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Implementering av EtherCAT i robotsystem Motoman NX100

by Arlefur, Kristoffer

Abstract (Summary)
With a fast growing production industry in Asia it’s getting harder and harder for Swedish companies to compete with the low production cost that the east offers. To be more competitive robot solutions are used more and more. This is a report of a first concept to implement a new Ethernet based communication called EtherCAT, in one of Motoman robot controllers. Test equipment has been constructed and simulated a communication with the PLC. A first HMI interface has been written to show the information from the PLC in a way that is understandable for humans. For one of Motoman’s robots a program has been prepared.
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School:Växjö universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:ethernet ethercat twincat plc robot

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Date of Publication:09/09/2008

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