Omron, the industrial automation specialist, has good news for machine builders who constantly face a shortage of space in their machines. The launch of its Sysmac One series combining control and HMI functionality in one transparent package not only reduces installation time, it saves valuable panel space without any compromises on capability.
Omron is driving forward the concept of panel-less automation with its new Sysmac One series. It comprises a NS-series HMI, available in a wide range of sizes, a choice of two powerful CJ1 series PLCs, a standard network interface (e.g. DeviceNet or Profibus) and an optional Ethernet interface, all in one unit.
With the full functionality that users would expect from separate units, the Sysmac One series is a flexible and cost-effective solution, but it offers much more besides.
Separate CPUs are built in for better reliability, whilst the transparent architecture enables easy remote maintenance. Both the PLC and HMI part and even field devices are transparently accessible through a single port.
As well as incorporating multiple networks, Omron's Smart Active Parts technology (Smart Active Parts are pre-programmed, pre-tested visualization objects with embedded communication code, bringing 'drag and drop' simplicity to HMI design) means that connection to field devices is easy. There is even an option to place an extension board at the back of the Sysmac One series offering extra functionality such as an advanced Ethernet interface or an I/O extension board.
The Sysmac One is completely integrated into Omron's CX-One concept. CX-One software allows users to build, configure and program a host of devices such as PLCs, HMIs and motion-control systems and networks using just one software package with one installation and license number. This reduces the complexity of the configuration and allows automation systems to be programmed or configured with minimal training.
The compact and reliable Sysmac One combines perfectly together with Omron's new and intelligent SmartSlice modular I/O system to give machine builders that all-important advantage when space in their machines is limited.