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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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KINGSTAR - Conveyor Using Vision to Locate and Move Objects

POSTED 10/13/2015

This week our team in Taiwan attended a robot show, hosted by Hiwin. There were 1000’s of attendees and the show went far better than hoped. Check out our demo of a conveyor transports a part, a camera picks up its location, the electro-magnet moves the location to pick it up, the motion moves the part to the drop off location at the top of a slide that then deposits the part back to the conveyor. Pretty cool stuff!