OMRON outs communications type amplifier unit
OMRON Corporation unveiled a communications type amplifier unit E9NC-TA0, which easily transmits data to a programmable logic controller and the like at high speed, as a new addition to E9NC-T series contact-type smart sensors.
The E9NC-T series contact-type smart sensors are high-precision contact sensors that consist of sensor heads and amplifier units, which can be used for a wide variety of applications such as shape inspection and verification of tolerance, and press in force performed at manufacturing sites.
At manufacturing sites mainly in automotive and electronics industries, utilising a large amount of data obtained by multiple sensors and improving traceability are required. Under such circumstances, there are compelling needs to obtain digitalised inspection data and offline measurement data and to simplify processing of those information in addition to performing a usual "ON" or "OFF" determination.
In supporting those needs, the E9NC-TA0 makes it possible to obtain measurement data easily at high speed (at 1ms max.) by connecting it to OMRON's Sysmac NJ-series machine automation controller, which is a key part of the Sysmac automation platform, via an industrial network protocol EtherCAT. It can also transmit data directly to a Microsoft SQL Server by using a Sysmac NJ-series database connection CPU unit and provide an environment that allows for analysing high-precision inspection data collected at a manufacturing site in real time.
In addition, use of a sample screen of OMRON NS-series touch screen can facilitate systems of setting change, process changeover, and predictive maintenance. Moreover, use of function blocks which are provided for Automation Software Sysmac Studio easily realises complicated calculations such as measurement of warp, twist, and thickness without programming.