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Based on the AARM Motion processor unit, ARC offers complete robot control systems in an industrial control cabinet with motor drives and I/O. These Windows NT based systems offer true open architecture control for a wide range of robotic manipulators.

Universal Motion Controllers are popular for retrofit of existing robot systems as well as for applications on custom designed manipulators. The UMC's hardware and software architecture supports multiple machine kinematics for a wide variety of manipulator configurations. Articulated arms, gantries, scaras, or unique combinations of linear and revolute axes are available from our library of supported mechanisms, or, ARC can provide a model for your particular kinematic configuration.

Two basic models are available, the UMC-1 and the UMC-2. The UMC-1 is supplied in a compact console style enclosure for light duty robots. The UMC-2 is supplied in a flange mount disconnect style enclosure for heavy duty, high payload robots.

Based on the AARM Motion controller, both models feature open architecture programming styles with any of the Windows NT programming languages. Microsoft Visual Basic and Microsoft's Visual C++ are the most popular languages.

Universal Motion Controller, UMC-1

  • Ideal for lighter duty power robots
  • 800 x 600 Active Matrix LCD
  • Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Pull out keyboard tray
  • Single phase 120V operation
  • Compact console style enclosure, 52" x 24" x 20"
  • Connector compatible with popular robot models for easy shop floor swap out
  • High Reliability AC or DC Servo Drives
  • Fast Ethernet for line controller/FMS interface
  • Rugged Teach Pendant
  • Absolute Position
  • Encoder or Resolver Feedback
  • High speed modem for Internet connection

UMC-1 Sample Applications

The ABB IRB6 robot.

The UMC... good things come in small packages.

 

The Unimation PUMA260 robot is in use today in many light assembly and clean room applications.

The UMC... tomorrow's technology with yesterday's robots.

Universal Motion Controller, UMC-2

  • Ideal for higher power robots
  • 800 x 600 Active Matrix LCD
  • Capacitive Touch Screen
  • CDROM, Floppy, and Keyboard in sealed, locking tray
  • Small foot print enclosure, 63" x 39" x 14"
  • Connector compatible with popular robot models for easy shop floor swap out
  • High Reliability AC or DC Servo Drives
  • Fast Ethernet for line controller/FMS interface
  • Rugged Teach Pendant
  • Absolute Position
  • Encoder or Resolver Feedback
  • High speed modem for Internet connection

UMC-2 Sample Applications

Fanuc S-300 Stamping Application. This press tending application shows the UMC-2 controlling a Fanuc S-300 robot in a sheet metal stamping operation for a large automotive manufacturer. A three shift operation with a fast cycle time, the S-300's original KAREL controller did not offer the flexibility, connectivity, and ease of programming required for this demanding application.

The UMC... when reliability is a must.

 

Fanuc S-400 Application. The Fanuc S-400 robot is a rugged, dependable manipulator. The trouble is that the useful life of the manipulator far exceeds the life of the controller. When manufacturing requirements change, the old controllers are not always up to the task.

The UMC breathes new life into existing production lines with minimal disruption to the manufacturing schedule. Now manufacturers can update their production lines in place and reap the benefits of a Windows NT control system architecture for a fraction of the cost of a new line. Retrofit over weekend shutdown, and the line can be back in production Monday morning!

The UMC... leverage your existing capital investment.

 

Cincinnati Milacron T3-768 Application. The Cincinnati Milacron T3-786 robot was the workhorse of the robotics industry for many years. Almost indestructable, thousands of these machines are still in production in hostile, 24 hour manufacturing environments. Many manufacturers have come to depend on these machines, and are reluctant to give them up.

Now 776 and 786 owners can benefit from the features of the UMC. In addition to the UMC's advanced computer architecture, the UMC-2's high efficiency 100 Amp PWM servo drives far outperform the original equipment SCR style drives. With the UMC your motors will run faster, cooler, handle higher payloads better, and use less utility power!

The UMC... improving a classic design.

 
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