We have introduced our new NJ1 and NX7 machine controllers. This further expands the range of Machine Automation Controllers that are at the heart of the Sysmac Automation Platform (hereinafter "Sysmac"). The release of NJ1 and NX7 enables a wide range of automation solutions from cutting-edge, advanced production systems to simple machines.
Industry's Fastest* Machine Automation Controller NX7
The new NX7 is the flagship model that offers speed without compromising reliability. It provides the industry's fastest* processing speed thanks to the Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor and large memory capacity. Focusing on the future of sophisticated production sites using IoT, we have developed this integrated controller to provide users with scalability beyond the framework of previous controllers and PLCs.
*Processing speed. Based on our investigation in March 2015.
Basic machine controller NJ1
The scalability of the machine automation controller range is further complemented by the new NJ1, the entry level Machine Automation Controller with up to 2 axes and fully compatible with NJ5/NJ3 Machine Automation Controllers. The NJ1 enables the Sysmac solution to fit in existing production equipment. Sharing a common concept, dimensions, general specifications, and functions, the NJ1 is ideal for machines with or without a low number of axes. With architecture that can quickly incorporate the latest information communication technology (ICT), Sysmac offers a highly innovative manufacturing environment. It does this by creating a variety of application functionalities with software and connecting our own and third party factory automation hardware and design tools such as 3D simulators.
Answering the global trend
Today’s manufacturing companies are under pressure to respond quickly to a wide variety of increasing new consumer needs. This pressure has prompted these companies to innovate their manufacturing production sites by leveraging IoT, Big Data, and other ICT developments. Anticipating the associated changes in the needs of manufacturing companies, we are committed to further develop Sysmac and other innovative factory automation devices to enhance its service and engineering support for manufacturers.
Sysmac automation platform
Since the release of NJ5 in 2011, we have offered application engines that include database connectivity and robotics. In addition, the range of peripheral devices such as high-speed I/O Units, Drive, Safety Components, and Vision Sensors has been expanded. The release of new Machine Automation Controllers enables Sysmac to be even more easily adopted at production sites. Leveraging the benefits of Sysmac, we have created innovative solutions by harnessing its Sensing and Control technology, its accumulated know-how, and its collaboration with third parties.