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Motion Controller GM1

Combines programmable logic and motion control in one device for high productivity – efficient and economic.
Motion Controller GM1

Motion Controller GM1 for complex motion control applications

With the space-saving Motion Controller from Panasonic Industry you can master your challenges with your multi-axes machines: The GM1 offers control of up to 32 axes (16 physical and 16 virtual axes), standardized communication via EtherCAT, easy network integration via EtherNet/IP, and sophisticated programming with CODESYS.

All these features make the Motion Controller the ideal choice for use in machines with challenging motion profiles such as rotary knives, path interpolation or synchronization and coupling of axes.

The GM1 is a combination of several units (a positioning unit, a network unit, an I/O unit, and a high-speed counter unit) which in conventional solutions have to be installed separately.

Overview of the most important functions and features

Configuration software with

  • User assistance for choosing the right function blocks
  • Smooth editing of cam curves
  • Simulation and debug function

 

Synchronous control

  • Complex multi-axis systems like systems with 2- and 3-axis interpolation

 

High-speed response

  • For fast data exchange and networking

 

Programming with CODESYS

  • Standard programming languages according to international standard IEC 61131

 

Motion control Ethernet RS232C Selectable network
  • Real axes: 32 (EtherCAT type)
  • Real axes: 16 (RTEX type)
  • Equipped with 2 ports
  • EtherNet/IP (1 port)
  • Modbus-TCP
  • General-purpose communication
  • FTP server / client
  • OPC UA server
  • Modbus-RTU
  • Program-controlled communication
  • EtherCAT
  • RTEX
General-purpose I/O High-speed counter input High-speed response PWM output
  • 16 inputs and 16 outputs
  • NPN/PNP transistor outputs
  • 64 I/O per expansion unit (up to 15 units possible)
  • 2 channels
  • 4-fold evaluation by 16MHz
    • Shortest command cycle: 0.5ms
    • 4 channels
    • Up to 100 kHz

    Applications

    The GM1 is specially designed for motion control solutions, where high precision like interpolation control and a sensitive response are needed. Therefore, the space-saving Motion Controller offers high-speed and high accuracy for applications like printing, packaging, press-fitting, or molding. Compared to conventional PLCs, the GM1 is ideally suited for motion applications like a rotary knife, flying shear, labeling, palletizer, crank, cam synchronization, or print mark evaluation (position control).

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    Robots & handling systems
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    Machine tools
    Printing machines
    Printing machines
    Automated machinery
    Automated machinery
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    Packaging machinery
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    Conveyors
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    Semiconductor production equipment

    Configuration software - GM Programmer

    GM Programmer is the associated software for setting the GM1 controller, editing, and downloading programs. It complies with the IEC 61131-3 standard.

    Users can choose between 6 different programming editors to configure their system. Settings can be tested before implementation with the offline simulation function.

    6 programming languages

    6 programming languages
    • LD (Ladder Diagram)
    • FBD (Function Block Diagram)
    • ST (Structured Text) 
    • SFC (Sequential Function Chart)
    • CFC (Continuous Function Chart)
    • IL (Instruction List)

    Easy programming with the help of the pre-installed standard library with function blocks for motion control. When you select a function block, the “Function Block Guidance” feature shows details about the function block parameters.

    Debugging is made easier by offline simulation and features such as motor tracing, timing adjustment and other functions. This helps to reduce the time and effort needed for designing the system.

    The intuitive graphical user interface allows you to configure the cam curves easily.

    Controller

    GM1 Controller
    Number of axes Network Number of I/O High-speed counter Rated voltage Output specifications Part No.
    16 axes RTEX

    16 inputs

    16 outputs

    2 ch 24V DC Transistor output (NPN) AGM1CSRX16T
    32 axes EtherCAT

    16 inputs

    16 outputs

    2 ch 24V DC Transistor output (PNP) AGM1CSEC16P

    Input / output unit

    Input / output unit
    Type Number of I/O Specifications Part No.
    DC input 64 inputs 24V DC, 32 inputs / 1 common AGM1X64D2
    Transistor output (PNP) 64 outputs Maximum load current: 0.3A (20.4 to 26.4V DC), 30mA (4.75V DC); 3.2A / common, 32 outputs / 1 common AGM1Y64P
    DC input / Transistor output (PNP)

    32 inputs

    32 outputs

    Input: 24V DC, 32 inputs / 1 common

    Output: Maximum load current: 0.3A (20.4 to 26.4V DC), 30mA (4.75V DC); 3.2A / common, 32 outputs / 1 common

    AGM1XY64D2P

    Analog input / output unit

    Analog input / output unit
    Product name Specifications Number of channels Part No.
    Analog input unit

    Conversion speed 50μs / ch

    Resolution 16bit (maximum)

    Accuracy max. ±0.2% F.S. (at +25°C)

    8 ch AGM1AD8
    Analog output unit

    Conversion speed 50μs / 4 ch

    Resolution 16 bit (maximum)

    Accuracy max. ±0.2% F.S. (at +25°C)

    4 ch AGM1DA4

     

    Pulse output unit

    Pulse output unit
    Output type Number of control axes Speed command Part No.
    Transistor 4 axes Max. 500kpps AGM1PG04T
    Line driver 4 axes Max. 4Mpps AGM1PG04L

     

    Accessories

    Product name Part No.
    Discrete-wire connector set AFP2801J
    Flat cable connector set AFP2802J
    Spring force plug set Available soon
    Power cable AFPG805J