Automation Control Integrates Motion, Safety Control

Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces its iQ-R control series incorporating sequence, motion, safety, process and C language control into one platform.

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces its iQ-R control series incorporating sequence, motion, safety, process and C language control into one platform. The control platform is designed for applications requiring integrated motion and safety control, tight synchronization between various processes and high throughput. It is designed for applications within the automotive, material handling and electronics manufacturing industries, among others.

The integrated design enables machines or production lines to consolidate control in one rack. The system can have as many as four CPUs per rack for various combinations of motion, sequence or process control.

Key features of the iQ-R Series include 0.98-nanosecend execution speed, high-speed bus, GX Works3 programming software with built-in functions and configuration screens, CC-Link IE field network with deterministic performance over industrial Ethernet, and a built-in SD memory card database.

The platform is said to easily integrate with other automation products such as the GOT2000-series HMI and MR-J4-series amplifiers through templates and function blocks.

According to the company, the clean control design enables communication between controllers across the backplane, eliminating the need for complex wiring that can add points of error. The control also offers a variety of security features to protect intellectual property and ensure system integrity, including a security key feature to prevent unauthorized execution of programs.