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Rotation option in FactoryTalk ME

Rotation option in FactoryTalk ME

Rotation option in FactoryTalk ME

I have to show 2 axis robot movement on PV+ 1500 with FactoryTalk ME 9.

We have 2 motors for a ladle application at a casting plant. Each motor feedback is thru absolute encoders.

Feedback can be in FLOAT, but if its too much, we can try with INT with range of 0 to 360 degree.

Any suggestions?
Trying the Rotation option in Global Object at the moment.

RE: Rotation option in FactoryTalk ME

Are you trying to visualize motion in 2 different planes? If so, I do not believe you will be able to accomplish anything that looks like the actual movement, as the angular perspective will not be correct. The input can be any engineering unit, and you define the center of rotation, the position at each end, and corresponding register minimum and maximum values. The rotation is depicted in linear format. Floating point is okay. Sometimes, I do a course depiction of movement using a series of images with visualization animation to increment them. That may not be practical for you but it's another option.

Brad Waybright

It's all okay as long as it's okay.

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