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Agile Planet Releases New Software for PLC Unified Robot Motion Control

Agile Planet has launched a new RLX software suite for Programmable Logic and Automation Controllers (PLC/PAC) unified robot motion control applications. This software facilitates PACs and PLCs to offer creation, simulation and controlling environments for various types of robots.

RLX robotic software suite plays a major role throughout the life cycle of the robot including concept building, factory approval test, operations and re-deployment of the robot. It also offers several tools for application creation, training and maintenance. These tools can quickly create intricate robotic applications, followed by utilizing them on a broad range of architectures. This results in easy utilization of robots in highly complex applications at a reduced price, thereby benefiting robot sellers, OEMS and peripheral users.

Rockwell Automation and Yaskawa Motoman Robotics have partnered with Agile Planet to deploy RLX software in their robots. Motoman’s MLX100 robot gateway helps in controlling 4-axes to 7-axes robot arms on Rockwell Automation’s ControlLogix platform by performing peripheral integration and application programming on RSLogix 5000.

Steve Barhorst, President of Motoman North America, expressed his excitement in offering their clients with several options of robot control, thereby helping their company to cope with quickly changing market requirements. He added that their MLX100 robot gateway is an innovative addition to their latest product line, offering a convincing value addition for their clients.

According to Dr. Sujeet Chand, CTO of Rockwell Automation, by helping Agile Planet to utilize the complete integrated platform for offering high-end solutions like robotic motion control, they can deliver value enriched hardware and software to their joint clients.

Dr. Chetan Kapoor, CEO of Agile Planet, has stated that their research and development team has concentrated on minimizing robotic lifecycle and integration cost overheads by means of enhancing the industrial robots’ motion intelligence. He added that recently they had understood the significance of RLX in offering effective infrastructure and support for control platforms in industries.

Source: http://www.agileplanet.com

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