KINGSTAR announced the availability launch of KINGSTAR 3.8, which was designed to help improve motion control functionality.
According to the company, the machine automation software replaces proprietary hardware-based machine controllers with a software-only machine control platform that executes on a standard Industrial PC (IPC). The software-only approach delivers combined features of machine automation, system-wide controller integration tools, information sharing & intelligence (AI) consuming, and smart edge IoT enablement.
Additionally, KINGSTAR’s machine automation software supports Plug-n-Play EtherCAT, a feature that helps optimize machine controller for smart factory setting. As noted in a press release, the company allows third party IoT software to run on the same PC to transform the controller into a smart IoT controller.
Key features of the KINGSTAR 3.8 release includes:
● KINGSTAR Motion provides velocity and path blending support
● KINGSTAR Motion adds the ability to set the EtherCAT cycle time in KINGSTAR LogicLab PLC
● Expands list of qualified, out-of-the-box support for additional servo drives, stepper drives and EtherCAT I/O modules so customers can benefit from plug-n-play feature that only KINGSTAR offers.
For more information, visit https://kingstar.com/product-release-notice-kingstar-3-8/.
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