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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 48816191, Entry date: 01/23/2018

SIMOTION: Standard application Axis Control

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The application provides motion control functionalities for controlling axes (technology objects) easily. It can also be used as a basis for advanced technological software modules. The advantage is that there is no need for implementing and testing an own axis control based on the built-in PLCopen motion control blocks.

The axis control function blocks provide basic motion control functionalities for SIMOTION and ease and speed up the commissioning of axes.

For SIMATIC S7-1500 / S7-1500T version see entry ID 109749348

The function blocks can be called in every programming language in the user program, e.g. ST or LAD/FBD.A web-based control panel is available in the example project.

The following motion control functionalities are provided by the "Axis Control" blocks:

  • Enable / disable axis

  • Reset of an axis (acknowledgement of the errors at the technology object / restart of the technology object)
  • Jogging (incremental / continuous)
  • Move axis at velocity / speed setpoint (position-controlled / non position-controlled)
  • Stop / fast stop
  • Homing (active / passive / setting of a position value / absolute encoder adjustment)
  • Positioning (relative / absolute)
  • Superimposed positioning
  • Gearing (relative / absolute)
  • Camming (relative / absolute, offset and scaling, cyclic and non-cyclic cams, different synchronization modes)
  • Phasing (setting of an offset for an existing synchronous operation)

  • Unconditionally opening and closing of the holding brake

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


  Registrierung notwendig  SIMOTION Manual 10/2015 (1,8 MB) - Only available in english language.
  Registrierung notwendig  ReleaseNotes LMCBasic SIMOTION V1.3.6 (14,7 KB)
  Registrierung notwendig  LMCBasic SIMOTION V1.3.6 (4,1 MB)

Additional Keywords
motioncontrol_apc_applications, Achs-FB, AxisFB, Achs-Funktionsbaustein, Axis Function Block, LMCBasic, LAxisCtrl, AxisCtrl

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