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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 105644659, Entry date: 05/27/2020
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SIMATIC/SIMOTION Library LCamHdl – Creation of cam disks at runtime

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The application supports the user in creating cam disks at runtime.

Motion sequences in modern production machines are realized with electronic cam disks instead of former mechanical cam disks. Advantages are optimization possibilities regarding jerk-free movements, maximum acceleration, reduced vibrations, reduced wear and reduced downtime when changing formats. The creation as well as the modification of the cam disk should also be possible during normal operation of the machine to adapt to the current product. This shall be as simple and performant as possible. 


The LCamHdl library for SIMATIC and SIMOTION provides function blocks that support the user in creating high-quality and jerk-free cam disks compliant to VDI guideline 2143. The necessary calculations of the segments of different profile types especially of polynomial coefficients and standardizations are done by the function blocks.

In addition a more handsome "basic" function block exists for SIMATIC. The cam disk can be defined as a set of points and related dynamic values. The function block calculates the appropriate segments with 5th degree polynomials. Thus it is easy to handle the most commonly used cam profiles at production machines.

The function blocks can be called in every programming language in the user program, e.g. ST/SCL or LAD/FBD. For SIMATIC users an HMI is provided in the example project. With this HMI the “at runtime” created cam disks can be read and visualized.

For implementing the SIMOTION version in SIMOTION SCOUT (STEP 7 V5.x) see also entry ID 51339107 "ProjectGenerator SIMOTION easyProject".

Downloads

  STEP 7 Professional V16 (TIA Portal)
  For the usage in newer STEP 7 versions see corresponding system manuals (Compatibility of projects/PLC programs)

    SIMATIC S7-1500T
        SIMATIC Manual Cam creation based on XY points 03/2020 (1,2 MB)
        SIMATIC Manual Basic cam creation 03/2020 (1,2 MB)
        SIMATIC Manual Advanced cam creation 03/2020 (1,8 MB)
        SIMATIC Manual Advanced cam creation - Additional profiles 03/2020 (1,6 MB)
        SIMATIC Manual Additional functions 03/2020 (1,1 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LCamHdl SIMATIC V1.2.0 (4,2 MB) (Motion Control V5.0)


  STEP 7 Professional V15 (TIA Portal)
  For the usage in newer STEP 7 versions see corresponding system manuals (Compatibility of projects/PLC programs)

    SIMATIC S7-1500T
      Manuals see section "STEP 7 Professional V16 (TIA Portal)"
       Registrierung notwendig  LCamHdl SIMATIC V1.2.0 (4,1 MB) (Motion Control V4.0)

       Registrierung notwendig  LCamHdl Example SIMATIC V1.1.0 (5,9 MB) (Motion Control V4.0)
       Registrierung notwendig  LCamHdl Example CreateAndShowInHMI SIMATIC V1.1.0 (5,3 MB) (Motion Control V4.0)

  STEP 7 Professional V14 (TIA Portal)
  For the usage in newer STEP 7 versions see corresponding system manuals (Compatibility of projects/PLC programs)

    SIMATIC S7-1500T
       Registrierung notwendig  SIMATIC Manual Basic cam creation 11/2017 (1,1 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  SIMATIC Manual Advanced cam creation 11/2017 (1,6 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  SIMATIC Manual Advanced cam creation - Additional profiles 11/2017 (1,5 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LCamHdl SIMATIC V1.1.0 (2,0 MB) (Motion Control V3.0)
       Registrierung notwendig  LCamHdl Example SIMATIC V1.1.0 (5,7 MB) (Motion Control V3.0)
       Registrierung notwendig  LCamHdl Example CreateAndShowInHMI SIMATIC V1.1.0 (5,2 MB) (Motion Control V3.0)

  SIMOTION

    SIMOTION SCOUT / SIMOTION SCOUT TIA
        SIMOTION Manual 10/2019 (1,7 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LCamHdl SIMOTION V1.4.3 (3,2 MB)

Additional Keywords
motioncontrol_apc_applications, Cam Disc, Bewegungsgesetz, Laws of motion, Kurvengetriebe, Camming, Interpolation

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