Supporting the GAMBICA Pavilion Omron will demonstrate the capabilities of the Sysmac Automation Platform. An Omron Delta-style robot will undertake a typical material handling application with every aspect of the machine cell being controlled by a Sysmac machine automation controller.
Sysmac offers a ‘total machine solution from controller to software’ via one machine control through one connection and one software.
“The NJ machine automation controller integrates motion, logic sequencing, vision and sensing, robotics, safety, data management, networking and machine visualisation components using the IEC-compliant Sysmac Studio software,” says Karl Walker, marketing manager, automation. “This truly integrated development environment including a custom 3D motion and simulation tool enables a new design concept to be proved before a machine is created.
“All of the control functionality is performed by advanced software engines, making the system far more flexible than traditional PLC solutions. The Sysmac NJ controller comes as standard with EtherCAT and Ethernet/ IP open networks, providing the perfect match between fast real-time machine control and data management tasks.”
Sysmac can offer impressive product development time-savings due to its integrated development environment, with a single piece of software being used to configure, programme, test and simulate a machine offline.
One particular feature likely to appeal to end users is its ability to link seamlessly to the enterprise level. Its data management tool enables integration into enterprise systems via industry-standard databases including Oracle and SQL, facilitating a two-way, free flow of data.