The XPosition Module provides an interface to high accuracy positioning equipment which can be used across a range of position sensitive applications. Any third party Device can be interfaced to, provided it supports NMEA communications over Ethernet.
The XPosition module provides a method for connecting high precision GPS and inertial navigation devices to Rockwell Automation’s Logix (ControlLogix and CompactLogix) family of controllers.
The XPosition module is configured using the Aparian Slate application. Slate offers various configuration methods.
The XPosition operates in a Logix “owned” mode. With a Logix connection the input and output assemblies will provide position and diagnostics information which will be available in the Logix controller environment.
The XPosition uses an external GPS receiver to provide accurate position information. The external GPS or inertial navigation device provides various accuracy estimates allowing the user to make informed decisions for high precision position and velocity applications.
The XPosition can also be interfaced with dual antenna receivers and in so doing provide the additional Yaw, Tilt and Heading data.
A built-in webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of GPS time, position, and velocity without the need for any additional software.