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.
KUKA.PLC mxAutomation in conjunction with SINUMERIK
Use of the KUKA.PLC mxAutomation control software means greater flexibility and efficiency for your processes.
Optimal robot integration with PLC mxAutomation
Interface facilitates easy integration of new applications into running processes
With 18 employees, the private brewery Christian Fiedler from the village of Oberscheibe in Saxony very successfully produces premium beers according to the good, old German art of brewing. A KUKA robot palletizes the heavy beer crates, and makes the work easier. Thanks to KUKA.PLC mxAutomation, this automation technology can also be easily integrated digitally into running processes. In this way, the software enables fast start-up, programming and diagnostics by the PLC.
mxAutomation is also making inroads into the food industry and supports robot systems in their tasks, such as controlling the system for palletizing beer crates, for example.