Advantech’s Multi-Axis Mechanical Arm Control Proposal
IntroductionThe enterprise is a leading vendor in high-speed PCB.The automated machinery market has begun to introduce Advantech’s high-speed motion modules and integrated visual inspection proposal to meet the growing need to upgrade to automated machinery in following market trend of Industry 4.0. Coupling this technology with secondary development platforms not only enhances the equipment’sown operation efficiency but also ensure seamless connection via successful program development, thus solving the typical difficulties involved in multiple system integration and forming a cohesive manufacturing system that is both smart and efficient.
The enterprise aimed to redesign a control system, with the objective of at least doubling the original speed without having to extensively modify existing equipment or the control system structure.
Additionally, they sought to easily interface different motor components and integrate visual inspection in order to accommodate future IoT connectivity development opportunities.
The complete system structure included the MVP-3245, human–machine interfaces, mechanical arms, and the corresponding controllers and camera modules. The MVP proposal enabled lateral connection of the three originally passive systems.
In addition to the value of integration, the derived data enabled the analysis of related program management and prediction of malfunctions, such that preventive diagnostics would be performed. Thus, the enterprise was accurately notified of not only which equipment required preventive maintenance or replacement but also when such actions were required, thus effectively achieving the goal of automated smart equipment.
- MVP-3245: 4-Axis Embedded MotionController with 32-ch Digital I/O
- QCAM-GM2500: Mega Pixel PoE Industrial Camera