centralized concept Technology function in the control unit, e.g. for web processing machines
With the b maXX PLC mc control platform, Baumüller combines the properties of industrial PCs and PLC controls and thus covers the area between these existing solutions optimally.
The b maXX PLC mc controls motion-control applications and can be rapidly and easily deployed for high-performance automation tasks thanks to the comprehensive Baumüller technology libraries. This makes it the ideal solution for networking machines and machine modules right down to individual automation components. The compact control unit with large power reserves has an IEC 61131-3 environment for the implementation of complex control tasks.
- EtherCAT Master
- Intel Atom Multicore CPU
- 1000 MBit Ethernet
- Motion Control
- Coordinated Motion
Combines industry PC and classical PLC control unit on shared hardware
In addition to the actual control tasks, the combination of PLC and PC allows the possibilities of the Windows operating system to be used. By using the Intel Atom series of multi-core processors and partitioning into a real-time operating system and a Windows operating system, both of which operate independently of each other, applications can be realized that previously required at least two systems. Machine visualization is a typical example of this. This saves space in the control cabinet and reduces complexity and costs in the after-sales area – for example, with spare parts inventories.
b maXX PLC mc also offers great user-friendliness with its tool-free, externally replaceable battery for the real-time clock, for example. Likewise, a very fast non-volatile RAM memory – NOVRAM – also enables safe data storage, even in case of power failure.
Ultra-compact and powerful
The system has a convincingly handy size of 110 x 90 x 35 mm and is therefore significantly more compact than the previous control solution. The b maXX PLC mc is based on an Intel CPU system, can be used universally for almost any automation task, and can be mounted flexibly. It takes up minimal space in the control cabinet and is suitable for top-hat rail mounting. The b maXX PLC mc is also characterized by very good performance with highly synchronous real-time tasks. This allows complex applications with the highest performance requirements to be achieved.
Extensive IoT functionalities
The Baumüller b maXX PLC mc is the ideal solution for networking and controlling machines and machine modules through to individual automation components. With the b maXX PLC mc, data can be collected directly at the machine, preprocessed, and output to other terminal devices or the cloud. It makes extensive and complex data analyses possible in order to enable Industry 4.0 applications, such as predictive maintenance. At the same time, new business models such as “pay per x” can be implemented.
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b maXX PLC mc also features Node Red software. This allows users to set individual parameters to analyze data or even create their own dashboards. The available MQTT module allows data to be sent to different clouds, regardless of the respective cloud provider. It also includes an OPC-UA module, which ensures interoperability at machine level.
Data from different manufacturers’ devices can be processed. Data from Baumüller products, e.g. a b maXX converter, can be output parallel to the field bus through the internal protocol and thus through the service interface. Due to the enhanced functions, the connectivity of Baumüller devices with other automation components can be established via OPC UA.
The flexible platform for controlling and networking complex applications
- For the networking and control of machines and machine modules
- Enables complex data analyses
- Node Red software implemented
- MQTT module included
- The OPC UA module ensures interoperability at the machine level
- Cabinet PLC
- Can be used universally for virtually any automation task
- HDMI interface type C
- IP20 stainless steel housing with mounting clips
- WIN 10 IoT 2019 LTSC Enterprise
- Maximum connectivity: Ready for future requirements and IoT
- Large internal memory enables the storage and preprocessing of data
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