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7.2 MotionDeviceType ObjectType Definition ToC Previous Next

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7.2.3.1 Variable SerialNumber ToC

The SerialNumber property is a unique production number assigned by the manufacturer of the device. This is often stamped on the outside of the device and may be used for traceability and warranty purposes. This property is derived from ComponentType defined in OPC UA DI.

7.2.3.2 Variable Manufacturer ToC

The Manufacturer property provides the name of the company that manufactured the device. This property is derived from ComponentType defined in OPC UA DI.

7.2.3.3 Variable Model ToC

The Model property provides the name of the product. This property is derived from ComponentType defined in OPC UA DI.

7.2.3.4 Variable ProductCode ToC

The ProductCode property provides a unique combination of numbers and letters used to identify the product. It may be the order information displayed on type shields or in ERP systems. This property is derived from ComponentType defined in OPC UA DI.

7.2.3.5 Variable AssetId ToC

The AssetId property is a user writable alphanumeric character sequence uniquely identifying a component. The ID is provided by the vendor, integrator or user of the device. It contains typically an identifier in a branch, use case or user specific naming scheme.

This could be for example a reference to an electric scheme. For electric schemes typically EN 81346-2 is used.

An use case could be to build up a location oriented view in a spare part management client software. It enables to identify parts with the same article number which is not possible if this entry is not used.

This property is defined by ComponentType defined in OPC UA DI.

7.2.3.6 Variable DeviceManual ToC

The DeviceManual property allows specifying an address of the user manual for the device. It may be a pathname in the file system or a URL (Web address). This property is defined by ComponentType defined in OPC UA DI.

7.2.3.7 Variable ComponentName ToC

The ComponentName property provides a user writeable name provided by the vendor, integrator or user of the device. The ComponentName may be a default name given by the vendor. This property is defined by ComponentType defined in OPC UA DI.

7.2.3.8 Variable MotionDeviceCategory ToC

The variable MotionDeviceCategory provides the kind of motion device defined by MotionDeviceCategoryEnumeration based on ISO 8373.

Table 16 – MotionDeviceCategoryEnumeration

MotionDeviceCategoryEnumeration    
EnumString Value Description
OTHER 0 Any motion-device which is not defined by the MotionDeviceCategoryEnumeration
ARTICULATED_ROBOT 1 This robot design features rotary joints and can range from simple two joint structures to 10 or more joints. The arm is connected to the base with a twisting joint. The links in the arm are connected by rotary joints.
SCARA_ROBOT 2 Robot has two parallel rotary joints to provide compliance in a selected plane
CARTESIAN_ROBOT 3 Cartesian robots have three linear joints that use the Cartesian coordinate system (X, Y, and Z). They also may have an attached wrist to allow for rotational movement. The three prismatic joints deliver a linear motion along the axis.
SPHERICAL_ROBOT 4 The arm is connected to the base with a twisting joint and a combination of two rotary joints and one linear joint. The axes form a polar coordinate system and create a spherical-shaped work envelope.
PARALLEL_ROBOT 5 These spider-like robots are built from jointed parallelograms connected to a common base. The parallelograms move a single end of arm tooling in a dome-shaped work area.
CYLINDRICAL_ROBOT 6 The robot has at least one rotary joint at the base and at least one prismatic joint to connect the links. The rotary joint uses a rotational motion along the joint axis, while the prismatic joint moves in a linear motion. Cylindrical robots operate within a cylindrical-shaped work envelope.

7.2.3.9 Object ParameterSet ToC

Table 17 – ParameterSet of MotionDeviceType

Attribute Value        
BrowseName AxisType        
References Node   Class BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Modelling   Rule
HasComponent Variable OnPath Boolean BaseDataVariableType Optional
HasComponent Variable InControl Boolean BaseDataVariableType Optional
HasComponent Variable SpeedOverride Double BaseDataVariableType Mandatory

Description of ParameterSet of MotionDeviceType:

  • Variable OnPath: The variable OnPath is true if the motion device is on or near enough the planned program path such that program execution can continue. If the MotionDevice deviates too much from this path in case of errors or an emergency stop, this value becomes false. If OnPath is false, the motion device needs repositioning to continue program execution.
  • Variable InControl: The variable InControl provides the information if the actuators (in most cases a motor) of the motion device are powered up and in control: “true”. The motion device might be in a standstill.
  • Variable SpeedOverride: The SpeedOverride provides the current speed setting in percent of programmed speed (0 - 100%).

7.2.3.10 Object Axes ToC

Axes is a container for one or more instances of the AxisType.

Table 18 – TypeDefinition of Axes of MotionDeviceType

Attribute Value        
BrowseName Axes        
References Node   Class BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Modelling   Rule
HasComponent Object <AxisIdentifier>   AxisType MandatoryPlaceholder

7.2.3.11 Object PowerTrains ToC

PowerTrains is a container for one or more instances of the PowerTrainType.

Table 19 –TypeDefinition of PowerTrains of MotionDeviceType

Attribute Value        
BrowseName PowerTrains        
References Node   Class BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Modelling   Rule
HasComponent Object <PowerTrainIdentifier>   PowerTrainType MandatoryPlaceholder

7.2.3.12 Object FlangeLoad ToC

FlangeLoad provides data for the load at the flange or mounting-point of the motion device.

7.2.3.13 Object AdditionalComponents ToC

AdditionalComponents is a container for one or more instances of subtypes of ComponentType defined in OPC UA DI. The listed components are installed at the motion device, e.g. an IO-board.

NOTE: Components like motors or gears of a motion device are placed inside the power train object and not inside this AdditionalComponents container.

Table 20 – TypeDefinition of AdditionalComponents of MotionDeviceType

Attribute Value        
BrowseName AdditionalComponents        
References Node   Class BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Modelling   Rule
HasComponent Object <AdditionalComponentIdentifier>   2:ComponentType MandatoryPlaceholder

The AuxiliaryComponentType and DriveType are the only subtypes of ComponentType for use in this container which are described in this specification. The intention is to integrate inside this container devices which are defined in other companion specifications using DI.

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