A Click&Move® system can be put together in thousands of ways, but most architectures follow one of three main structures. The preferred method depends on the application.
In the PC-based solution below, the C&M development software is used to create motion code, PLC logic, and user interface screens (HMI). The code is compiled for the targeted PC platform and then downloaded. Servo drives and I/O are connected to the PC platform via the network.
Motion Automation Control Card
The Motion Automation Control Card (MACC) is a general purpose motion/automation controller with embedded Click&Move® capability. In this scenario, the code is compiled for the MACC platform and then downloaded. The servo drives and I/O are connected to the MACC platform via the network. Optionally, a separate HMI screen can be incorporated via the HDMI connector onboard.
ADVANCED Motion Controls offers digital drives that are designed to store and run an embedded C&M program. The C&M development software is used to create motion code and PLC logic. The code is compiled for the targeted drive platform and then downloaded. I/O is local to the drive(s). This is a simple, powerful solution for small applications.