ISAC, the company that created COSTANTINO
Costantino CNC represents the state of art of the constant development of ISAC CNC.
Since the early models, more than 20 years ago, ISAC adopted a CNC model based on the PC, in order to take advantage of hardware development on that platform and in order to be able to accommodate external CAMs.
Costantinorepresents a further evolutionary step: the CNC is not affected by the industrial PC that runs it. Any PC with an Ethernet port is all that is required to control a machine tool.
This new architecture allows to build applications with a level of scalability of performance and costs impossible to be reached up to now. The availability of hardware with local support increases in unimaginable way. The usage computing power does not limit the complexity of applications and the laws of motion control implemented by the CNC.
Costantinodoes not break compatibility with existing applications. All existing applications can be easily converted to the new platform in a few hours of work. Macros, programs and HMI are compatible, PLC logic is compatible at the source level. Those who invested in the ISAC products will not be disappointed!
Costantinoexpands the compatibility and integration that has always characterized the ISAC CNC. The EtherCAT interface has been tested with a large number of drives, IO devices, and other devices.
Network protocols, web services, OPC server, allow you to integrate the CNC over a network for plant control and production.
The number of real-time protocols supported is constantly increasing, and will allow the product to reply to the needs of the present and future market of automation..
ISAC has always invested in the introduction of fieldbus: ISAC introduced YaskawaMechatrolink since 1999 (first company in Italy),CANopen since 2001, EtherCAT since 2008.