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New Robot Control Boasts Flexibility, Reliability

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

ABB has launched OmniCore digital robot controllers, designed for maximum performance and reliability during 24/7 rapid-cycle-time factory operations. The controllers’ high path accuracy increases throughput and decreases cycle times, according to company officials.

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OmniCore-family controllers reportedly provide flexibility when integrating robots into the digital-factory ecosystem, whether manufacturers need standardized motion control or more tailored solutions. These controllers offer 50-percent-smaller footprints than previous models, delivering maximized installation flexibility and floor-space utilization. This allows robotic solutions to be flexibly tailored to a variety of existing and new production lines.

The company’s ABB Ability digital offering and Connected Services are built in, as is SafeMove2 safety software. OmniCore controllers seamlessly connect with a variety of fieldbuses, advanced vision systems and force control as part of a greater digital ecosystem, claim ABB officials.

ABB: new.abb.com/products/robotics/controllers/omnicore


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