Omron: Machine Automation Controller

The Sysmac NJ Machine Automation Controller now provides direct connectivity to SQL databases, including Microsoft SQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL and Firebird.

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This enables OEMs and end-users to improve machine performance by eliminating the maintenance complexities associated with PCs and middleware, while reliably collecting data for analysis and optimization. The controller enables OEMs to build a competitive advantage with simplified traceability for their customers. It combines logic, motion, vision and database connectivity into a single platform, simplifying machine design, operation and maintenance, with seamless production traceability and data logging for measuring ROI. The unit can help OEMs differentiate their machines without requiring a change to their solution architecture or panel size. It also simplifies the design and build process because it uses just one program and software for logic, motion, vision and database connectivity. End-users benefit from reliable and consistent data collection, maximized machine uptime by virtue of the eliminated PC points of potential failure, and minimized IT maintenance costs associated with PCs and middleware. The controller is programmed with pre-made SQL function blocks, making it easy for controls programmers to read and write data to/from the SQL database at speeds up to 20 ms per transaction. The company's Sysmac Studio software is used to configure the connection to the SQL server.

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