Electromechanical and Drives Division North America is pleased to announce the
release of the Automation Manager 1.4, an update that significantly
expands Parker Automation Controller (PAC) features and functionality.
the PAC is Parker’s all-in-one machine controls solution that combines PLC,
HMI, and motion control functionality into a single device, Parker Automation
Manager (PAM) is the single integrated development environment (IDE) used to
the new features that we are very excited about is that PAM now comes embedded
with Parker Servo Drive Servo Manager,” says Marissa Tucker, Parker’s Controls
& HMI product marketing manager.
are now able to program multiple Parker Servo Drives through a single point of
connection through the PAC. Since the connection is made over EtherCAT, there
is no addressing or additional cabling required, significantly saving on set-up
of note is the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA), a machine-to-machine
communication protocol that has seen wide adoption across the automation
industry. OPC UA is considered an interoperable protocol that allows machines
to exchange data easily and effortlessly between machine to SCADA, server, or
between each other. Its adoption has been so widespread that many Cloud
platforms have adopted it as a standard protocol, including Microsoft Azure.
OPC UA is the easiest way to upgrade a factory to IIoT.
also comes with an updated Simulation Mode,” adds Tucker. “When building a
machine, there is always some level of uncertainty about which devices to
select and how the machine should operate. Simulation Mode in Automation
Manager 1.4 completely eradicates this uncertainty, as users can develop their
complete machine, including simulating their PLC Logic, Motion Control, and HMI
Visualization, without having to commit to any upfront hardware or software
new features with this PAM 1.4 release include:
integrated Parker Drive Developer (PDD) package for the AC30 drives in PAM
clock can now be synced to an external clock
to the latest of Parker Libraries (PKR lib), including the ability to configure
P-series and temperature control