Controller for up to 8 robots, functional safety for zone, tool position monitoring

Yaskawa's DX200 robot controller features multiple robot control technology for up to eight robots as well as a Functional Safety Unit (FSU) for control-reliable zone and tool position monitoring.

November 26, 2013

Yaskawa’s DX200 robot controller builds on the process capabilities of the current DX100 controller, with multiple robot control technology with coordinated motion between devices (up to eight robots/72 axes), an ergonomic teach pendant, built-in PLC cell control capability, and optimized path and process control capability.

An enhanced Functional Safety Unit (FSU) provides control-reliable zone and tool position monitoring, standstill monitoring and speed limiting. This can reduce costs for safeguarding hardware, while providing new capabilities such as collaborative tasks. The FSU can define multiple zones and monitor if the robot is inside or outside the zone. A graphic utility on the robot teach pendant aids in the setup of robot, tool and work zones. User-defined zones are displayed on the visual read out and are colored by work zone and type. The DX200 controller is compliant to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 and other relevant safety standards.

The DX200 has reduced cabling connections and improved layout to reduce the Mean Time to Repair (MTTR). Alarm troubleshooting information on the pendant, monitoring of motor torque to predict reducer wear and alerts when major power components reach designed life are some of the enhanced maintenance features.

Its extensive I/O suite includes integral PLC and HMI pendant displays, built-in ladder logic processing, 4,096 I/O and a graphical ladder editor that can provide an efficient system level control. The DX200 supports all major fieldbus networks and offers easy connection to an information infrastructure. A high-speed Ethernet server and MotoPlus developer tools allow partners to produce higher level connectivity (HMIs from Proface) or new capabilities (Robotiq Kinetiq Teaching) with Motoman robots.

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