OMRON Roles out the Next Generation Machine Automation Controller Series
Omron has announced the development of next generation Sysmac, a machine automation controller series along with its related software. The new series is in line with company’s 10 year strategy of “Value Generation 2020”, with an aim to create an unique new value in factory automation field. The new Sysmac NJ series is a first step in achieving this goal. Omron with collaboration with Intel Corporation has completely overhauled its automation controllers and software architecture.
The new series incorporates Intel’s latest high speed MPU, the Intel® Atom™ Processor and Omron’s know how in factory automation market. At the start Omron will introduce controllers capable of seamlessly connecting variety of I/O devices such as servo drivers and vision sensors capable of high performance motion control, which can control the entire system with one single device. The new controllers are in compliance with international programming standard IEC 61131-3, allowing users to select the programming languages that will most suits the functions of their machinery. Omron’s programming software, Sysmac Studio incorporates Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), offering the latest user interface, integrated setting methods, and operability I/O device configurations. Omron will exhibit the new controllers during the “System Control Fair (SCF) 2011” to be held in November 2011 in Japan.