SANTA BARBARA, CALIF — Danaher Motion introduces MechaWare 3.0 — the industry’s only mechatronic toolkit that seamlessly integrates mechanical systems and control software design resulting in faster design cycles, superior motion system performance, and faster time to market.
Designed as a special purpose “toolkit” for motion system design, MechaWare enables software and mechanical engineers to work together to design, test and modify custom motion algorithms in a fraction of the time and cost of conventional methods. MechaWare 3.0 includes comprehensive capture, logging and visualization tools that allow mechanical, I/O and software data to be integrated into one measurement environment, making interpretation and optimization of machine performance a breeze.
“What previously took months of development time and often had to be outsourced to specialist consultants, at a cost of 10’s of thousands of dollars , can now be achieved internally, often in just hours,” says Dr. Robert Steele, Chief Technical Officer, Danaher Motion, Performance Controls Group.
Equipped with a library of standard function blocks that reduce the need for specialized knowledge of control theory, MechaWare delivers a streamlined workflow between control model development and real-time machine testing, with simple integration to 3rd party tools such as MatLab and Simulink, direct download of run-time code, and test and measurement of real-time machine performance. MechaWare libraries also enable machine designers to take advantage of emerging accelerometer feedback devices, allowing mechanisms to be designed with reduced weight and stiffness, resulting in lighter, faster, smaller and more precise machines.