Drives and Controls Magazine
Automation suite helps to program multi-axis projects
Published:  22 December, 2014

The German drives specialist Stober has unveiled a software tool for programming multi-axis applications using its MC6 motion controller. The AS6 Automation Control Suite is based on the Codesys 3.5 system and incorporates motion control and PLC functions. It supports the IEC 61131-3 programming languages and includes a robot command set.

In addition, Stober has developed several multi-axis function blocks for the suite, including cam and CNC modules. The cams can be loaded during runtime, while the CNC module supports up to 11 degrees of freedom. The modules allow drive parameterisation and axis parameter management to take place within projects. For special applications, Stober can supply tailor-made modules.

The suite offers a quick-start tool that allows certain functions to be tested in less than three minutes. The suite can be updated in real time, avoiding compatibility problems and ensuring that it is always up to date.

Stober's automation suite can be used to create multi-axis applications