By Design Engineering StaffAutomation controller Denso Robotics
DENSO RC8 controller offers 3-kW output in a smaller and lighter package.
DENSO introduce its high-speed RC8 controller, a compact (12 x 18 x 3.75 inches), 3-kW output industrial robot controller that is 60 percent smaller and 45 percent lighter than the company’s previous model. The RC8 can communicate with more than 100 different types of devices using the company’s ORiN open-resource interface networking system. Its communications interfaces include 100 Base-T Ethernet, mini/hand I/O, RS-232C and USB as standard, plus CC-Link, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, parallel discrete I/O, Profibus and Profinet as optional. It features a Microsoft Windows-based graphical user interface and is ISO and UL safety compliant. Optional accessories include a 7.5-inch color touchscreen; a mini pendant with a 128 x 64 pixel LCD display, up to two additional axes and conveyor tracking. DENSO’s Wincaps III 3-D simulation software allows offline programming and remote monitoring of robot operation.