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All-in-one controller from Omron brings IoT to compact applications

17 October 2019

Omron has released a new CP2E Series all-in-one controller that integrates I/O ports, communication, and axis control needed for machine control, providing advanced control and IoT connectivity also for compact machines.

Manufacturers need to streamline the process from machine setup to operation and maintenance. The performance of connected machines can be visualised through simple programming, helping improve productivity and quality in manufacturing as well as other industries. Companies using compact machines also need to utilise production data, visualise machine performance, and prevent sudden failure and stoppage.

The new CP2E Series offers a cost-effective way to add IoT to compact machines. It collects machine performance data and shares the necessary information with the host network. The predefined program data, in the form of a function block, reduces program development work and improves quality through standardisation. This allows virtually anyone to set up machines that perform complex control, reducing the time required for programming, testing, debugging, and maintenance. Moreover, the extended operating temperature range ensures reliable use in machines for non-manufacturing industries where the demand for use of controllers is increasing.

The CP2E is fully backwards compatible with current Omron solutions, such as its CP1 Series.

Key features:

1. Improved connectivity for Ethernet and serial devices
• Ethernet ports with Ethernet switching function: Host and HMI connectivity
• Up to 3 serial ports by mounting option board: Open connectivity to serial devices

2. Reduced effort to realise complex machines
• Omron Function Blocks for positioning and control
• Simplified positioning: 4-axis positioning function with linear interpolation
• Positioning on mark with one instruction
• PID control with autotuning function block for stable temperature control

3. Install and forget: Reliable solution for all environmental conditions
• Extended operational temperature increases reliability in special applications
• Battery-free operation reduces maintenance costs
• Input/output terminal LED indicators for quick troubleshooting
• Automatic detection of and recovery from a bit corruption increase machine efficiency avoiding CPU stops

Note: Please read the installation environment and precautions for correct use in the user’s manual carefully before use.

By adding IoT functionality to a wide range of products, Omron accelerates the creation of an intelligent manufacturing site, which is key to the materialisation of Omron’s "innovative-Automation" concept together with its customers, pursuing remarkable enhancements in productivity.

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