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Enhanced Lenze 3200 C Controller Meets Rising Demand for Modular Machines and Robot Cells

Lenze Americas 12/13/2016

UXBRIDGE, MA – December 13, 2016 – A global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, Lenze has enhanced the 3200 C Controller to exploit the advantages of modularized motion control. The Lenze 3200 C Controller provides a powerful modular platform for decentralized control cabinets. 

“Due to a rising demand for more flexible production, there is an emerging trend in modern mechanical engineering. Machines are increasingly becoming modular,” said Daniel Repp, business development manager, automation solutions, Lenze Americas. “Complex machines require powerful and uniform automation systems to enable the coordinated movement of multiple axes. By encapsulating control functions in the cabinet, the 3200 C Controller empowers customers to capitalize more fully on the advantages of modularization.” 

The 3200 C Controller delivers superior precision motion control in dynamic, multi-axis applications, including gantry and other robot cells, conveyors, feeders, and other machines in a process line. Featuring an integrated Ethernet switch and EtherCAT on-board, the 3200 C provides seamless communication for applications ranging from two to 64 axes. Combining logic (PLC), motion control and visualization in a single compact device simplifies engineering and extends cost savings. 

The 3200 C Controller platform features an Intel® Atom™ processor, an especially robust design, and large power reserves. Designed for easy mounting onto a DIN rail in the control cabinet, the high-performance computing power translates into improved axes control. The virtually maintenance-free controllers are so efficient when it comes to controlling complex motion functions that there is very little power loss. The slim-line housing design and high-efficiency computing power eliminate the need for control cabinet air conditioning or fans. 

The future-proof 3200 C Controller meets or exceeds industrial standards IEC 61131-3, PLCopen, PLC Designer (CoDeSys3), and EtherCAT. Automated standard setup via a USB flash drive, simple device replacement via a pluggable memory card, and diagnostics via an integrated Web server minimize time for 3200 C Controller commissioning and maintenance.
Adds Repp: “Complex machines require powerful modular control systems. Lenze 3200 C Controller-based automation manages the growing complexity of motion control tasks efficiently and cost-effectively.” 

In addition to the 3200 C Controller, the Lenze controller-based automation portfolio includes servo and frequency inverters with compatible standard three-phase AC motors and synchronous and asynchronous servo motors, gearboxes and I/O systems—for complete end-to-end motion control solutions.