Motion control system MLC – maximum flexibility in any application

Performance and openness whatever the platform

Using state-of-the-art PLC technology with object-oriented language extensions for simplified modularization, the motion control system MLC provides the perfect foundation for intelligent automation of production machinery and plants: the motion, robot and logic control joins forces with technological functions to form a high-performance runtime system with application-based task settings. This allows for both fast I/O signal processing and highly dynamic motion control tasks – not to mention with up to 192 axes using a single control.

Furthermore, by means of Open Core Engineering, the motion control system MLC connects what have up to now been the separate worlds of PLC and IT automation. This combination makes possible previously unknown degrees of freedom, flexibility, and efficiency in automation. The Open Core Interface for software allows you to access the core of the control system for the first time. In this way, users can create bespoke control functions themselves using high-level languages and run them directly on the control in real time if they wish.

Extensive motion control functions

The motion control system MLC is the complete control system - from the simplest Cartesian handling tasks through complex robot applications to highly dynamic machines for the packaging and printing industries.

It is the only motion control system that offers the following advantages in a single control:

  • Synchronized Motion
  • Coordinated Motion
  • Discrete Motion
  • Robotic Kinematics
  • Motion Technology Apps
  • IoT Connectivity & WEB HMI
  • PLC based on IEC 61131-3
  • up to 192 axes

Scalability - from entry-level to high-end

You can optimally scale your solution package according to your requirements:

For example, price-optimized solutions based on the embedded control XM21 with a maximum of eight axes and kinematics for compact machines or high-end applications with up to 192 synchronous axes based on the new embedded control XM42.

Alternative: IPC-based high-end solutions for demanding visualization and engineering tasks in which the real-time control function is decoupled from the Windows operating system.