The MLX family of PLC integration solutions provides an interface that enables the programming and control of Motoman industrial robots with the widely accepted Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). End users of robotic automation can deploy and support a broad range of Motoman robots with their existing staff and take ownership of their robotic applications.
The MLX family has evolved and is now available in two options; MLX200 and MLX300. Both provide a well-integrated environment that leverages the knowledge and experience of the PLC programmer, while providing access to industry leading robot technology. The robots are programmed through intuitive Add-On Instructions (AOIs) within the RSLogix 5000® / Studio Logix Designer® environment. Optimum performance is maintained using proven kinematics solutions.
If your staff understands and supports Rockwell Automation RSLogix™ software, the MLX family will provide the easiest way to develop, train and support your plant personnel.
Both MLX options provide the following benefits and advantages
The robot does not require a separate programming language
Easy to use library of function blocks and sample programs are provided
Full set of HMI screens reduce the time and effort required to implement a system
Protects investment in existing PLC staff; they do not need to learn the Motoman robot programming language (INFORM)