Staubli Robotics has introduced the uniVal Drive, which the company says is a tool designed to control Staubli's four- and six-axis robots from generic industrial motion controllers.
According to Staubli, the uniVal Drive features a standard real-time interface for a simple connection to external control systems. Furthermore, the uniVal Drive is fully compliant with the existing industrial axis control protocols for control operations of Staubli robots.
‘Thanks to this real-time interface, complete programming of the plant and robots can easily be done by the plant's central generic motion controller,’ says Gerald Vogt, manager of research and development at Staubli Faverges." Programmers wasting time working with two different programming systems to operate the plant and the robot is finally a thing of the past."