Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces the iQ-R Series, which incorporates sequence, motion, safety, process and C language control into one platform. The iQ-R Series control platform is designed for applications requiring integrated motion and safety control, tight synchronization between various processes and high production throughput. It is specifically designed for applications within the automotive, food and beverage, material handling, life sciences and electronics manufacturing industries.
The integrated design allows machines or production lines to consolidate control in one rack. The system can have up to 4 CPUs per rack for various combinations of motion, sequence or process control.
Key features of the iQ-R Series include:
• 0.98 ns execution speed.
• Multi-discipline control with up to 4 CPUs in a single rack.
• High-speed bus.
• GX Works3 programming software with built-in functions and configuration screens.
• CC-Link IE field network with deterministic performance over industrial Ethernet.
• Built-in SD memory card database.
The iQ-R Series easily integrates with other automation products such as the GOT2000 Series HMI and MR-J4 Series amplifiers through pre-created templates and function blocks, according to the company. A machine designed on the iQ-R Series is set up for synchronization among PLCs, I/O modules and network stations.
The clean control design allows communication between controllers across the backplane, eliminating the need for complex wiring. It offers security features to protect intellectual property and ensure system integrity, including a security key feature to prevent unauthorized execution of OEMs’ programs.