The system-level cell/robot controller is said to provide cost savings, decrease system complexity and improve overall reliability. It features an integrated “soft PLC” with increased I/O, faster scan time, support for large ladder programs and a graphical ladder editor that runs on the pendant. The controller connects to a variety of fieldbus networks, including DeviceNet, ProfiBus, EtherNet/IP and more.
The “full” control unit provides cost savings by eliminating the need for separate PLCs, the company says. The controller is available in compact DRC, TRC and QRC configurations, all of which provide the same dual-, triple- and quad-robot control capabilities in a small cabinet.
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