New I/O Command-Slave Function Widens Control of DENSO Robots
Kagan Pittman posted on February 23, 2016 |

When adopting industrial robots to automate a facility, a shared programming language between machines allows for easier reprogramming and maintenance.

DENSO Corp. subsidiary DENSO Robotics, is aware of this fact.

The company recently announced its latest RC8 robot controller, which features a built-in I/O command-slave function. This function allows DENSO robots to be controlled directly by Rockwell and Omron PLCs or PACs.

Beta testing for Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and PACs is in progress.

DENSO's latest RC8 robot controller allows DENSO robots to be controlled by Rockwell and Omron PLCs or PACs. Beta testing for Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and PACs is in progress.
DENSO's latest RC8 robot controller allows DENSO robots to be controlled by Rockwell and Omron PLCs or PACs. Beta testing for Siemens and Mitsubishi PLCs and PACs is in progress.

“Ease of use has always been one of our chief considerations,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager at DENSO. “The I/O command-slave function in our RC8 controller makes it easy for customers to program and operate our robots from within their familiar PLC or PAC environment, without having to learn a specialized programming language.”

The RC8 controller weighs only 12 kg, compared to the previous RC7M model’s 22-kg weight.

The controller is ISO 10218-1 certified and can be connected with multiple devices, even without using PLCs.

DENSO Robotics website features specs, dimensions and even tutorial videos for how to use the RC8 controller, with additional materials for download.

More than 60,000 DENSO robots are currently in use across the traditional manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

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