By Barry Weller, product manager at Mitsubishi Electric
In order to remain competitive, it is generally accepted that industries should adopt lean manufacturing strategies to improve process efficiency.
A key action can be to reduce part count, that is to say the number of components in an assembly or system. This is particularly challenging when it comes to highly accurate cartesian coordinate (linear) motion applications.
In these cases, machine builders would often need to use both PLCs and computer numerical controllers (CNCs) in order to fully manage movement within the machine – until now. [Read more…] about How to simplify the control architecture of cartesian coordinate robots