Categories: Industrial Automation

  • March 06, 2012
    Servo Sizing  Shifting from manual calculation to software simulation for servo selection may seem like overkill for those that have experience. However, selecting the correct servo is often approximated according to the current motor that's on the system, or with the aid of the manufacturers. Panasonic motor selection tool software makes it easy to select the correct servo with confidence. Download Panasonic's servo sizing tool here. 
  • February 15, 2012
    Connecting a Panasonic FPX PLC to a PC This application shows how to connect a Panasonic FPX PLC with a personal computer, using Ethernet and TCP/IP internet protocol. The PLC will be sending a string (set of characters) to the PC. Here, we find the PLC communication configuration and program, and basic set up of Windows HyperTerminal.
  • February 03, 2012
    A5 Servo Notch FilterThis video demonstrates the A5 Servo's Notch filter function. This is useful for vibration suppression by eliminating harmonic frequencies. Check out Panasonic's YouTube Channel for more product videos.
  • January 05, 2012
    PID Tuning Tuning a control loop, or PID, is the adjustment of its control parameters (gain/proportional band, integral gain/reset, and derivative gain/rate) to the optimum values for the desired control response. Stability, or bounded oscillation, is a basic requirement, however different systems have different behavior, different applications have different requirements, and requirements may conflict with one another.
  • November 09, 2011
    FP-X Series, Application and Communication Cassettes This video demonstrates how quickly you can add functionality to Panasonic's FP-X PLC by utilizing expansion cassettes. Check out Panasonic's YouTube Channel for more information and product demonstrations. 
  • November 03, 2011
    Speed Control Loop A good example of a speed control loop is the action taken when adjusting the speed of the belt (or conveyor) to maintain the speed at a desired RPM (or Travel Time). This typically involves an encoder mounted on the belt/conveyor, connected to a PLC high-speed counter (HSC), used as a feedback to measure its speed.
  • November 01, 2011
  • October 18, 2011
    Temperature Controller A temperature controller is a device that one can employ to provide a consistent temperature in their process. Panasonic temperature controllers have a PID function to calculate an appropriate counter response to fluctuations in the process.