Tex Computer is a close team of about thirty highly specialized technicians who have been successfully operating in the field of industrial automation for over 30 years; in particular, our focus is on the market of machines equipped with electrically motorized axes for which we have created an interesting range of products ranging from PAC (Programmable Automation Controller) systems to remote I/O via Fieldbus.
Our PAC range, called Power Family, is scalable in performance and cost and expandable via CANopen and EtherCAT fieldbuses. Their real time multitasking operating system, mainly motion control oriented, allows the integrated management of PLC, CNC and HMI tasks while ensuring axis sampling times that can even be less than 1 ms.
The new Power A, which is undoubtedly the most powerful controller of the Power Family, has been designed to offer the best possible performance on the EtherCAT fieldbus which can operate with sampling times of 500 μs and manage up to 40 axes, both interpolated and non-interpolated. In this context, the CoE (CANopen over EtherCAT), EoE (Ethernet over EtherCAT) and FoE (File Access over EtherCAT) protocols have been developed to allow maximum operational comfort in the commissioning phase.

To allow connection to drives that do not support EtherCAT, 6 axis interfaces in wired logic are also available (AX1 … AX6) which each allow the connection of 1 bi-directional 5V Line Driver incremental encoder, 2 inputs for travel limit switches, 1 drive enable output and the 5V Line driver outputs that generate the Step / Direction signals to manage the Stepper or Brushless drives at frequencies of up to 2 MHz. Finally, there are a few analog and digital inputs and outputs, a couple of RS232 serial ports, a RS485 serial port, a CANopen port and two USB sockets. Communications to the other devices located both at the operational (OT Device) and at the information (IT Device) level are supported by an Ethernet 10/100T port and by a wireless port that manages the Wi-Fi and BLE protocols.
This product family is equipped with free software for developing and debugging applications and a suite of paid software programs, called Tex Smart Gateway 4.0, for their integration within the new I4.0 architecture.

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