DENSO Robotics announced that its latest RC8 robot controller features a built-in I/O command-slave function that 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.
“Ease of use has always one of our chief considerations,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Products & Services Americas, Inc. “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.”
DENSO is the world’s largest manufacturer—and user—of small assembly robots, employing more than 17,000 of its robots in its own facilities. More than 60,000 additional DENSO robots are used by other companies worldwide, giving DENSO the largest market share in this segment by far.
The compact, high-speed robots are widely used in traditional manufacturing sectors, as well as in advanced-technology applications in the medical, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.