SAVAGE, Minnesota, May 6, 2021 – The mechatronic eXtended Transport System (XTS) from Beckhoff now includes an application-specific HMI Control for visualization of dynamic product transport. The proven XTS technology already supported collision-free motion with movers working independently or in groups and delivering dynamic, high-precision positioning on customer-specific track geometries. The new HMI software extension generates matching visualizations from an existing XTS track configuration with just one mouse click.
The generated XTS HMI Control is automatically linked with all necessary parameters from the user’s application and can directly display the current positions of all movers within the system. The solution consists of three levels and readily combines with other HMI Controls or even with animated images as required. This means that users can create highly realistic representations of complete systems with minimal effort.
The XTS HMI Control also simplifies system diagnostics and, in particular, the location of certain movers in complex transport systems through color highlighting. It is also highly effective for use in simulations prior to building and commissioning systems.
Beckhoff Automation is a provider of advanced and open automation solutions based upon proven technologies for customers to implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff’s “New Automation Technology” product range includes PC-based control, Industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interfaces, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Beckhoff sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved for exceptional customer service and consultation.