Motion Perfect v4 is the all-new interface for the Motion Coordinator 4 range and newer. Designed from the ground up to make setup, diagnostics, commissioning and using our range of Motion Coordinators even more straight-forward. It provides the user with an easy to understand Windows based interface for rapid application development, controller configuration and monitoring of controller processes.
The new 3D Visualization tool enables simulation of Machine Motion, using an externally generated 3D model of a machine which can be synchronised with the motion program.
The oscilloscope has a new 3D display mode. Configure the sample rate, trace thickness and colour. Pan, zoom and rotate in 3D in real-time.
|Minimum Specification||Recommended Specification|
|OS||Windows XP (SP3)||Windows 7 and greater|
|CPU||Pentium class processor, operating at 1GHz||Intel Core 2 at 2GHz or better|
|RAM||1Gb (Windows XP)||4Gb (Windows 7)|
|Hard Disk Space||100Mb||200Mb|
|Display||1024 x 768, 24bit colour||1280 x 1024 and higher, 32bit colour|
|Compatibility||Motion Perfect v4 is compatible with all MC4 range Motion Coordinators and above.|
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Motion Perfect v4 has several tools which are used to monitor the controller and interact with it. Some tools are built into Motion Perfect, others are implemented as Extension Software.
One of the keys to using Motion Perfect v4 is its concept of a “Project”. The project aids the application design and development process, by providing a disk based copy of the multiple controller programs, parameters and data required for a single motion application.
Once the user has defined a project, Motion Perfect v4 works behind the scenes automatically
maintaining consistency between the programs on the controller and the files on the PC.
When creating or editing programs on the controller they are automatically duplicated on the PC which means you do not have to worry about loading or saving programs and you can be confident that next time you connect to a controller you will have the correct information on your PC. Motion Perfect v4 keeps multiple backup copies of the project in a sub folder, thus allowing the programmer to revert to any previous version.
The multi-tasking capability of Motion Coordinators means there will often be a number of different program files associated with an application. In order to keep track of these multiple files and their associated data a major component of the Motion Perfect v4 environment is the project manager.
The oscilloscope has a new 3D display mode. Configure the sample rate, trace thickness and colour. Pan, zoom and rotate in 3D in real-time
Define and generate cam tables using this interactive graphical cam designer. Commonly used cam shapes are pre-built into the CAM library software.
The required dimensions and offsets can be entered and the resulting cam shape is immediately shown as graphs of position, speed and acceleration. Data can be output as a cam table formula or as FLEXLINK parameters.
Alternatively, cam shapes can be built up using the interactive "Piecewise Curve" feature. Enter your XY points and see the resulting cam shapes. Points can be adjusted by dragging points on the graph, giving a truely interactive experience and saving time compared to using trial and error techniques.
The resulting cam tables are ready to be copied and pasted into your programs and used with CAM and CAMBOX functions.
The 3D Visualization tool, available in Motion Perfect v4, enables simulation of Machine Motion, using an externally generated 3D model which can be synchronized with the motion program. This tool can simulate realistic movement sequences on a PC in real time. In this way, movement sequences can be tested and optimized safely.
The exported 3D model can be placed into the 3D environment within Motion Perfect v4 and panned, zoomed and rotated with ease while the robot program is running. Each joint and link can be interrogated to find its position in 3D space.
The MC400 Simulator is a Microsoft Windows™ based application for the PC, designed to be used in conjunction with Trio Motion Technology´s Motion Perfect v4 development software. It provides a software simulation of Trio Motion Technology´s MC4 range of multi-tasking Motion Coordinators without the need to buy hardware.
Motion Perfect v4 comes with complete help files for Trio BASIC and the IEC programming libraries. Using the search function, or jumping to a help topic via the context sensitive help in the editor, the programmer has access to all the information from Trio´s technical programming manuals. The help files are also rich in programming examples for many motion applications.
Protect your software inside the controller, allowing you to maintain any in house intellectual property and stay ahead of your competition.
The Project Encryptor is a utility that enables a programmer’s intellectual property to be licenced to individual Motion Coordinators. A project is developed normally using Motion Perfect and then encrypted.
Once encrypted the program is safe to distribute and can only be loaded to a controller with a correct key, which is unique to both the controller serial number and source project.