ABB's OmniCore Controller

Jul 23, 2018

ABB's OmniCore Controller is ready to handle the toughest of challenges while improving the performance and reliability of your factory floor. It will help provide class-leading path accuracy, high speeds, expert precision, and fast cycle times to your production line. Furthermore, this controller family has the software solutions necessary to turn industrial robots into collaborative robots.

As con­sumer expec­ta­tions con­tin­ue to rise, ABB is bring­ing new and improved ways to help man­u­fac­tur­ers keep their automa­tion sys­tems in-line with the fac­to­ry of the future. This is espe­cial­ly seen with their new­ly announced Omni­Core Con­trollers, built to tack­le the tough­est chal­lenges and fur­ther improve the per­for­mance and reli­a­bil­i­ty of sin­gle robots or entire fleets. This fam­i­ly of con­trollers will sup­port the 247 oper­a­tion needs where time to mar­ket, high through­put, and yield are imper­a­tive to stay competitive.

ABB OmniCore Robot Controller

Unlock the Full Potential

The Omni­Core con­trollers will help unlock the full poten­tial of the dig­i­tal and con­nect­ed fac­to­ry where agili­ty is key for this new era of man­u­fac­tur­ing. They offer the broad­est motion con­trol options and increased tai­lored solu­tions for the con­nect­ed Fac­to­ry of the Future. The impres­sive range of con­trollers in the Omni­Core fam­i­ly are built on the her­itage of the IRC5, where ABB’s class lead­ing path accu­ra­cy, high speeds, expert pre­ci­sion, and fast cycle times are the norm. It will also ensure con­ve­nient con­nec­tiv­i­ty and dig­i­tal­iza­tion, improved inter­faces, and a great­ly sim­pli­fied user experience. 

Increase Floor Space Utilization

This new ABB robot con­troller line offers a 50% reduc­tion in size with­out any com­pro­mise to per­for­mance. This helps increase floor space uti­liza­tion and max­i­mize instal­la­tion flex­i­bil­i­ty. It con­tin­ues to bring same big results with the same best-in-class motion con­trol, supe­ri­or pre­ci­sions, short cycle times, and fast speeds. 

There is also a wide array of mount­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties avail­able to pro­vide high­est flex­i­bil­i­ty in pro­duc­tion lay­out (table­top, rack­mount, and ver­ti­cal mount). 

Ver­sa­tile and Expandable

ABB’s Omni­Core is also ver­sa­tile and expand­able as it is equipped with dif­fer­ent offer­ings such as field­bus pro­to­cols, vision solu­tions, and force control. 

Short­er and faster prod­uct cycles mean that peo­ple need to work clos­er and more spo­rad­i­cal­ly with pro­duc­tion process­es. Shut­ting down a robot each time a per­son gets near is not pro­duc­tive. ABB’s new con­troller is well pre­pared for this with SafeMove 2, a soft­ware solu­tion that turns indus­tri­al robots into col­lab­o­ra­tive robots, keep­ing peo­ple safe and robots productive. 

Also built into the new con­troller are ABB Abil­i­ty dig­i­tal plat­form, ABB Abil­i­ty Con­nect­ed Ser­vices, and Robot­Ware 7, the most pow­er­ful and intu­itive oper­at­ing sys­tem. Robot­Ware 7’s fea­tures and func­tions make the robots more capa­ble than ever. 

ABB Omnicore Teach Pendant

Intu­itive FlexPendant

The inter­face for the con­trollers is a mod­ern, pow­er­ful, and intu­itive Flex­Pen­dant that has exten­sive cus­tomiza­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties. It is an ergonom­i­cal­ly designed large mul­ti-touch dis­play with stan­dard ges­tures such as pinch, swipe, and tap. It also is hot swap­pable to help accel­er­ate robot deploy­ment and main­te­nance; you can unplug dur­ing oper­a­tion and share it among sev­er­al robots.

It is an excit­ing time in indus­tri­al robot man­u­fac­tur­ing with great chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties that we have nev­er had before. ABB’s robots and con­trollers are going to change the way we look at man­u­fac­tur­ing. They excel at cre­at­ing prod­ucts that con­duct tasks in a high­ly effi­cient man­ner, deliv­er­ing unsur­passed flex­i­bil­i­ty, con­nec­tiv­i­ty, and per­for­mance capa­bil­i­ties. This con­troller fam­i­ly is cur­rent­ly designed to sup­port the new small robots, includ­ing YuMi. The oth­er ABB robots com­pat­i­bil­i­ty will be rolled out gradually. 

If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the Omni­Core con­trollers, con­tact Robots​.com experts today. We take pride in our cus­tomer ser­vice and abil­i­ty to find the per­fect solu­tion for people’s exact needs. Robots​.com rep­re­sen­ta­tives can be reached online or at 8777626881.

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