NI SoftMotion Controller
The NI SoftMotion Controller uses standard PC-based platforms and open standards to connect intelligent drives to a real-time host. In this architecture, the software components of the motion controller run on a real-time host and all I/O is implemented on the drives.
This separation of I/O from the motion controller software components helps to lower system cost and improve reliability by improving connectivity. Open standards, such as CANopen, are used to connect these components.
The NI SoftMotion Controller supports CANopen intelligent drives from Copley Controls Corporation.