Designed for OEMs to maximize efficiency while exceeding performance expectations, the Parker Automation Control System comprises the Parker Automation Controller (PAC), the Parker Automation Manager Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and the PAC I/O System. Together these elements provide OEMs with a powerful, standards-based programmable automation controller designed to tackle the most demanding applications. The PAC System consolidates machine logic, signal handling, advanced motion, and visualization into one performance driven solution, thus eliminating unnecessary hardware and communication links, and maximizing developer efficiency. The PAC I/O System comprises a variety of modules for digital, analog, temperature signals, high-speed counters, stepper and DC motor control as well as communication interfaces. The Parker Automation Manager (PAM) provides tools for faster code generation, modular code reuse and decreased commissioning times and thus supports faster times to market, decreases development cost, and increases ROI. Engineers can work smarter, more efficiently and more effectively by choosing from the five IEC standard programming languages to optimize for an application, by using industry standard PLCopen Motion for motion control programming, deploying to the powerful simulation runtime for faster development and using online variable watch and trending for logic analysis. Parker Automation Manager puts the engineer first and provides all the tools to make control programming smart and efficient.
The Parker Automation Controller (PAC) comes standard with the industry leading high-speed EtherCAT communication bus for motion, I/O, and 3rd party device connectivity. Coupled with the standard modular communication interface, dual LAN capability, and ability to integrate directly into Ethernet/IP networks (Modbus TCP is also available), the PAC provides unprecedented connectivity for complimentary devices and network isolation for IT professionals. The following communication protocols are available :
• Profibus (via PACIO slave module)
• Modbus TCP (Master & Slave as a standard on every unit)
Parker Automation Controller I/O Modules:
The PAC I/O System comprises a variety of modules for digital, analog and temperature signals as well as communication interfaces. The modules connect directly to the controller via the built-in EtherCAT bus for local architectures and are extended to remote locations via the extender and bus coupler modules, thus supporting both local and distributed I/O architectures. PAC I/O modules feature a removable cage-clamp terminal design which provides for easy wiring and assembly and allows for the removal and insertion of modules without interfering with wiring; LED status indicators for the EtherCAT bus, I/O, power and each signal channel; front-face shield-grounding to the din-rail; removable label inserts; easy access front mounted module disconnects; and laser etched identification and schematic information. PAC I/O communicates natively on the EtherCAT bus and is unencumbered by protocol converters; therefore it provides the full functionality and throughput of high-speed EtherCAT to meet the most demanding I/O requirements.