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OmniCore™ Controllers

A new era of flexible and digital robot control

A new era is here
ABB’s OmniCore robot controller family is the first significant step towards preparing customers for a new era in manufacturing. ABB’s robot controller family offers broadest motion control options and more tailored solutions for the connected Factory of the Future. To power the diverse manufacturing needs of the factory of the future, manufacturers need a controller that delivers unsurpassed flexibility, connectivity, and performance. Every controller in this product family is designed to deliver these capabilities and meet the diverse needs robot users today expect.

The best made even better
OmniCore C30 builds on our heritage of best-in-class motion control and path accuracy, but in a 50% smaller footprint for maximum installation flexibility and floor space utilization. The new OmniCore C90XT extends the comprehensive OmniCore controller family bringing all the benefits of their best-in-class motion control and path accuracy to harsh environments. The C90XT is a rugged yet compact controller with full IP54-rated protection enabling it to be installed in close proximity to dirty, wet and dusty processes. XT stands for ‘Extra Tough’. The controller also offers extra internal space to support process-related equipment for communication, conveyor tracking and external axis, while its lean format enables it to be installed in tight spaces. C90XT is the smallest high protection class robot controller in the industry, all wrapped in a small powerful package for maximum flexibility.

The industry’s most versatile and powerful controller
In addition to increasing mounting flexibility, ABB’s OmniCore controller also increases flexibility to incorporate the latest digital technologies. The controller is versatile and expandable, and can be equipped with the industry’s most versatile range of additional offerings, such as fieldbus protocols, vision solutions, and force control.

The most intuitive RobotWare 7 and FlexPendant
The controller comes with ABB’s powerful yet intuitive operating system, RobotWare 7. It incorporates new features and functions making the robots more capable than ever and it’s accessed through a newly designed, powerful and intuitive new FlexPendant.

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Key Features & Benefits

 OmniCore controller family
  • Significant size reduction and flexible mounting possibilities
  • Best-in-class motion control and path accuracy
  • Modern simplified user interface on totally new powerful intuitive FlexPendant
  • Built-in SafeMove2, ABB’s safety solution to save floor space and facilitate collaborative applications
  • Impressive versatile offering including wide variety of fieldbuses, vision systems and sensors
  • Built-in connectivity to the ABB Ability™ digital platform and connected services

 OmniCore C30 controller
  • Small in a big way!
  • Extensive integration possibilities
  • Desktop version for elegant cable management for easy integration
  • Rack mounting kit for installation in standard 19” cabinets
  • Mounting kit to install horizontally without compromising cooling featuring hanging brackets at the rear


 OmniCore C90XT
  •  Ruggedized IP54 enclosure for harsh environments
  • Small and powerful for maximum flexibility
  • Including space for built-in process integration
  • Optional extension box for process equipment

 New FlexPendant
  • Modern, intuitive and powerful
  • Large multi-touch display with standard gestures such as pinch, swipe and tap
  • Hot swappable. Unplug during operation and share among several robots
  • Extensive customization possibilities



Q&A


1. What are the key benefits of the OmniCore controllers?

  • The industry’s largest range of controllers to deliver the ideal solution for various requirements. Customers get exactly what they need.
  • Building on the IRC5 heritage. Customers can expect the class-leading cycle times, high speeds, and precision for which ABB is renowned.
  • Significant size reduction for installation space savings.
  • Ensures convenient connectivity and digitalization.
  • Improved and modern user interfaces and simplified user experience.

2. Which robots do these new controllers support?

  • The controllers are designed to support new small robots.
  • For first release single-arm YuMi will be supported.
  • Other supported robots will be rolled out gradually.

3. What are the key benefits of the first variant of OmniCore controllers?

  • Ideal for limited-space installation. Offering 50% size reduction compared to our current era controllers without any compromise on performance.
  • Three mounting options to provide highest flexibility in production layout (tabletop, rackmount, and vertical mount).

4. When will new FlexPendant become available?

  • It will be released alongside the new controller family.

 

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