Rexroth (www.boschrexroth.com) has introduced its latest range of PLC controllers that uses IndraLogic XLC (eXtended Logic Control). Offering capabilities beyond the standard functions of traditional PLC’s, Rexroth’s IndraLogic XLC PLC allows users to leverage numerous new functions that quickly deliver modular software projects.
The new PLC controllers provide standardized functions for planning, programming, configuration and diagnostic in one single engineering environment. It also features flexible motion control functions. Using SERCOS III and other communication interfaces, IndraLogic XLC can be connected into various communication networks.
Rexroth’s new range of PLC enables controller-based, scalable and embedded PC solutions in relation with the company’s newest IndraControl device platform.
Using state-of-the-art PLC kernel, IndraLogic 2G, the company has enhanced the PLC programming of the latest IndraLogic XLC PLC and integrated it into the multitasking runtime system and the company’s IndraWorks software tool. This enables users to take advantage of the various functions of the IndraLogic XLC PLC for developing modular software projects in an end-to-end overall system quickly.
The new range of PLC features functions such as comprehensive function libraries, object orientation as an extension to IEC 61131-3, convenient editor tools and fast compilers for efficient production of machine codes. Simplifying the process of designing new machines with improved software quality, the modular GATcompact (Generic Application Template) project template also reduces effort considerably.
Ethernet SERCOS III provides end-to-end communication between the decentralized system peripherals, such as drives or I/O, and the controller. The controller’s fast PLC cycles of up to 250 µs offer excellent response times in handling time-critical process signals. To enhance the company’s previous IndraLogic system, the new controllers have integrated into its run system versatile motion control functions.