Eliminating need for redundant controllers allows for major cost cutting
By Phil Britt
January 28, 2013
By eliminating the additional expense and complexity of using independent robotic control systems, Codian Robotics North America expects 50 percent growth again in 2013 following a similar gain in 2012 for its pick and place robots, said Gregory L. Brasic, general manager.
Codian’s growth is fueled by the ability to control its robots with programmable logic controllers, eliminating the need for redundant robot controllers, and therefore cutting the cost of what would be a $60,000 robot by as much $35,000 to $45,000 according to Brasic. “This lets companies use the control systems that they want.”
Companies can order the Codian robots to meet a firm’s specific needs, including…
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