The universal Positioning PS 90 from Owis offers new functionalities from August. At the same time the new "Owisoft" version 2.8 appears. Decisive advantages are shown in joint operation: the connection setup and the COM port search are optimized. The improved communication between the software and the controller also becomes clear when querying the axis parameters.
In addition, new software tools are available that, for example, expand the integration of the software into development environments such as Labview or Matlab. The optimized power loss ensures less heating of the PS 90 during operation. In addition, newly integrated components ensure improved overcurrent protection. The risk of damage due to short circuit is thus almost impossible.
The "Owisid" is read out directly with the control and facilitates the commissioning and configuration of the individual positioning units. As a result, relevant values such as current level or spindle pitch are transferred from a database to the controller, but can still be entered manually as before. The synchronous start and stop function of multiple positioning units is more convenient with new commands. In addition, new functionalities are available in the path control. Up to three PLC or TTL outputs can be set or deleted at the same time.
The further development is also noticeable in the modern final stage design. The current limits for DC and BLDC motors are now adjustable via software commands. For stepper motors, the current is controlled by a freely adjustable PID controller and allows the fine adjustment of the power amplifier exactly according to the requirements. The table can thus be operated in a slow quiet run or very dynamic.