OMRON has announced the launch of NJ501-R controller that controls fully automated Robotic production system and perfectly synchronize robots and control equipments.
This Integrated controller perfectly synchronizes automation technology so customers can improve the speed and accuracy of their production, simulate entire production equipment without having to deploy physical equipment, simplify maintenance, and reduce time-to-market during the design, planning, commissioning, and changeover processes.
The new NJ501-R controller is based on OMRON’s industry leading NJ series of machine controllers for industrial automation. By using the “Robotic Integrated Controller,” it has become possible to automate advanced and complex manual work that had been previously completed by human workers.
The advanced and seamless control of the “Robotic Integrated Controller” automates inserting and assembling processes that require delicate and skillful processing. The robots and equipment are controlled and fully synchronized in real-time by a single controller, improving device performance, and achieving the world’s highest level of throughput.
Integration of the Construction Process
OMRON has a unique concept called “innovative-Automation.” With the introduction of the “Robotic Integrated Controller,” OMRON is accelerating the evolution of the three “i’s” of innovation: integrated, intelligent, and interactive.
The Key Features and Benefits of the Integrated Controller are that the complex manual work that could only be conducted by humans can now be completed by robots. This integration automates skilled workers’ techniques in the manufacturing field and realizes highly synchronized robots and equipment. The programming language for the PLC and robot is unified in the generic IEC language, which allows engineers who typically manage PLCs the ability to also manage robots as well.
With OMRON’s simulation technology, one can verify equipment performance at the early stage of equipment design, allowing mechanical designers and electrical designers to design in parallel.
To run the simulation, the user can use the emulation function in Sysmac Studio. The system does not require a connection to the actual machine for operation verification. Also, the production capacity of the robot equipment can be monitored digitally. By re-using previous digitalized assets, it is easier to establish the next facility.