KINGSTAR Releases KINGSTAR 3.8, Machine Automation Software

April 13, 2020 Perry Cohen

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.

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