SMLC Multi-axis Controller

ORMEC’s SMLC multi-axis controller is at the centre of a complete machine control solution that can meet all of your motion, I/O and networking needs. This platform puts ORMEC’s motion engine together with a high-performance PLC capability and world-class open standard software, which allows you to focus on solving your application instead of integrating control components.

Key Features

  • High-Performance Pentium processors
  • Motion and PLC functions in one cost-effective package
  • Three Models 3, 8 and 16 axis models
  • IEEE 1394b ServoWire (FireWire) digital network
  • IEC 61131-3 all 5 standard languages
  • Modbus/TCP communications
  • QNX RTOS – real-time operating system
  • UL/CE approvals
  • RoHS compliant
  • Locking 1394 connectors on Revision 2 hardware

SMLC Controllers

The ServoWire Motion & Logic Controller (SMLC) features high-performance computing capability combined with a true real-time operating system (RTOS). Using the industry standard family of Intel 32-bit processors running the QNX RTOS provides plenty of cost-effective, robust computing power for even the most demanding multi-axis motion and I/O control applications. SMLC controllers are used in a wide range of industrial and aerospace markets. This includes packaging, converting, labelling, web & material handling, medical, pharmaceutical, as well as general assembly and winding applications.

Machine I/O

The SMLC provides a multi-tiered, flexible approach to meeting machine I/O requirements. It can interface with high-speed drive-based I/O for microsecond position capture and single servo update response to sensor signals. It also provides sub-millisecond programmable limit switch outputs that are tightly coupled to the motion control.

General purpose I/O options are fully supported using WAGO 750 Series Ethernet I/O as well as optional Profibus DP Master support. In either case, a wide variety of analogue and digital I/O modules can be cost-effectively connected to and controlled by the SMLC.

SMLC Catalog

SMLC-30-80-160 Datasheet

SMLC-30-80-160 Hardware Manual