Omron Automation now offers an array of Sysmac library functions on its expanded Sysmac Studio integrated development environment. One is a set of weighing-system Function Blocks to let engineers easily design weighing tasks using load cells. More after the jump.
The Function Blocks eliminate the complicated programming usually required to communicate with weighing indicators and weighing controllers. It also lets engineers avoid time-consuming programming for calibration, operation interfaces, and control in ladder logic.
• The first Function Block — Display Value Conversion or WC_WeightIndication — converts a measurement value to a display value to be shown on an HMI.
• The second Function Block — Quantitative Discharging Control or WC_FixedWeightCtrl — Performs quantitative discharging control for feed weighing and discharge weighing.
• The third Function Block — Fall Compensation WC_FallCompensation — performs fall compensation for quantitative discharging control.
The three functions run on the company’s NJ/NX controller and eliminate variations in filling quantities; convert signals to display values; let setups discharge a constant quantity of raw material; and with an Omron NX-IO load cell input unit, the entire weighing control process becomes seamless.
For more information, visit industrial.omron.us/en/products/sysmac-platform or download a PDF detailing the Function Blocks here.