The ABB robots are programmed in B&R's universal engineering environment just like all other automation components. The robotics controller is an integral part of the machine control application. For machine developers, it makes no difference whether they have to integrate a single motion control axis or an entire robot into the machine. The tools, the engineering environment and the B&R contact person are always the same.
Since the robot no longer requires a dedicated controller, all interfaces between the machine and the robot are eliminated. The movements of the robot and all of the machine's motion control axes can be synchronized with microsecond precision. Thanks to the integration, the robotics no longer require a separate control cabinet and operator panel. Hardware costs, development overhead and machine footprint all shrink dramatically.
- Less hardware
- Smaller machine footprint
- Easier application development