Sercos Robo-based Tic-Tac-Toe Demo at SPS Show

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Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Test your tic-tac-toe abilities at the Sercos booth at SPS 2018

Schneider Electric’s robo-based game of tic-tac-toe challenges you!

In addition to system solutions and new innovative products, Sercos International will present a robotic demo from Schneider Electric at the SPS show from November 27 - 29 in hall 5, booth 130.

The robotic solution consists of a stainless-steel Schneider Electric PacDrive P4-robot and a MAXR gantry robot. The 3-axis P4 delta robot sets the gaming pieces while the 3-axis gantry robot moves the board with its additional rotary axis. To perform this task, the P4 picker must synchronize with four mechanically coupled axes (3 x linear, 1 x rotary). After each automatic move by the robot, the visitor sets his gaming piece using the human-machine interface. This allows the visitor to play an active role in the game and in the robot’s actions. A Magelis handheld touch panel serves as the operational interface.

All robot axes are driven by Lexium motors, controlled by servo drives from the Lexium 62 multi-axis servo solution of PacDrive 3. The entire demo machine is controlled by a PacDrive LMC 600 controller, which communicates with the servo drives via the Sercos automation bus.

Visitors to the Sercos booth are invited to test their abilities against the robotic solution!

 About Sercos International

Sercos International is an association of users and manufacturers that is in charge of technical development, standardization, certification and marketing for the Sercos automation bus. Conformance tests guarantee that Sercos implementations are standard-compliant, ensuring that devices from different manufacturers can be combined. Based in Germany, the organization presently has more than 90 member companies located around the world and has national liaison offices in North America and Asia.

About Sercos

The SErial Realtime COmmunication System, Sercos, is one of the world’s leading digital interfaces for communication between controls, drives and decentralized peripheral devices.

The outstanding features of the Sercos III real-time Ethernet solution include high protocol efficiency, outstanding real-time characteristics, ring redundancy, direct cross-communication, and the ability to transmit any other Ethernet protocol, such as Ethernet TCP/IP or OPC UA, over the same network infrastructure and in parallel with Sercos real-time communication.

Sercos has been used in machine engineering for approximately 25 years and is implemented in over 5 million real-time nodes. With its open, manufacturer-independent Ethernet-based architecture, Sercos III is a universal bus for all automation solutions.