Improve Integration Capabilities with Motoman's MLX300

Sep 16, 2017

The MLX family continues to advance as seen with the MLX300 software. The MLX300 is an add-on to the DX200 and YRC1000 controllers to enable even better integration capabilities. Contact experts today to get started with the MLX300 software upgrade.

Motoman MLX 300 Software Programming

Pro­gram­ming Motoman Robots con­tin­ues to get eas­i­er as the MLX Fam­i­ly con­tin­ues to advance; seen with the lat­est mem­ber, the MLX300. The MLX300 by Motoman is a soft­ware add-on to the DX200 and YRC 1000 con­trollers that enables the same inte­gra­tion capa­bil­i­ties as the MLX200 and more. Used with Rock­well Automa­tion Pro­gram­ma­ble Log­ic Con­trollers (PLCs), the MLX fam­i­ly (200 or 300) will help pro­vide a sim­ple and quick way to devel­op, train, and sup­port your per­son­nel once your staff has a good under­stand­ing of Rock­well Automa­tion RSLogix soft­ware. Motoman’s MLX is an ide­al solu­tion for mate­r­i­al han­dling, pal­letiz­ing, and assem­bly applications.

The MLX200 is specif­i­cal­ly designed to inter­face PLCs and Motoman robots where all con­trol and pro­gram­ming is com­plet­ed through Add-On Instruc­tions on the PLC.

The advances in the MLX300 offer the abil­i­ty to pro­gram, con­fig­ure, main­tain, and trou­bleshoot through the PLC inter­face with­out learn­ing a sep­a­rate robot pro­gram­ming lan­guage. It is the 3rd gen­er­a­tion solu­tion for envi­ron­ments requir­ing robots to inte­grate with PLCs. 

This lat­est gen­er­a­tion of the MLX fam­i­ly helps to expand the capa­bil­i­ties of the MLX200 by increas­ing the num­ber of robots sup­port­ed, this includes all DX200 mate­r­i­al han­dling robots and all YRC1000 GP-fam­i­ly robots. Fur­ther­more, the MLX3000 pro­vides sup­port for the Func­tion­al Safe­ty Uni­ty (FSU) capa­bil­i­ties of the DX200 and YRC1000 con­trollers and does not require any addi­tion­al ser­vo dri­ves or pan­els. Up to four robots or posi­tion­ers can be con­trolled by a sin­gle MLX300 sys­tem. These robots would be non-coordinated.

Some oth­er ben­e­fits of MLX300 include an easy-to-use library of func­tion blocks and sam­ple pro­grams, a full set of HMI screens that help to reduce sys­tem imple­men­ta­tion time, and the fact that the motor­man robot pro­gram­ming lan­guage INFORM, does not require a sep­a­rate pro­gram­ming language.

The MLX300 pro­vides a well-inte­grat­ed envi­ron­ment that com­bines indus­try-lead­ing robot tech­nol­o­gy with the knowl­edge of the PLC pro­gram­mer. With­in the RSLogix 5000/​Studio Logix Design­er envi­ron­ment, Add-On Instruc­tions (AOIs) are used to pro­gram the robots. Many algo­rithms, kine­mat­ic solu­tions, and tests have helped to reach and main­tain an opti­mum per­for­mance standard.

It is now appar­ent that the MLX300 will be a great ben­e­fit to your pro­duc­tion line. It pro­vides an inter­face that allows users to deploy and sup­port a broad range of Motoman robots, take own­er­ship of their robot­ic appli­ca­tions, and eas­i­ly pro­gram and con­trol of Motoman robots. 

Robots​.com rep­re­sen­ta­tives have over 35 years of inte­grat­ing soft­ware and hard­ware solu­tions into pro­duc­tion lines. They are ready to dis­cuss all of your options and design the per­fect solu­tion to fit your pro­duc­tion needs. Con­tact the experts at Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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