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  SPS/IPC/Drives/Nuremberg 2018 Recap: Delta Announces Partnership with CODESYS and Presents Innovation & Smart Automation for Industrial Upgrades

Delta just participated in SPS/IPC/Drives/Nuremberg 2018 (SPS 2018), a highly focused industrial event in Germany, from November 27th to 29th, and presented its smart automation products and solutions with the theme of “Innovation & Smart Automation for Industrial Upgrades”. Delta announced a new partnership with CODESYS Group at the exhibition and unveiled its upgraded motion solution with the CODESYS motion control platform and the new PC-Based Motion Controller MH2 Series. Delta’s industrial solutions highlighted a high-end PC-based motion controller, PLC-based EtherCAT motion controller, and motion systems for woodworking and packaging machines. For high-end smart equipment and production monitoring, Delta’s new Human Machine Interface (HMI) DOP-100 Series is featured in an interactive live streaming car racing demo with a user-friendly operation interface and multimedia functions. For process automation, Delta presented a highly reliable, energy-saving, and automated water treatment solution based on its successes in Europe and Asia.

Mr. Andy Liu, general manager of Delta’s Industrial Automation Business Group, indicated that global manufacturers of all industries have started to apply smart manufacturing solutions to enhance their competitiveness in recent years. In response, world-class automation companies are focusing on industry-specific equipment and solutions with in-depth industrial know-how, high-end products and software. “Delta, with over twenty years’ of experience in the automation field and strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities, adheres to providing smart, flexible, and the most suitable automation solutions for different industries,” said Mr. Liu.

Andy pointed out that Delta’s cooperation with CODESYS would bring motion solutions that satisfy the needs of many top automation players in Europe, and could also make CODESYS available to the large Delta customer base in Asia. For applications in different industries, Delta successfully applied its water treatment solution to the Komotini Water Plant in Greece and helped to build a highly automated, high quality water processing and treatment system in 2013. This experience helped Delta achieve another success story by providing a wastewater treatment solution for a well-known Taiwanese textile company’s factory in China. Delta is also launching more automation products and solutions for different industries such as packaging, food processing, and woodworking in the EMEA regions based on its abundant field experience in Taiwan and China.

Delta and CODESYS Announce Partnership with Brand New Motion Control Solution
To enhance the expanding progress of Delta’s motion control solutions and fulfill customer needs, Delta held a press conference during SPS 2018 and announced its new partnership with 3S-Smart Software Solution GmbH, a member of the CODESYS Group and creator of the market-leading IEC 61131-3 industrial software CODESYS. Mr. Dieter Hess, CEO of the CODESYS Group, participated in the press conference to release this exciting news together with Delta.

Mr. Dieter Hess said, “We’re very excited to welcome Delta to the CODESYS community, which now includes some 400 hardware manufacturers and over 10,000 developers. Delta is an established name in the world of industrial automation, so this is a significant partnership for both sides. We look forward to working with Delta to help them serve their customers and make the most out of their hardware portfolio.”

CODESYS is one of the most widely used manufacturer IEC 61131-3 development systems on the market. CODESYS offers the complete functionalities of a modern IEC 61131-3 development tool; including an integrated visualization with different clients, integrated connection to all standard fieldbus systems, motion functionality, safety solutions and communication interfaces.

Mr. Patrik Hug, head of business development & product management, EMEA at Delta’s IABG, indicated that additional costs are generated when a manufacturer adds a new automation platform. By integrating CODESYS, Delta aims to reduce the amount of engineering costs that this requires. “Switching to different motion platforms or adding a new one means you have to write new code. The goal is to reduce the initial switching time when adding a new platform. By standardizing on CODESYS, we are making it much easier for customers to use Delta automation products. Instead of having different software to program each of their platforms, they will be able to write code on the same platform for all of their Delta products. And the great thing about CODESYS is that you have an entire community of application developers. There is a lot of expertise out there to draw from,” said Patrik.

Delta launched its new CODESYS-enabled scalable IPC, the MH2 Series at SPS IPC Drives 2018. The CODESYS platform integrates the control functions of three major industrial controllers: programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), and motion control, enhancing the motion control capabilities of the MH2 Series and constructing a high speed, high precision EtherCAT motion control solution with peripheral products. With CODESYS, the MH2 Series provides a user-friendly motion control interface and features strong motion control functions that allow up to 64 axes synchronous control of AC Servo Drives ASDA-A2-E Series, Standard Compact Drives MS300 Series, and Remote I/O Modules R1-EC via EtherCAT.

Delta plans to keep rolling out CODESYS-enabled products in the future and will continue to support its existing motion and automation platforms as well. With motion control solutions using CODESYS, Delta will open new doors to the Asian market for European industrial equipment makers.

Delta and CODESYS Announces Partnership with Brand New Motion Control Solution
With the theme of “Innovation & Smart Automation for Industrial Upgrades”, Delta highlighted solutions with success stories for industrial upgrades at this year’s SPS, including:

• Machining Center Solution for Woodworking: adopts the PC-Based Panel Controller MP1 Series as core controller. The MP1 Series’ built-in gantry control function allows up to six axes control, and performs precise gantry control and motion for processing when matched with four sets of AC Servo Drive ASDA-A2-E Series and motors. This solution also applies the Standard Compact Drive MS300 Series for variable frequency control of the spindle axis to execute stable, high-speed milling, drilling, edging and more. All the key components support EtherCAT communication to construct a high precision machining system for woodworking.

• Packaging Solution: features the EtherCAT Motion Controller AH10EMC as host controller with integrated motion and control functions to:
- Synchronously control up to 32 axes of motion drives, induction and spindle motors, and remote I/O modules via EtherCAT for material feeding, packaging, sealing & cutting, and product outlet.
- Connect and control sensors, temperature controllers and other peripheral devices via EtherNet/IP to ensure smooth operation of material feeding/outlet, suitable operating temperature and others.
- Collect operation data and transmit to a management platform for real-time monitoring via EtherNet/IP.

• Water Treatment Solution: provides stable, reliable integrated automation systems for water treatment processes, including: water inflow, sedimentation, filtering, and water outlet. Delta’s solution covers: the DIAView SCADA system and Industrial Panel PC IPC Series for real-time water treatment station / equipment monitoring & management; the Hot-swappable Mid-range PLC AH500 Series and Industrial Ethernet Switch DVS Series for field control and communication network among stations; the IP55 Pump & Fan Drive CFP2000 Series for variable frequency control of fan and pump operation speed; the HMI DOP-100 Series for on-site parameter settings and monitoring.

Delta’s water treatment solutions have been applied to:
- The Komotini Water Plant in Greece in 2013, providing automated water processing systems to achieve a stable, high quality water supply for 70,000 local residents.
- The wastewater treatment facilities of a Taiwanese textile company’s plants in China. As one of the worlds’ top five textile companies, this customer adopted Delta’s water treatment solution to process 6,000~10,000 tons of wastewater for textile processing and production in its China plant, and implemented remote monitoring via the DIAView SCADA system.

• Car-racing with HMI Live Streaming demo: based on the concepts of smart production lines, this demo was built for real applications and fun. It highlights Delta’s latest advanced 12”/15” DOP-100 Series HMIs, which feature multimedia functions, multi-language input, and Ethernet communication. Equipped with the high-performance ARM7 Dual Core MCU and a high-brightness, high-resolution, LCD display, the DOP-100 HMIs are suitable for highly integrated, flexible production processes, and equipment control and monitoring.

This demo applies three DOP-100 Series HMIs for participants to operate and control the progress of three race cars by answering questions in Q&A games. Each car carries a prize that a participant wins when arriving at the finish line. The DOP-100s also control the IP and analog cameras installed above the race lanes to monitor and record key moments of the race when triggered by smart sensors for playback. The overall race is monitored for live streaming on the introduction stand with the other four DOP-100 Series.

During the 3-day event, Delta’s booth attracted hundreds of experts, customers, and media to visit and find out more about Delta’s state-of-the-art smart solutions. Many manufacturers showed great interest in cooperating with Delta for machine or factory upgrades, resulting in outstanding success for Delta’s exhibition.
Delta at SPS/IPC/Drives/Nuremberg 2018 during 11/27~29
Delta presented its smart automation products and solutions with the theme of “Innovation & Smart Automation for Industrial Upgrades” at SPS 2018
Delta held a press conference during SPS 2018 and announced its new partnership with the CODESYS Group. Dieter Hess (left 1, CEO of the CODESYS Group), Patrik Hug (left 2, head of business development & product management, IABG EMEA), Andy Liu (left 4, IABG General Manager), Tim Lee (right 3, IABG EMEA Business Director), and Chientan Lien (right 2, IABG Chief Technology Officer) participated in the event.
Delta unveiled its new motion control solution with CODESYS motion control platform and the CODESYS-enabled scalable IPC MH2 Series at the press conference
For high-end smart equipment and production monitoring, Delta’s new Human Machine Interface (HMI) DOP-100 Series is featured in an interactive live streaming car racing demo
This car racing demo applies the DOP-100 Series HMIs for participants to operate and control the progress of three race cars by answering questions in Q&A games, as well as watching live streaming and playback
With success stories of water treatment in Europe and Asia, Delta presented reliable water treatment solutions at SPS 2018
The visitors had a strong interest in Delta’s exhibits
Delta’s booth attracted many visitors during the three-day event and brought great success to Delta’s exhibition
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