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Novembe 14, 2022

 

DCS Omrons New Integrated Controller Capable of Controlling Robots and Entire Automation Systems 1 400x275

Omron has recently introduced its most full-featured machine automation controller to date. Offering control of multiple robots, the choice of 16, 32, or 64 controlled motion axes, and SQL connectivity. It is the ideal control solution for complete robotic cells, high-speed motion systems, material handling and multi-robot systems.

The Robotics Integrated Platform is the next revolutionary step in the SYSMAC ecosystem that seamlessly integrates the full Omron Fixed Robotics product line. Their one controller approach integrates robot control, in addition to sequence and motion control, to a single controller. This enables synchronized control of robots as well as other devices and results in higher performance compared to typical network based configurations. It also enables users to collect information on devices aligned to a common timeline which not only improves overall system response times and accuracy but also greatly aids in troubleshooting activities.

Key Benefits

Faster solution evaluation

  • •Early ROI calculation and design validations thanks to simulation software
  • •Changeover improvements of future products can be validated by simulation.
  • •Investment cost can be calculated in advance.
  • •Cycle time estimation

Lower commissioning time

  • •Reduced integration time with programming off-line.
  • •Optional "Applicaton Manager" add-in software reduces integration time and learning curve.
  • •Reduced mechanical and electrical design burden by emulating full cells through the Sysmac Platform.

Lower cost of ownership

  • •Real time synchronization between robot, PLC and all EtherCAT connected devices improve productivity.
  • •Recipe manager makes modifications easy and minimize the product change over time.

Key Features:

  • •Multiple robot control per single CPU
  • •Integration of Robotics, Logic, and Motion in one CPU
  • •Conforms to IEC 61131-3 (JIS B 3503) standard programming and PLCopen function blocks for motion control
  • •Conforms to IEC 61131-3 (JIS B 3503) standard programming and traditional V+ scripting for robot and motion control
  • •Programming with variables allows users to create complex programs efficiently
  • •Models with SQL DB Functionality
  • •Offers speed without compromising on reliability and robustness expected from PLCs.
  • •Linear and circular interpolation.
  • •Electronic gear and cam synchronization.
  • •Fast and accurate control by synchronizing all EtherCAT devices, such as vision, servos, robots, and IO with the controller.

To learn more about Omron's new Integrated Controller, click here 

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DCS Lafert Formally Introduces New Plant in San Dona di Piave 1 400x275

The new production plant is officially in operation after its formal unveiling at Lafert’s 60th anniversity celebrations in San Donà di Piave, Italy, close to the historic headquarters. 

The 130 000 sq foot plant was developed to increase production capacity and meet the growing demand for IE5 Super Premium Efficiency motors, while also providing new storage areas for raw materials and finished products. In this plant alone, Lafert is able to produce up to 1400 pieces per day and can ship 4-5 international containers per week thanks to the internal customs area. 

The project began in September 2020 with the aim of building a brand-new manufacturing plant to produce high efficiency permanent magnet motors, specifically intended for pumping applications. The plant was designed and built with extensive automated production capabilities including fully automated production lines. Today the plant employs 50 operators who have been carefully trained to work in synergy with the production lines. The plant delivers maximum comfort in the working conditions of the operators in terms of light, space, services, and other factors that affect the well-being of employees. 

 

To read more about this challenge, and the solution, click here 


 


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