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AutomationDirect Offers LS Electric’s XGB Programmable Logic Controllers

Aug. 29, 2023
PLC manufacturer LS Electric partnered with AutomationDirect to offer controllers specifically designed for motion applications.

The LS Electric XGB PLC family is designed to be versatile for flexible configurations. Users can choose to use a single PLC unit as a standalone controller with 32 built-in I/O points. Alternatively, they can add up to seven expansion modules to provide up to 244 additional I/O points. LS Electric offers several expansion modules to add extra discrete, communication, analog or motion control capabilities.

The XBG PLCs key features include:

  • IEC programming to benefit a range of automated systems
  • Stackable to provide hardware options for specific requirements
  • Super compact with integrated 2- or 6-axis pulse/direction motion inputs/outputs with a frequency up to 200 kHz
  • PLCs have Ethernet, serial and USB ports.

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Downloadable Programming Software Included

To facilitate programming, the company provides the XG5000 programming software as a free download. The software supports four of the five languages included in the IEC 61131 standard for industrial controllers:

  • Ladder diagram
  • Instruction list
  • Sequential function chart
  • Structured text.

The software also includes more than 700 function blocks, including specialized and state-of-the-art instructions for code development. A built-in project simulator is available to verify the code.

For motion-centric applications, XG-PM software is also included in the free download. It allows for table-based position configurations of up to 400 moves per axis and provides a sun command tool for easy position testing. Configuration options for single-axis and multi-axis operations include position control, speed control, feed control, circular arc interpolation, linear interpolation and ellipse interpolation. A range of CAM control types and homing control functions are also available.

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About the Author

Sharon Spielman | Technical Editor, Machine Design

As Machine Design’s technical editor, Sharon Spielman produces content for the brand’s focus audience—design and multidisciplinary engineers. Her beat includes 3D printing/CAD; mechanical and motion systems, with an emphasis on pneumatics and linear motion; automation; robotics; and CNC machining.

Spielman has more than three decades of experience as a writer and editor for a range of B2B brands, including those that cover machine design; electrical design and manufacturing; interconnection technology; food and beverage manufacturing; process heating and cooling; finishing; and package converting.

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