The Movicon 11.4 platform has been enhanced with a new communication driver, developed by Progea in collaboration with Bosch Rexroth . This collaboration was established through a common interest to provide the vast community of Movicon users with the option to communicate directly with all logic control and motion control devices produced by Bosch-Rexroth, a global company in factory automation.
The development of a native driver for the Bosch-Rexroth devices allows connectivity between SCADA/HMI and field control devices with greater efficiency, reliability, performance and a drastic cut in development times.
When using the Bosch-Rexroth’s Motion Logic Programming Interface (MLPI) libraries, Movicon will simplify the work of design engineers by allowing them to directly import the “IndraWorks” project variables to Movicon allowing immediate connectivity with field devices. This direct import will greatly reduce development time and eliminate errors.
Thanks to the new communication driver, Movicon can instantly connect to all the Bosch-Rexroth devices such as IndraLogic XLC and IndraMotion MLC.
In addition to the Movicion 11.4 driver, connectivity tests between Platform.NExT and the Bosch Rexroth devices using the OPC UA technology were also run and completed with great success.
The Bosch Rexroth MLPI driver for Movicon 11.4 is available for all those users interested by downloading it from www.progea.us.