OMRON INTRODUCES NEW NJ/NY-SERIES SYSMAC CONTROLLERS WITH INTEGRATED CNC FUNCTIONALITY

Integrated line control and CNC processes brings flexibility and increased productivity to today’s manufacturing lines OMRON Corporation (HQ: Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto. CEO: Yoshihito Yamada) announced the global release in October of its new NJ/NY-series CNC Integrated Controllers that boost the productivity of processing machines for manufacturing lines.

  • NJ-series Machine Automation Controller NJ501-5300
  • NY-series IPC Machine Controller NY532-5400-□

In these new CNC Integrated Controller series, the Sysmac Integrated Platform has been expanded to include CNC functionality, enabling high-precision complex profiling and increasing the production capacity of processing machines.

Due to changes in consumers’ needs and advances in technology, there is a growing demand for products with more diverse and complicated shapes and materials, while product lifecycles are becoming increasingly shorter. As a result, manufacturers are faced with the challenge of performing more difficult processing at higher productivity rates.

Responding to this challenge, OMRON’s CNC Integrated Controllers provide both CNC and PLC functionalities and synchronize both processes at high speed. This significantly increases the production capacity of the entire machine.

Furthermore, by adding CNC setting and G-Code programming to its Sysmac Studio platform, OMRON also provides a true Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for configuration, programming, monitoring, and 3D simulations.

The platform includes function Blocks*[1] for CNC that make program structure simple, enabling synchronization between the CNC and other processes while also reducing development time.

Features

  1. Minimize machine cycle time*[2]
  • A single controller executes programs for both PLC and CNC in one control period, enabling process synchronization.
  • Interlock time (waiting time during communications) between the CNC and other processes can be reduced by up to 75% compared to solutions using separate controllers.
  1. Simplify complex profiling
  • Versatile CNC functions including 3D interpolation and position compensation enable high-precision, complex profiling.
  • G-Code functionality allows CNC programs automatically generated by CAD/CAM software to be directly imported into the controller. This significantly reduces the time needed to design and program complex profiling solutions.
  1. Minimize development time
  • CNC setting and G-Code programming are now available in a truly Integrated Development Environment (Sysmac Studio) for configuration, programming, monitoring, and 3D simulation. This allows programs for processing machines to be developed and debugged using a single software application.
  • Function Blocks for PLC functionality, motion control and NC make program structure simple and enable synchronization between CNC and other processes.
  • Intuitive user interface reduces configuration time.

 

Main specifications

Product name NJ/NY-series NC Integrated Controller
Model NY532-5400-□ NJ501-5300
Hardware Industrial panel PC Modular controller
Screen size 15.4 inches 12.1 inches
Storage 128 GB SSD MLC 64 GB SSD SLC 128 GB SSD MLC 64 GB SSD SLC
Operating system Windows Embedded Standard 7 – 64 bit
Task Multi-tasking program
Control functionality • Logic sequence
• Motion
• Numerical control (NC)
Number of axes Max. sync axes 32 16
Sync axes per channel 4
Number of channels 8 4
Fastest cycle time 500 μs
Software tool Integrated development environment Sysmac Studio:
• Ladder, Structured Text, In-Line ST
• IEC61131-3
• PLCopen® for Motion Control and Safety
• G, M code
Graphic user interface CNC operator:
• G, M code
Program capacity 40 MB 20 MB
NC program buffer 64 MB 16 MB
Memory card SD and SDHC memory card
Built-in port Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT,
USB 3.0/2.0, DVI
EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, USB
EtherCAT slaves 192

[1] Program organization units that are defined in the IEC 61131-3 standard and enhance reuse of code.

[2] Time required for processing in a production process.