s XGB PLCs that features IEC programming. The stackable PLCs come with integrated 2- or 6-axis pulse/direction motion inputs/outputs (up to 200kHz) and includes Ethernet, serial and USB ports. Any of the four PLC units in series can be used as a stand-alone controller with 32 built-in I/O or add up to 7 expansion modules for up to 244 additional I/O points. Expansion modules also add extra discrete, communication, analog or motion control capability. The company’s XG5000 programming software features four of the five languages included in the IEC 61131 standard. It also features more than 700 function blocks, including 70 motion control specific blocks. The included XG-PM software provides table-based position configurations of up to 400 moves per axis.