With the KUKA.PLC mxAutomation control software, it is possible for external controllers with an embedded PLC to command KUKA robots on the basis of elementary motion instructions. This provides an easy route to implementing a central, customer-friendly operator control concept for robot-controlled production machines.
The outstanding kinematic and safety-relevant functions of the KUKA KR C4 controller remain fully available since the mxAutomation command interpreter of the KR C4 communicates the PLC commands to the path planning module, which sets the robot in motion with the accustomed precision and reliability.
The simple interface between human and machine
KUKA.PLC mxAutomation allows your employees to understand, operate and program robotic systems without leaving the familiar control environment.
All important functions of the KUKA.SystemSoftware (KSS) are available directly in the existing PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) of the system. Motions and all safety functions continue to be controlled by the robot controller.
Communication between the robotic system and the PLC is not a one-way street. Just as commands are sent to the robot, diagnostic and status information flows back to the controller.
Operating and programming instructions: All information always at hand for you
All specifications and documentation for KUKA.PLC mxAutomation for simple robot integration and for all other software solutions can be found in our digital knowledge database KUKA Xpert. You can also order the software directly in the KUKA Marketplace. All you need is a my.KUKA registration.