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Beckhoff Automation Introduces TwinCAT Robotic Control
New robotics software advances scientific automation: robotics, motion control, and PLC on one PC platform.
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Sep 27, 2010
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To further integrate robot control into its dyanamic PC-based software platform, Minneapolis-based Beckhoff Automation has released its new TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation software. With this release, TwinCAT software now extends its standard machine sequencing and motion control capability to Delta- and SCARA-type robot mechanisms with a Kinematic Transformation option.   

This eliminates the need for a dedicated robot controller, the associated software, and handshaking routines in applications that require a robot to handle part loading/unloading tasks.  Since the robot control is in the same controller, the robot movements can be tightly coordinated with non-robotic motion such as conveyors and other moving mechanisms. The PC-based control platform from Beckhoff unites PLC, motion control, and robotics all on one multi-tasking hardware and software platform—an important milestone to achieving “scientific automation. ”

Beckhoff’s TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation software provides the user with a series of advantages:

  • Eliminates the separate CPU required for robot control
  • Reduces engineering costs: configuration, parameterization, and diagnostics
  • Provides better performance and a higher degree of accuracy because of direct interfaces; complex communication between separate CPUs is eliminated

For more information, go to www.beckhoff.com/TwinCAT.


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