Performance and practicality for machine control
Modern machine control requires system-wide synchronisation of motion axes with microsecond accuracy. The NX I/O system offers this timing accuracy and repeatability for a wide variety of in- and outputs. Its ultra-fast internal bus system is synchronised with the Distributed Clock of the EtherCAT network, resulting in system-wide deterministic I/O operation.Ideal match with Sysmac Machine automation controllers and CJ2-series PLC'sSynchronous I/O updates, system-wide, with less than 1 μs jitter using EtherCATHigh density: up to 16 digital or 8 analog signals in 12 mm widthRemovable wiring terminals for easy system assembly and testing
Omron chose EtherCAT as control network for the Sysmac NJ Machine Controller series. The convenience of standard Ethernet cabling combined with extremely fast on-the-fly data exchange have resulted in a new machine control architecture. The resulting openness, modularity and determinism are the key elements in today's machine automation.
Using open standards for programming and networking assure exchangeability and interoperability with external systems
Modularity allows flexibility in system configurations for fast adaptation to end-user requirements
Determinism is needed to keep control of the machine while increasing performance and accuracy