Bus positioning


The bus positioning module is suitable for
positioning applications with a variable number of target positions.

“Bus Positioning” is available in two versions
– complete or reduced function:

  • “Bus Positioning” with three (3)
    process data and variable preset of target position and speed.
  • “Extended Positioning via Bus” with six (6) process
    data and variable preset of target position, speed, and ramp.
Bus positioning applications can be found
in the following sectors:

  • Materials handling
    • Trolleys
    • Hoists
    • Rail vehicles
  • Logistics
    • Storage
      and retrieval units
    • Transverse carriages
  • Palletizing / handling
    • Multi-axis
      handling robots
    • Gantries
No matter how large the variety of applications
for table positioning, the wide range of functions provided by the
application module provides the right solution for every task.

  • Any number of target positions
    can be defined and selected by means of a fieldbus/system bus.
  • The positioning speed can be selected as required using
    the bus.
  • Software limit switches can be defined and evaluated.
  • Either incremental encoders or absolute encoders can
    be evaluated as external encoders.
  • Simple connection to the master controller (PLC).
  • Guided startup and diagnostics.
Advantages at a glance:

  • User-friendly user interface.
  • Users only need to enter the parameters for bus positioning
    (reduction ratios, speeds, diameters).
  • Guided parameter setting process instead of complicated
  • Monitor mode for optimum diagnostics.
  • Users do not need any programming experience.
  • Rapid familiarization with the system.
The application module “Bus Positioning” or “Extended
Positioning via Bus” is a component of the MOVITOOLS® software for the application version
of MOVIDRIVE® B. A user-friendly
interface guides you through the process of setting the parameters.
All you have to do is enter the parameters you need for your application:
for example, reduction ratios, travel speeds, driving diameters,
and target positions. The application module uses this information
to create the control program and loads it into the inverter.

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