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Implementation and Validation of EtherCAT Support in Integrated Development Environment for Synchronized Motion Control Application

동기 모션 제어 응용을 위한 통합개발환경의 EtherCAT 지원 기능 구현 및 검증

  • Lee, Jongbo (Dept. of Mechanical and Information Engineering, University of Seoul) ;
  • Kim, Chaerin (Dept. of Mechanical and Information Engineering, University of Seoul) ;
  • Kim, Ikhwan (Dept. of Mechanical and Information Engineering, University of Seoul) ;
  • Kim, Youngdong (Dept. of Mechanical and Information Engineering, University of Seoul) ;
  • Kim, Taehyoun (Dept. of Mechanical and Information Engineering, University of Seoul)
  • 이종보 (서울시립대학교 기계정보공학과) ;
  • 김채린 (서울시립대학교 기계정보공학과) ;
  • 김익환 (서울시립대학교 기계정보공학과) ;
  • 김영동 (서울시립대학교 기계정보공학과) ;
  • 김태현 (서울시립대학교 기계정보공학과)
  • Received : 2013.09.03
  • Accepted : 2013.11.12
  • Published : 2014.02.01

Abstract

Recently, software-based programmable logic controller (PLC) systems, which are implemented in standard PLC languages on general hardware, are gaining popularity because they overcome the limitations of classical hardware PLC systems. Another noticeable trend is that the use of integrated development environment (IDE) is becoming important. IDEs can help developers to easily manage the growing complexity of modern control systems. Furthermore, industrial Ethernet, e.g. EtherCAT, is becoming widely accepted as a replacement for conventional fieldbuses in the distributed control domain because it offers favorable features such as short transmission delay, high bandwidth, and low cost. In this paper, we implemented the extension of open source IDE, called Beremiz, for developing EtherCAT-based real-time, synchronized motion control applications. We validated the EtherCAT system management features and the real-time responsiveness of the control function by using commercial EtherCAT drives and evaluation boards.

Keywords

Synchronized Motion Control;EtherCAT;Industrial Automation;Integrated Development Environment

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 서울시립대학교

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