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    PacDrive 3

    A complete automation solution for motion-centric machines

    PacDrive 3 is based upon proven logic motion technology, which unifies PLC, motion, and robotics control functionality on a single hardware platform. With its centralized system architecture, PacDrive 3 is the ideal solution for controlling a broad range of servo-driven production and packaging machines, as well as material handling equipment and robotics, using fully integrated, IEC 61131-3-compliant program structures. More than 80.000 machines worldwide are controlled by PacDrive to this day.

  • PacDrive3 - Scalable Automation Solution

    For years, PacDrive control technology has allowed users to have synchronized multi-axial motion, PLC functionality, and robotic control on a single hardware platform. This open technology utilizing international standards is aimed at reducing hardware and software complexity.




  • • One integrated, scalable automation platform, scalable controller performance from 0 to 130 servo drives and robot axes
  • • Single controller solution for motion, PLC logic, and communication; no additional and/or proprietary hardware required for the complete machine (incl. robotics)
  • • One programming tool / one program for the complete machine, IEC 61131-3-compliant programming design 
  • • Software can be ported between platforms 
  • • Fully integrated Ethernet-based communication using Sercos for I/O, drive and safe communication 
  • • Open system, supporting other field busses as well as TCP/IP communication 
  • • One of the most flexible drive solutions with single and multiaxis drive solutions, cabinet based and as well integrated servo drives 
  • • EcoStruxure™ Machine Expert (formerly known as SoMachine) based tools, supporting the engineering process, including safety programming/parameterizing,commissioning and diagnostics 
  • • Embedded safety approach with safe logic controller, safe I/Os, safe drives and safe communication over Sercos Automation bus for safety solutions up to SIL 3, PLe (according to IEC 61508: 2010, EN/ISO 13849: 2008) 
  • • Robotic solutions (kinematic packages, including drives, electronics and software) up to IP 65

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