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Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation


NX-Series NX1 CPU Units


Powerful functionality in a compact design

Produce faster without compromising on quality

The NX1 can utilize information, take safety measures, and control quality while at the same time improving production efficiency through high-speed, high-precision control.
This contributes to continuous improvement in productivity.

Real-time traceability

The NX1 provides high-speed control while utilizing information.
For example, the NX1 used for a packaging machine with the capability of handling 1,000 products per minute can collect all traceability data in synchronization with the production cycle while performing motion control.

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Integrated safety across production line

The NX1 is the frst in the world* to integrate two different open networks: EtherNet/IP™ for scalable safety control in production lines and EtherCAT® for fast and reliable redundant safety control in machines. Furthermore, it integrates safety control into machine control in lines that require fast cycle times.
This integration allows you to standardize machines and build fexible lines.
* Based on Omron investigation in March 2018.

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High-speed in-line inspection

Although special inspection machines with built-in PC are widely used for high-speed inspections, they require special maintenance skills.
Therefore, acceptance sampling is often carried out offline to prevent line stoppages.
The NX1 can be used in conjunction with the High-speed Analog Input Unit to collect measurement data within a fixed cycle time of 5 μs. This standard controller eliminates the need for special machines with PC and can be maintained by on-site engineers. Inline inspections of all products can also be conducted easily.

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Seamless Integration: Production Line & IT systems

The NX1 Controller integrates inputs, logic, outputs, safety, and robotics, offering a wide variety of applications that leverage information to boost productivity and measures for quality and safety.

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NX1 brings advanced control in miniaturized size

Three industrial Ethernet ports and a power supply are housed in a compact design with a width of 66 mm.
The NX1 provides key functionality to integrate control and information for advanced manufacturing applications.
The new controller contributes to the pursuit of productivity improvements.

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High-speed, high-precision control

Synchronized control of I/O and motion within 1 ms cycle time Jitter : 1 μs
Memory capacity for variables : 33.5 MB*1

Redundancy to minimize downtime (NX102-[][]00)

Even if a part of the EtherCAT network is disconnected, Cable Redundancy provides continuous connectivity.
This function allows you to fix disconnection without stopping the machines and production line where one controller provides both machine control and safety control.

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Multicore microprocessor for control and data handling

The multicore microprocessor enables information utilization including communications and traceability without compromising control performance.

Secure host connection

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OPC UA is an IEC communication protocol which is listed as a recommendation for Industrie 4.0 and PackML. The NX1 comes equipped with an OPC UA server interface and provides a secure connection to IT systems such as MES and ERP.

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The NX1 provides a easily and secure connection to the cloud by using MQTT Communications Library.

Enhanced Ethernet functionality

Connectivity to existing devices (e.g., Modbus/TCP*2, FINS communications, and connection to other vendor PLC*3) and EtherNet/IP™ performance (increased to 12,000 pps*4) are improved. Packet Filter enhances security, and visualization of EtherCAT® slave errors makes troubleshooting easier.

*1. The total number of bytes of retained and non-retained variables.
*2. Clients instructions are supported.
*3. SLMP commands are included in the Sysmac Library.
*4. The total pps of two ports.