By Design Engineering staffMotion Control Machine Building
Rexroth IndraControl XM series integrate I/O for speed and flexibility.
Bosch Rexroth announced its latest line of programmable logic controllers, the IndraControl XM 21/22, with integrates the modular IndraControl S20 I/O series into the controller. The controllers are available with either an Intel 600 or 1,300 MHz ATOM processor (XM21/22), along with an onboard Sercos master featuring a cycle time as low as 250μs. Decentralized I/Os, drives and additional system machinery are connected by Ethernet-based Sercos as a universal automation bus for system-wide networking. The XM controller uses Rexroth’s standard IndraMotion MLC system firmware for motion logic applications. Compatible with a range of control topologies, Rexroth’s IndraControl S20 I/O units feature short module reaction times of 1μs per module. The XM 21/22 controllers utilize Rexroth’s Open Core Interface.