NX1 Machine Automation Controller

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NX1 brings advanced control in a miniaturized size

The manufacturing industry is under pressure to keep boosting productivity without compromising on quality. Global production and flexible production are required to satisfy diverse consumer needs. In addition, manufacturers need to control quality and enhance safety to meet advanced regulatory requirements. In order to fulfill these requirements, it is crucial to utilize information, take safety measures, control quality, and at the same time improve production efficiency.
Omron’s NX1 Machine Automation Controller offers three industrial Ethernet ports and a power supply are housed in a compact design with a width of 66 mm. The NX1 provides key functionality to integrate control and information for advanced manufacturing applications. The new controller contributes to the pursuit of productivity improvements.

 

 
INFORMATION

Two built-in ports OPC UA functionality
Modbus/TCP, FINS Enhanced security
EtherNet/IP

PRODUCTION LINE

Motion control of 4/6/8/12 axes Up to 64 slaves
EtherCAT

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EMBEDDED POWER SUPPLY

DC power supply without battery backup

 
NX BUS

Up to 32 local NX I/O units

 

 


Integrated safety across production lines

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The NX1 is the first in the world to integrate two different open networks: EtherNet/IP™ for
 scalable safety control in production lines and EtherCAT® for fast safety control in machines.
Furthermore, it integrates safety control into machine control in lines that require fast  cycle
 times. This integration allows you to standardize machines and build flexible lines.

  • Improves production efficiency while optimizing information utilization, safety measures, and quality control
  • Improves manufacturing productivity with high-speed, high-precision control
  • High-speed in-line inspection
  • Real-time traceability


COMMON ISSUES:
 

Customers compromise between production efficiency and information utilization/safety measures/quality control

INFORMATION – Production cycle time is increased due to data traceability requirements. Full traceability is required to meet high-level quality standards.


SAFETY – Safety measures make setup and troubleshooting difficult. Separate safety control for machines and lines and separate controllers for machine control and safety are required. Line and machine design is time-consuming, and safety measures have to be redesigned when the layout is changed.


QUALITY – Production lead time is increased due to additional inspections and tight quality control. Adding inspections to maintain quality increases production lead time. When special machines with built-in PC that collect and process data at high speeds are used for inspections, maintenance becomes difficult. Instead, acceptance sampling is conducted offline.

 

 

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