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Beckhoff Automation Introduces TwinCAT Robotic Control

Beckhoff Automation Introduces TwinCAT Robotic Control

In order to further integrate robot control into its dyanamic PC-based software platform, Beckhoff Automation has released the new TwinCAT(R) 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.

Beckhoff's "TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation" software provides the user with a series of considerable advantages:

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

Beckhoff Automation Introduces TwinCAT Robotic Control
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