COMAU and B&R assimilate robotics into machine control

Posted on 21 Jun 2016 by The Manufacturer

With the introduction of openROBOTICS, partners COMAU and B&R are opening up new dimensions of robotics integration for machinery and production lines.

The solution is based on a full lineup of COMAU robots that handle payloads ranging from 3 – 650kg.

Traditionally, robotics and machinery have always relied on separate controllers or gateways.

COMAU robots all over the world can now be completely and seamlessly integrated into machines and production lines equipped with B&R automation components.

B&R’s Walter Burgstaller explained: “The customer simply selects the desired COMAU robot in the Automation Studio engineering environment.

“With mapp technology, the robot can then be effortlessly incorporated in – and perfectly synchronised with – the machine’s automation software. Conventional solutions with cumbersome interfaces will never achieve this kind of usability and performance.”

COMAU Robotics’ Tobias Daniel commented: “With completely uniform programming for every component in the line – including the robotics – our customers around the world gain the full benefit of holistic approaches to operation, diagnostics and maintenance.

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