Robot manufacturer Yaskawa Motoman Robotics and factory communications specialist Rockwell Automation have joined forces to offer the MLX100 Robot Gateway. This new control option makes it possible to deploy, program, and support a wide variety of Motoman robots with RSLogix software technology.
Easy to Use, Configure:
Since RSLogix 5000 software environment is already widely accepted and understood, the MLX100 Robot Gateway solution dramatically shortens the learning curve when it comes to implementing robotic automation.
MLX Robotics Gateway uses Add-On-Instructions (AOIs) in the RSLogix to program the robots. The MLX100 is a PAC/PLC backplane attachment that works to communicate with drives which are then matched to individual robot servos. The new system can be used to program and support robots with payload ranges of 2-160kg, 4-15 axes, and a reach of more than 3m.
Multiple Uses, Applications:
The MLX Robot Gateway is suitable for a number of different applications and settings. Utilize MLX100 for palletizing, packaging, and other material handling jobs. Rockwell Automation and Yaskawa Motoman Robotics believe MLX100 will be of particular interest to companies with a material handling needs within food, beverage, home, health, and beauty industries.