Control Techniques launches updated PowerTools studio module and software for motion made easy

Control Techniques has launched the next generation of its Motion Made Easy servo control suite. The new PTi210 module, and accompanying software, are designed for use with Control Techniques’ Unidrive M and Digitax HD servo drive platforms. Integrating PTi210 enables the user to now access the comprehensive, easy-to-use PowerTools Studio software interface.

Working together, the PTi210 PowerTools integration module and PowerTools Studio software provides a cost-effective way to access simple, fast and effective motion control solutions, including an unparalleled setup and commissioning experience suitable for all skills levels. Professional motion control software engineers, infrequent users, or even someone with no prior servo experience can easily use this solution to program drives.

The PTi210 module offers five high-speed digital I/O points (three in, two out) which expand on the drive’s onboard I/O. It enables rapid integration for a wide range of applications, including conveyors, rotary knives, electronic gearing and slip compensation.

PowerTools Studio continues this drive for simplicity, by providing the user with tools to program a Digitax HD or Unidrive M drive using a Modbus RU serial port, or on-board Ethernet, depending on the model. The software interface is presented simply, utilising point-and-click, drop-down menus and drag-and-drop programming as standard. And, as always with Control Techniques, the software is freely available to download.

Mike Wolfe, Business Development Director for Control Techniques, said: “Control Techniques has set the standard in motor control since 1973, and we’ve always strived to find ways we can make the experience of installing and setting up our drives as straightforward as possible for the user.

“Working in combination, PTi210 and PowerTools Studio provide a simple, easy and quick way for users of any ability level to access our suite of motion control tools, enabling rapid installation, configuration and commissioning.”

Control Techniques

Unit 79
Mochdre Industrial Estate
SY16 4LE

01686 612 557

More products
Rockwell opens registration to 31st annual Automation Fair
Rockwell Automation has announced that registration is now open for Automation Fair 2022, hosted by Rockwell and members of its global PartnerNetwork program.
Robust inductives stop high-speed spindles ‘getting in a spin’
To maximise their efficiency and productivity, high-speed machining centres often include automated tool changers. When a drive-motor manufacturer needed a reliable and robust sensor to detect the position of a machine’s main spindle before initiating the tool-change sequence, it turned to Contrinex.
PI increases production space at HQ by 11,000 sq ft
Rising global demand for semiconductor chips requires investments in equipment that is needed for chip production. To meet these needs, ultra-precision motion control, nanopositioning, and precision automation equipment Physik Instrumente (PI) has increased its production space.
Farnell, NXP and Doulos present new Industry 4.0 webinar
Farnell has announced the launch a new global webinar covering ‘Automation and Edge AI for Industry 4.0’ in partnership with the Element14 Community, NXP and Doulos on Wednesday 24 August.
Needle valves receive ISO 15848-1 Class C low emissions certification
Parker Hannifin is unveiling a series of valves tested to ISO 15848-1 Class C, a standard that sets out the measurement, test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions from industrial valves.
Thorite offers same-day hydraulic hose assembly service
Air and fluid power specialist Thorite has launched a same-day hydraulic hose assembly service to help customers reduce downtime and control costs.
Festo demonstrates bioreactor for large-scale photosynthesis of algae
Festo presented the PhotoBionicCell research project at the Hannover Fair – a bioreactor that enables the efficient and large-scale photosynthesis of algae.
Actuator increases accuracy and productivity of bagging machine
When end users of a precision bagging machine started using economical bags with inconsistent sizes, this impacted accuracy and productivity of the bulk bagging process.
World’s first e-chain made of 100% recycled material
Conserving resources and extending the product life cycle are the objectives of the new Igus cradle-chain E2.1.CG, which the company says saves 28% CO2 versus current e-chain production.
Siemens Congleton factory accelerates towards net zero goal
Siemens’ Congleton factory is on track to achieve carbon neutrality this year – eight years ahead of its original target.

Login / Sign up