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KINGSTAR Soft Motion provides all the benefits of a software solution to motion control in an automatically configured EtherCAT environment with “plug-and-play” compatibility. With the highest quality and performance of pre-integrated and pre-tested motion libraries, KINGSTAR delivers motion control at half the cost of traditional hardware platforms. Deliver Software-Only Motion Control and Positioning Systems Quickly and Affordably KINGSTAR Soft Motion is an open and standards-based, software-only solution that streamlines motor control and automation. Soft Motion runs directly on the PC, uses the NIC card for I/O, and uses the powerful EtherCAT protocol to free you from the shackles of proprietary and costly hardware. With Soft Motion, motion control engineers can design, develop and integrate PC-based machine controllers in a “plug-and-play” environment for consolidated, inexpensive and scalable motion and vision control.

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Why Developers Should Consider Industrial Automation Software

POSTED 03/27/2018  | By: Jerry Leitz, Director of Field Engineering, Motion Control

Industrial automation software is used in a wide variety of applications. Unlike using hardware motion control, for instance, which comes with several limitations and elevated operational costs, there is now a new tool for developers to consider. The KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform offers engineers a convenient, software-based solution for top performance and quality in development of automated systems.

Relying on hardware motion control usually comes with a series of setbacks that can significantly hinder your productivity as a developer. This is mainly caused by the numerous challenges faced with proprietary hardware, like compatibility constraints, costly machine vision and motion control cards, and complexity in cabling configurations. KINGSTAR Soft Motion solves these issues and more.

Benefits of Software-based Industrial Automation

As a software-based industrial automation platform, KINGSTAR offers a PC-based machine controller that can significantly cut down clutter while delivering greater precision and performance in a shorter duration of time and at reduced costs. One of the unique benefits of this platform is that it can support a wide range of applications in various industrial environments.

Users can easily improve production levels with the hardware independence and comprehensive customization features of this platform. It is also simple to install with minimal failure points. The Soft Motion Platform by KINGSTAR has an enhanced design as well that enables developers to easily leverage various programming techniques.

Applications of KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform

Unlike hardware motion control, the KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform offers comprehensive and easy-to-use software for automation in numerous industries including robotics, manufacturing, medical, semiconductors, packaging, and textiles among others. In fact, the software can be customized for the particular industry that you are involved in.

The software-based approach of the KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform enables it to benefit all levels of the organization in terms of management of processes. This industrial automation software can be used both in the boardroom as well as the floor of the shop. This ensures greater flexibility and enhanced productivity.

KINGSTAR’s industrial automation software is a unique invention that every engineer involved in the development of machine automated systems should consider for greater performance in less time with lower costs. It can effectively work in multiple industries with a guarantee of better quality and productivity.