Robot control with different coordinate systems
20.02.2023 – With the MRC01 controller from Oriental Motor, robots can be operated without prior knowledge.
The controller was specially designed for drives that are operated with the AZ series motors from Oriental Motor. These closed-loop stepper motors enable battery-free positioning and are therefore suitable for driving robot joints.
The controller automatically performs kinematics calculations. This includes, for example, teaching the Tool Centre Point (TCP), which is of central importance for robot programming. Teaching the TCP enables the robot to move to the same position from different angles.
With the MRC01, the user can choose between a Cartesian coordinate system, a hand flange coordinate system, a tool coordinate system and an axis coordinate system. The control also enables programme operation, direct data operation and JOG/Tip/ZHOME operation. Since possible axis offsets are taken into account during programming, the MRC01 is suitable even for robots with a high degree of freedom.
The MRC01 supports Ethernet/IP so that motion sequences for in-house robots can be created by transferring motion block data from a higher-level controller. The MRC01 is also equipped with 8 inputs and 8 outputs for direct I/O functions.