Robot Controls & Controllers

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Mobile Robot Development Kit includes all the basics.

September 9, 2015

Helping developers and researchers reduce time and effort required to develop mobile robots, SentiBotics Development Kit v2.0 provides basic robot infrastructure, hardware, component-tuning, and robotic software functionality. Kit specifically includes tracked reference mobile robotic platform, 3D vision system, modular robotic arm, and Robot Operating System (ROS) framework-based software. Full source code, robotics algorithm descriptions, and programming samples are also included. Read More

Robotics, Controls & Controllers

Robot Controller utilizes EtherNet/IP safety software.

June 18, 2015

Available for DX200 Robot Controller Platform, EtherNet/IP™ Safety Software simplifies workcell installation and integration by minimizing amount of robot control wiring required. EtherNet/IP safety interface can be used with or without Functional Safety Unit capability, allowing wide range of safety control options. Software requires no additional hardware in robot controller, and operates by allowing exchange of safety input/output data between robot controller and safety PLC. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Conversion Kit removes vehicle operators from harm's way.

February 10, 2015

By transforming manned industrial vehicles into unmanned robots, DriveRobotics™ add-on applique kit lets building demolition and roadside construction companies convert to unmanned operations whenever operators face hazardous situations. This commercial robotic system, which can also be installed in new vehicles and existing fleets, eliminates need for spotter. Remote-control capabilities enable or facilitate machine use in demanding applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Industrial Robot Controller measures 12.2 x 17.7 x 17.4 in.

February 3, 2015

Along with clean operator panel, second generation IRC5C features cable connections designed for facilitated access and use. External connectors are available for all signals, and built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system is standard. TrueMove™ and QuickMove™ technologies promote such capabilities as accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability, and synchronization with external devices. Design also facilitates integration of additional hardware and sensors. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software, Robotics

Multi-Robot Controller operates unmanned ground vehicles.

October 17, 2014

Running on touchscreen tablet using Android-based app, uPoint™ Multi-Robot Control System simplifies robot operations including driving, manipulation, and inspection. Virtual joystick allows users to touch and drag anywhere on main video feed to steer robot, while predictive drive lines help guide operators through tight spots. With video recording function, users can capture digital evidence and upload it to cloud or secure network where files can be managed, retrieved, and shared. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Material Handling Robots offer 700 or 900 mm reach.

September 8, 2014

Designed with no offset in axis two, IRB 1200 Series delivers long stroke that allows robot to be placed close to work piece and still be functional. Standard variants include 700 mm reach model with payload up to 7 kg, and 900 mm model with payload up to 5 kg. Both can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection optional. With Ethernet port, 4 air ducts, and 10 customer signals, robots can be integrated with other equipment. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Soldering Robot offers variable diameter laser beam.

July 31, 2014

Adjustable for each soldering pattern, Multi-phi Laser Soldering System enables components to be soldered from any direction without interference. Variable diameter laser beam optimizes energetic conversion into heat, so system provides optimal conditions for each component and pattern. Further, system is immovable with fixed z-axis distance and its variable is 0.004-0.12 in. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Streamlined Delta Robot Controller increases productivity.

April 23, 2013

Comprised of Delta robot hardware platform and software controller, Gemini 4 has streamlined design that helps increase acceleration and pick rates while maintaining gentle product handling, process reliability, and quality. Operators can run up to 8 Delta robots and 16 conveyors, and use of same head, regardless of pack size or style, eliminates changeover downtime. HMI can store instructions for production of multiple products, accelerating setup and reducing changeover time to 1 min. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Portable Teach Pendant aids robot programming and operation.

February 8, 2013

Featuring ergonomic housing and position of center of gravity that reduce operator fatigue, reisPAD allows operation and programming via 10.4 in. touch display with clearly arranged, large, soft-key buttons. On operating panel, there is only emergency-stop button and permission key for release of robot movements. Operation can be learned intuitively and is done via maximum of 2 operating menus. Control is further facilitated via scrollbars, rotary knobs, and trackballs on touch display. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robot Controller complies with global safety standards.

January 28, 2013

Featuring 12 x 18 in. footprint and 3.75 in. height, 8-axis Model RC8 can communicate with over 100 different types of devices using ORiN™ open-resource interface networking system. Industrial robot controller includes 100 Base-T Ethernet, mini/hand I/O, RS232C, and USB communication interfaces as standard, plus CC-Link, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, parallel discrete I/O, Profibus, and Profinet as options. Microsoft Windows-based GUI minimizes robot setup time. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Mechanical Power Transmission

MIMO Control System enhances and simplifies Gantry application.

January 7, 2013

Gantry, The Elmo Way combines distributed motion control with servo tuning tools. System provides precise control with 2 servo drives that operate as one integrated unit and can be mounted anywhere. Eliminating need for dedicated motion controller or extra moving cables, design employs MIMO communications; one servo drive is configured as master, with second drive following its lead and sending feedback data. Software guides user through implementation in GUI format. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robot Control System uses tablet PC for programming.

July 11, 2012

ROBOTstar-VI control generation with reisPAD tablet format portable teach pendant lets programmer operate robot via UI and without any mechanical or electrical operating elements. Along with scratch-resistant, 10.4 in., multi-touch display, network-compatible reisPAD offers BalancedUse for right/left operation, sharePAD for use of any number of robots, and wirelessTEACH features. All functions, except Emergency-Off and permission key, can be activated via touchscreen. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Controller is available for large robots.

January 11, 2012

PMC variant of IRC5 Panel Mount Robotic Controller can be integrated into large robots. It consists of large drive module and standard IRC5 control module that can be separately mounted in variety of configurations, which gives machine builders flexibility to create custom enclosures to best protect electronics for specific harsh environments. Up to 4 drive modules may be connected to same control module for multiple robot control (MultiMove) or control of additional axes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Compact Robot Controller works with various robot series.

February 3, 2011

Desktop-sized controller, IRC5 Compact, supports 6-axis IRB 120 robot as well as IRB 140 and 260, IRB 360 FlexPicker(TM), IRB 1410, and IRB 1600 robot series. Design is compatible with standard and panel-mount IRC-5 controllers, providing same functionality in portable model: motion control, FlexPendant programming, RAPID language, and communications. Commissioning is facilitated by one-phase power input, external connectors for all signals, and expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

PLC and Robot Controller support wireless communication.

September 14, 2010

Combining AC500 PLC with IRC5 robot controller, integrated unit supports up to 3 local I/O boards plus bus communications for remote I/Os, providing single point of control for range of production cell functions, including peripheral production equipment such as grippers, feeders, and ancillary machines. DeviceNet, PROFIBUS DP, CANopen, and Modbus TCP are supported, as well as wireless communications, making integrated controller suitable for virtually any factory site. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robot Controller features integrated PLC.

August 31, 2010

Combining AC500 PLC with IRC5 robot controller, integrated unit provides up to 3 local I/O boards plus bus communications for remote I/Os, offering single point of control for range of production cell functions, including grippers, feeders, and ancillary machines. All main communications standards, including DeviceNet, PROFIBUS DP, CANopen, and Modbus TCP are supported, as well as wireless communications. To facilitate programming and operation, software framework is included. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robot Controller includes ergonomic teach pendant.

April 6, 2010

Kawasaki D Series Controller features CPU with multiple processors, with processing speed between CPU and digital servo drives suitable for optimizing motion control. High-speed signal monitoring of E-stop and collision detection circuits minimizes risk of system failure. Product supports any network communications protocol, and uses K-Logic sequencer for configuration without external PLC. Incorporating teach pendant interface touchscreen, unit allows control of up to 16 axes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

PC-Based Controller comes in 19 in. rack mount size.

April 5, 2010

Supplied in single-box chassis that contains control unit (PC) and drive unit (amps), RC420 robot controller has passive backplane, shock mount drive bay, and 200 W power supply. EPSON RC+ Control Software, included, facilitates use, while SPEL+ language accommodates system designers throughout world. Powered by 850 MHz Intel® Celeron® CPU, controller features 128 MB PC100 SDRAM, removable 20 GB hard drive, as well as various connectivity and expansion options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Cell Control System comes with touch-screen operation.

March 16, 2010

Slim designed Wolf Cell Control offers complete robotic cell control from one location from anywhere in world using WolfLink(TM) remote systems support. Numerous control screens control welding process including system diagnostics, overall equipment effectiveness, automatic cycling, service, and alarms. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Hardware Kits monitor position of up to 3 robot axes.

May 8, 2009

Available for RTU and track or gantry robots, BZL Robot Zone Limit Systems provide diverse, complementary, and redundant position monitoring for up to 3 robot axes to help recapture lost productivity. Systems offer flexibility to adjust zone angles and locations while providing means to mute personnel sensing devices per requirements of ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999. Pre-engineered kits include all mounting hardware, complementary cams, and multiple position switch in mechanical or inductive versions. Read More