Aerotech Automation1 2.7 Adds New Laser Scan Head Controls, a photo appearing in a PR on Industrial Automation Monthly

Aerotech Releases Automation1 2.7 Software Platform

Industrial Automation Software and Design Tools

The Pittsburgh, PA-based Aerotech Inc., experts in precision motion control and automation, has announced the release of Automation1 2.7, the latest version of its industry-best-selling motion control platform. This new iteration introduces substantial software upgrades and expanded support for drives and laser scan heads, offering critical enhancements and new features.

Aerotech Automation1 2.7 Adds New Laser Scan Head Controls, a photo appearing in a PR on Industrial Automation Monthly

New Automation1 motion control platform, version 2.7.

3D Data Visualization

The Automation1 Studio Data Visualizer now supports three-dimensional plotting. Users can inspect 3D data with intuitive panning, scaling, and cursor controls, adding context by viewing it alongside single-dimensional time-trace plots.

HMI Customization

The Automation1 MachineApps HMI builder for Windows PCs now allows for greater HMI customization. The new Custom Module tool lets users develop HMI modules using .NET, which can be integrated with standard modules on any HMI screen designed with MachineApps.

Improved Development Tools

Development is faster with Automation1 Studio’s new program variables tab and global string variable support, enabling the inspection of program variables and global string variables during code build, optimization, and debugging.

Custom Belt-Driven Stages

The machine setup wizard now includes support for Motus 1 belt-driven stages in 95mm, 125mm, and 170mm frame sizes. These stages maximize payload and actuator speed, making them ideal for pick-and-place, part shuttling, and gantry applications. Aerotech’s partner Motion Plus has them in stock and available for quick shipping.

Enhanced Scanner Control (ESC)

ESC benefits laser scan head users by enabling faster settling and acceleration, resulting in higher velocity motion. It eliminates the need for “jump delays” and decreases tracking errors.

Additional Improvements

  • Cutter offset compensation support
  • New task variables
  • INI file support
  • Modbus TCP/IP for drive-based controllers
  • Improved configure signals dialog
  • User-defined task errors and warnings
  • CNC features for MachineApps HMIs
  • Improved sidebar modules
  • Enhancements to both Aeroscript and the help documentation

Patrick Wheeler, senior product manager at Aerotech, noted, “Every Automation1 release is designed to help users take control of their precision motion as easily as possible. Version 2.7 is particularly robust, making setup and configuration easier while also providing more hardware support.”

For more information about the new Automation1 version 2.7 or other motion control platforms available from Aerotech, please click here.

Source/Photo Credit: Aerotech Inc.

About Aerotech

Since 1970, Aerotech Inc. has been the global industry leader in precision motion control and automation. From standard positioning technologies and control systems to custom-designed automation systems, our products support research and industrial organizations worldwide. Aerotech solutions enable manufacturing, testing, and inspection processes on a micrometer and nanometer scale for the world’s best-known technology companies in industries such as aerospace, consumer electronics, and medical devices.