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.