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Yaskawa Unified Control for Packaging Automation

Yaskawa has developed a method to unify the control of servos, variable frequency drives, and robotics from within a single programming environment. This technology was demonstrated at the Pack Expo International show in Chicago, IL. The primary packaging machine featured two high-speed MPP3 delta robots, one HP20 case packing robot, and a synchronous conveyor belt system with a moving junction, utilizing Yaskawa servos and VFDs. All components of the system were controlled by a single MP3200iec controller, which utilized a single programming environment, the IEC61131-3 compliant MotionWorks IEC, which also allows for PackML and OEE monitoring functions.