Ilium is the evolution of the PAC (Programmable Automation Controller) made by ISAC.

Based on more than 10 years of experience in this field, Ilium can offer all the main functionalities needed to implement an Industrial Automation application, all in one device:

  •  PLC LogicExecution;
  • Motion Control
  • Communication and integration with other software components
  • Oeprator interface (HMI).

Those functionalities do not interfere with each other, as it is possible to use more than one core of the processor; all tasks are performed with precision and with defined execution times.
Ilium interface with other devices trough an Ethernet port. This port supports EtherCAT. All the communication to ISAC or third-party devices, including servodrivers, inverters, sensors, I/Os… goes through this port.

Using ISAC Bridge devices, the same developed for Costantino, Ilium supports many other fieldbuses:

  • CANopen;
  • Mechatrolink;
  • Analog axes interface and position reading through Encoder, SSI or ENDAT;

Pulse/Direction or Stepper axes interface.

Ilium offers complete diagnostic tools for faults and anomalies detected on the I/Os peripherals and on the servodrivers. All errors are stored, allowing to analyze them at a later time, even in the case of unattended operation.

Ilium is the evolution of the PAC (Programmable Automation Controller) made by ISAC.

Based on more than 10 years of experience in this field, Ilium can offer all the main functionalities needed to implement an Industrial Automation application, all in one device:

  •  PLC LogicExecution;
  • Motion Control
  • Communication and integration with other software components
  • Oeprator interface (HMI).

Those functionalities do not interfere with each other, as it is possible to use more than one core of the processor; all tasks are performed with precision and with defined execution times.
Ilium interface with other devices trough an Ethernet port. This port supports EtherCAT or Powerlink . All the communication to ISAC or third-party devices, including servodrivers, inverters, sensors, I/Os… goes through this port.

Using ISAC Bridge devices, the same developed for Costantino, Ilium supports many other fieldbuses:

  • CANopen;
  • Mechatrolink;
  • Analog axes interface and position reading through Encoder, SSI or ENDAT;

Pulse/Direction or Stepper axes interface.

Ilium offers complete diagnostic tools for faults and anomalies detected on the I/Os peripherals and on the servodrivers. All errors are stored, allowing to analyze them at a later time, even in the case of unattended operation.

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Choose the right format for you

Ilium is available in two formats, but the product is the same: once the application is written, it is portable between different formats. The development tools are the same, as the application libraries available to the developer.

Ilium Embedded

Ilium Embedded is a powerful and compact dedicated device, and it is powerful enough to drive up to 10 EtherCAT axes. It is available with or without touch screen, it supports USB, COM ports, external HDMI video, one Ethernet port for programming and Web interfaces.

Ilium Embedded optimizes costs, reduces the space needed and maximizes the reliabilitythanks to a compact and very robust design. It does not contain moving parts, all the components are not-removable, the CPU only needs a few Watts: TRY TO STOP IT!

Ilium soft-Motion

Ilium soft-Motion is a real-time software that runs on an IPC; it uses exclusively a part of the hardware resources: one or more cores of the CPU, a portion of RAM, one Ethernet port. All the rest is managed by Windows, for all that concerns the user interface and the Web connection features. You can choose the PC: use the ISAC model that suits your needs, or choose it from your preferred IPC supplier.

Ilium soft-Motion is the product for who does not want performances compromises and wants to exploit the flexibility and the power of the PC to realize a customized user interface, using ISAC tools or alternative ones.

Applications made simpler

Ilium offers powerful and integrated development tools in order to make easier the development of the control law and its verification, the start-up of the machine or of the plant, and their support and evolution.

Program the PLC logic with Multiprog, from Phoenix Contact Software.

Inside you will find all the settings for axes to be controlled, the configuration of the fieldbuses used, and all machine information.

You can develop the application in the IEC61131 standard languages:

  • LadderDiagram;
  • FunctionBlockDiagram;
  • SequentialChardDiagram;
  • Structured Text;
  • Instruction List.

You can also use ANSI C and compile in native code to obtain the maximum performance and reliability, to create whole tasks with this language, or to create FBs to be used inside Multiprog.

To verify your control law, you can use the breakpoint or the runtime execution tracks, that do not modify the temporal execution of the logic under observation.

Program movements and synchronizations between axes in the more standard possible way: Ilium supports PLCopen MC part 1 and 2, version 2.0 .

All the discrete-movement, continuous-movement and administration FBs are included in the basic and extended interface.

Youwillfind:

  • Cams, to be programmed from the PLC logic, using the integrated Editor, or to be created from external sampling;
  • Gears and electricshafts;
  • Phasing;
  • Slave synchronous movement, referred to the position of more Masters;

And much more.

All of the movements can apply the space-based or speed-based control.

The profile of the movement always keeps the dynamic constraints (maximum speed, acceleration, Jerk) under the desired threshold in order to obtain maximum performances without compromising the movement fluidity. If the quality of the movement is affected by mechanical resonances, you can dampen them.

Are you determining the right parameters for the servodrivers? Use the integrated oscilloscope. Sample the following error, the commanded speed profile, the motor torque in synchronous mode for all axes, simultaneously and for all the time that you need. Once the parameters have been found, these become part of the project, and you should not worry about entering them in the servodrivers: Ilium will do it for you.

Configure all fieldbuses with the built-in configurator. Scan the present devices, modify the mapping of the cyclic and andasynchronous communication. Read and change the status of individual devices from the interface, ask the internal parameters and create a list of commands to be assigned at their start for the configuration.
In case of replacement of a device, choose the level of compatibility you want: You can lock the configuration to the physical drive found in the scan, or let it replace with similar or compatible models.
What man can do, the machine mimics him: You can interact with devices even from PLC logic, change internal parameters, read or change their status etc.

You can connect Ilium interface with EtherCAT through our AphaRIO modules