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Programmable Multi-Axis Controller

Global industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas offers a programmable multi-axis controller in its CK3M family. "This next-generation motion controller delivers never-before-seen output speeds and enables nano-level, high-precision positioning," said an Omron spokesperson.

Motion controller output speeds are reaching 50 µs/5 axes with the controller from Omron. "Omron combined superior motion control capability originally developed by Delta Tau Systems (now part of Omron) with its own advanced design technologies inside a compact and streamlined housing," added the spokesperson.

Built with the needs of automotive and semiconductor manufacturing in mind, the CK3M controller allows nanoscale motion control designed to keep production lines flexible enough to accommodate the needs of the future. Both of these industries are facing more complex manufacturing requirements, such as increasingly miniaturized, 3-D-structured semiconductor devices and more complex automotive components (both internal and external) that incorporate more diverse materials than before.

Today's manufacturing machines - as well as those of the future - require increasingly precise positioning and path control that can be most effectively achieved through the synchronized control of high-resolution encoders, motors and other devices. The CK3M is designed to facilitate fully synchronized motion control by providing connectivity to virtually any motor or encoder using EtherCAT and encoder communication protocols.

"Machine builders can avoid developing their own controller boards as well as specialized control algorithms to integrate a separate controller for each device when just a single controller is needed for high-speed synchronized control," said the spokesperson. "As an all-in-one control solution, the CK3M significantly lowers the cost of design changes due to the discontinuation of used parts. In addition to the benefits of fully synchronized motion control, the CK3M makes it possible to use ANSI C or an original programming language so that machine builders can create their own control algorithms."

Machine builders can incorporate their own advanced control with its support for ANSI C or an original programming language.

For more information contact:

Omron Automation Americas

2895 Greenspoint Parkway, Suite 200

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

800-556-6766 / 847-843-7900

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