Generally speaking, when a robot made by a robotic OEM is integrated into a piece of packaging machinery like a case packer or cartoner, the robot comes with its own controller while the packaging machinery components are controlled by a PLC. The two controllers must interface for the total system to function.
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The Allen-Bradley Armor GuardLogix programmable automation controller (PAC) from Rockwell Automation provides users with high-performance, multidisciplined control in a controller that can be installed directly on-machine, simplifying the machine architecture and reducing the system footprint.
Dako’s compact robotic bottling system frees up vital production floor space, increases speed, and reduces labor costs, filling different bottle shapes and sizes with no mechanical setup between production runs.
Aerotech's A3200 MotionPAC is a software-based Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that is completely integrated with Aerotech's A3200 motion controller to increase programming efficiency, decrease development time and to increase quality.
Designed for multi-discipline systems requiring at least one sequence CPU, the iQ Platform from Mitsubishi Electric integrates individual sequence, motion, CNC, and robot control onto a single back-plane rack.
Athena Controls Inc. launches Maestro, a system of affordable temperature controllers, sensors and data recorders for process equipment used to manufacture fast moving consumer packaged goods (FMCG), such as snacks, confectionary, baked goods and prepared foods.