Drives, motion control, robotics, system engineering and information technology are the mainstays of Japanese company YASKAWA. In fact, it was YASKAWA that first coined the term "mechatronics", which it had registered as a trademark in 1971. The company is one of the few worldwide that can offer components and solutions for virtually every industry from one company. Among its latest achievements is the "Singular Control" solution, which enables users to take control of robots, servo drives, frequency converters and I/O systems with just a single controller. The new MP3300iec RBT compact machine controller now also helps the whole system work even better.
When it comes to performance, the new MP3300iec RBT is certainly a heavyweight addition to YASKAWA's MP3000 range. Uniform application programming is carried out exclusively using the "MotionWorks IEC" software tool with industry-standard PLCopen and YASKAWA-specific function blocks that are available free of charge and are designed to greatly simplify system programming. The range of functions is further extended with the integration of visualization systems and camera systems, as well as with conveyor tracking, a group toolbox and many more features. Thanks to the "Singular Control" solution, mechanical engineers and other users can now incorporate robots into existing architectures without needing a special programming device or a proprietary robot programming language. In the future, the controller's firmware will take care of calculating the motion sequences of individual robot axes or delta and customer-specific kinematics. That means programmers can focus entirely on the actual application at hand.
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