Return to Homepage

New Controller Can Coordinate Motion for 8 Robots/72 Axes While Increasing Processing Speed and Reducing Cycle Time

The new DX200 robot controller builds on the robust process capabilities of the current DX100 controller, including: patented multiple robot control technology with coordinated motion between devices (up to eight robots/72 axes), award-winning ergonomic teach pendant, built-in PLC cell control capability, and optimized path and process control capability. The energy-saving DX200 features faster processing speeds, enhanced control-reliable safety and improved maintainability. The DX200 takes advantage of Yaskawa's Sigma-5 motor technology to optimize acceleration characteristics and reduce cycle time.

Depending on application and robot size, the DX200 conserves power consumption by as much as 38-70 percent over previous generation robots/controls. Additionally, a static load reduction function reduces motor torque by 10 percent when the robot maintains a static position (patent pending). The DX200 also conserves power during robot idle time by idling motors and fans, providing up to 25 percent energy savings.

An enhanced Functional Safety Unit (FSU) provides control-reliable zone and tool position monitoring, standstill monitoring and speed limiting. This can reduce costs for safeguarding hardware, while providing new capabilities such as collaborative tasks. The FSU can define multiple zones and monitor if the robot is inside or outside the zone. A graphic utility on the robot teach pendant aids in the setup of robot, tool and work zones. User-defined zones are displayed on the visual read out and are colored by work zone and type. The DX200 controller is compliant to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 and other relevant safety standards.

The DX200 has reduced cabling connections and improved layout to reduce the Mean Time to Repair (MTTR). Alarm troubleshooting information on the pendant, monitoring of motor torque to predict reducer wear and alerts when major power components reach designed life are some of the enhanced maintenance features.

Its extensive I/O suite includes integral PLC and HMI pendant displays, built-in ladder logic processing, 4,096 I/O and a graphical ladder editor that can provide an efficient system level control. The DX200 supports all major fieldbus networks and offers easy connection to an information infrastructure through standard network options for Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus-DP and many others. A high-speed Ethernet server and MotoPlus™ developer tools allow partners to produce higher level connectivity (HMIs from Proface) or new capabilities (Robotiq Kinetiq Teaching™) with Motoman® robots.

Want more information? Click below.

Yaskawa/Motoman

Return to Homepage

Copyright © 2017 by Nelson Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction Prohibited.
View our terms of use and privacy policy ::m::