Sysmac stands for System for Machine Automation Control and has been a trade name for our Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) since their launch in the early seventies. Since then we have shipped more than 10 million units world-wide. From now on the Sysmac name stands for a complete machine automation platform.
It covers controller, network, software, servo drives, inverters and even vision systems. From a performance stand point we believe that this is the fastest and most robust machine control platform in the market.
The guiding values for the new Sysmac automation platform were simple yet challenging:
- Designed specifically for machine control
- One connection, one software philosophy
- Open to global standards
- Omron quality
EtherCAT: the one machine network
Another pillar of the new Sysmac automation platform is the adoption of EtherCAT as Omron’s de-facto machine network. The platform is fast, simple and affordable, robust and fit for the harshest industrial environments. EtherCAT will be embedded into all our wide ranges of field devices.
We have worked hard to build a solid foundation for the future of automation.