Frequently Asked Questions
Who would benefit from using the KINGSTAR Machine Automation Platform?
Any company or engineering team that relies on motion control boards or motion controllers today can benefit from using the KingStar motion products. KINGSTAR Soft Motion simply replaces traditional motion control boards with software that runs on an industrial PC. In other words, the motion control software runs on the your average industrial PC yet can perform with the same precision as a dedicated motion control board that costs twice as much. The command interface for KINGSTAR Soft Motion matches most popular motion control
Can an all-software solution really perform comparably with a motion card or EtherCAT hardware device?
Why would I use the framework rather than integrating the components myself?
What skills are required to successfully build a KINGSTAR-based PC machine controller?
What is included in KINGSTAR Fieldbus powered by EtherCAT?
What is included in KINGSTAR Soft Motion?
What is the difference between the EtherCAT and Soft Motion products?
Can I purchase the motion control without the EtherCAT Package?
Since KINGSTAR pre-integrates world-class components like EtherCAT masters, do I need to purchase the individual components?
What is the protocol for commands in the EtherCAT Package?
Is the motion control API compatible with any well known APIs from motion card vendors?
What are the NIC Cards supported by KINGSTAR Machine Controller?
KINGSTAR packages support all NIC cards that are supported by IntervalZero’s RTX64 RTOS extension. RTX64 supports most NIC cards that are available today. Download the full list of supported NIC cards.