SMLC-15 Controller

The SMLC-15 single axis controller combines ORMEC’s high-performance drive technology, ORMEC’s powerful motion technology and outstanding PLC capabilities of the SMLC together with the IEC 61131-3 programming flexibility into a single, compact, cost-effective package.

Key Features

  • High Performance x86 processor
  • Motion and PLC functions in one cost effective package
  • Single axis model
  • IEEE 1394b  ServoWire (FireWire) digital network
  • IEC 61131-3 all 5 standard languages
  • Modbus/TCP communications
  • QNX RTOS – real time operating system
  • UL/CE marked
  • RoHS compliant
  • Locking 1394 connectors
  • Application Specific Function Block software for common applications
  • Customisable for OEM applications


Standard PLCopen motion control function blocks reduce your software development costs and powerful ORMEC extensions make solving your toughest motion applications a snip. Application-specific function blocks such as Reciprocating Flying Shear, Rotary Knife and many others are available to provide solutions right out of the box.

The SMLC-15 uses the same development and commissioning tools as the SMLC product line. The CoDeSys Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and runtime engine are world class IEC 61131-3 tools used in hundreds of products worldwide. These are robust, full-featured tools with extensive diagnostic capabilities. The SMLC platform supports all five of the IEC 61131-3 program languages, including:

  • Relay Ladder Logic
  • Function Block Diagram
  • Structured Text
  • Instruction List
  • Sequential Function Chart

ServoWire Pro is an easy to use, integrated suite of configuration, diagnostic and maintenance utilities to assist in the commissioning of the drive. In addition to built-in I/O, there is a complete line of networked I/O expansion modules available based on Ethernet that can handle thousands of I/O points. HMI and factory networking support is provided via built-in Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP adapter as well as via the free OPC server.

Using an SMLC-15 with XD Drives

An SMLC-15 can be connected via Ethernet to up to 48 XD Series Indexers as a very cost effective solution to multi-axis systems that require limited synchronisation between the axes. In this configuration, communication to the drives is done using Modbus/TCP function blocks. An application specific library for the SMLC simplifies this process for the user.

HMI Touchscreen Options for SMLC

SMLC Machine IO Options

SMLC Product Catalogue

SMLC-15 Installation and Operation Manual

SMLC-15 Datasheet