ISG-kernel

The software solution for controlling machines and systems in the areas of CNC, robotics and motion control

Due to the functional integration of CNC, robotics and motion control, the software is ideally suited for processing machines and processing robots, for the movement of complex kinematics, but also for PLC-oriented programming of motion functions via PLCopen function blocks.
The software is available on the market as a component of innovative, powerful control systems. In addition, ISG-kernel is also available as a stand-alone software package to complement existing control technology with high-end functionality.

ISG-kernel

The software solution for controlling machines and systems in the areas of CNC, robotics and motion control

Due to the functional integration of CNC, robotics and motion control, the software is ideally suited for processing machines and processing robots, for the movement of complex kinematics, but also for PLC-oriented programming of motion functions via PLCopen function blocks.
The software is available on the market as a component of innovative, powerful control systems. In addition, ISG-kernel is also available as a stand-alone software package to complement existing control technology with high-end functionality.

Flexible, open and secure

ISG-kernel has been in use for more than 30 years, has been continuously developed and is used annually in more than 15,000 controllers by established manufacturers such as HOMAG, KUKA, Beckhoff or KEB.

In addition to its comprehensive functionality, ISG-kernel is particularly convincing due to its outstanding motion and speed planning as well as the architecture model on which the software is based. This architecture enables - in addition to the continuous expansion for new technologies and functions - the adaptation to special requirements of our customers. Due to the functional integration of CNC, robotics and motion control (MC), the software is ideally suited for processing machines, for robots, for the movement of complex kinematics, but also for PLC-oriented programming of movements via PLCopen function blocks.

Users also have the possibility here to access our online documentation, our general download area and our support form.

 

ISG kernel ISG kernel
5-axis machiningBendingDrilling
RotateErodingMilling
HandlingHSCLaser cutting
Plasma cuttingGrindingPunching
PackingWaterjet cuttingOxycutting
EngravingNibblingTransport

Technologies

The breadth of ISG-kernel's application spectrum covers the most diverse technologies. Of course, ISG-kernel is used for classic milling, grinding or turning. But also functions for laser or waterjet cutting, dispensing as well as wire and die-sinking EDM are included. And you can also solve your handling and packaging tasks, using a wide variety of kinematics.

Online documentation

Go directly to our comprehensive online documentation of ISG-kernel here. Here you will find all our function descriptions, configurations, interfaces, PLC libraries and much more in detail.

Architecture model: Industry 4.0

  • Universal axis swap concept with freely programmable axis swap between channels, axis swap lookahead and cross-channel synchronization via axis objects
  • Implementation of Industry 4.0 concepts through decentralized distribution of control modules to multi-core systems
  • Dynamically configurable software toolbox (parallelizable for multi-core CPUs) enables continuous expansion for new technologies and functions
  • Continuity without breaks: machine tool - robot - PLCopen
Architecture model: Industry 4.0 with ISG kernel
Architecture model: Industry 4.0 with ISG kernel
ISG kernel: Open, flexible and secure
ISG kernel: Open, flexible and secure

Open, flexible and secure

  • Independent of operating systems, IPC, hardware, motors and user interfaces
  • Easy integration of drive bus systems
  • Wide, high-performance PLC interfaces without limitation of variables
  • Extensive data interfaces for easy realization of user applications
  • User interfaces for transformation and compensation allow unlimited customization while guaranteeing know-how protection

HSC package with high-end functionalities

  • Geometry optimization: spline, HSC mode, contour smoothing (smart surface), tool compensation
  • Jerk-limited, block-spanning, time-optimal acceleration profiles
  • Model-based cascadable filters (HSC and axis filters)
  • Motion state controlled output of control signals to the PLC
  • Real-time variable access from PLC or DCS for process control
ISG kernel: HSC package with high-end functionalities
ISG kernel: HSC package with high-end functionalities
Motion generation: Fast, precise and gentle on the machine with ISG kernel
Motion generation: Fast, precise and gentle on the machine with ISG kernel

Motion generation: Fast, precise and gentle on the machine

  • Interpolation circular, helical, splines
  • Excitation-free, jerk-limited motion control
  • Flexible parameterization of the control for optimal adaptation to the machine characteristics
  • Predictive feedforward control, also with spline coefficient generation
  • High precision due to compensations for axis and machine errors

Generic CNC functions for all technologies

  • Tool geometry compensation with contour blanking
  • Tangential tool guidance with programmable corner behavior
  • Static and dynamic gantry couplings
  • Reverse on the contour, negative override
  • Extensive transformation library for e.g. 5-axis heads and robotics
  • No size limit for NC programs
  • 128 axes, 32 CNC channels
  • PLCopen libraries for IEC 6 1131 PLCs
  • Clock-synchronous PLC task connection
  • 3D collision monitoring and visualization

 

ISG kernel: Generic CNC functions for all technologies
ISG kernel: Generic CNC functions for all technologies

ISG Motion Control Platform (ISG-MCP) according to PLCopen specification

With ISG-MCP, ISG offers a PLC function block library for commissioning the ISG Motion Control Engine. It provides the function blocks, data structures and state models defined in the PLCopen specification parts 1, 2 and 4.

Industries and references

ISG-kernel is used in many areas by large and medium-sized companies. Due to the open software architecture, ISG-kernel enables the control of machines and systems for almost all areas of CNC, robotics and motion control (PLCopen), independent of the industry. We would be happy to support you in your project as well!

We look forward to hearing from you

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