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1 Adept PLC Server November 20, 2003. 2 Introduction Adept is the largest robot manufacturing company in North America. We have been manufacturing robots.

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1 1 Adept PLC Server November 20, 2003

2 2 Introduction Adept is the largest robot manufacturing company in North America. We have been manufacturing robots and robot controls for over 20 years and have over 30,000 systems installed.

3 3 The major markets served by Adept products include: Automotive Electronics Food Packaging Consumer Goods Medical and Pharmaceutical Semiconductor OEM controls Introduction

4 4 Our traditional applications have included complex operations incorporating: Our real-time multitasking O.S. (V + ) Vision guidance Integrated force sensing Interpreted language as well as open- architecture Realizing that many applications use hard automation or manual operations due to support issues with robot systems, we have developed the Adept PLC Server… Introduction

5 5 The Adept PLC Server provides a seamless interface between a PLC and an Adept robot. Adept PLC Server

6 6 All robot programming is done directly from the PLC. No PC required for programming All operations are executed on the PLC o There is no need to learn a high-level programming language Available operations include: o Initialization o Robot motion and jog commands o Status information All data (locations, speed, etc.) and logic stored on PLC Software Overview

7 7 Adept hardware includes: PLC Server o With DF-1 communications o Includes support for External E-Stop Robot (see Supported Mechanisms) Customer-Supplied hardware includes: PLC o SLC 500 Line o ControlLogix o Call Adept for compatibility of other A-B models Mounting surface for robot Enclosure for Adept PLC Server and PLC Hardware Overview

8 8 All robot operations are programmed directly from the customer-supplied PLC. Use familiar PLC software and programming tools. No need to learn complex PC or proprietary software. Ongoing support can be provided by existing PLC programmers and technicians. Benefits of PLC Server

9 9 Target Applications Adept PLC-based robots are ideal for basic applications such as: Pick and place (with multiple pick up and place locations) Screwdriving Part Transfer Other point-to-point operations…

10 10 A Closer Look The Adept PLC Server has the following features Auto startup – turn it on and run Supports straight-line and joint motion Jog and Teach functions Built-in I/O for tool control Absolute encoders – no motion required for homing

11 11 Software Functions The Adept PLC Server provides 3 types of functions: Initialization functions Move functions, with motion qualifiers Status functions

12 12 Initialization Functions Initialization functions include: Enable/Disable robot power Home (or calibrate) the robot o With absolute encoders no motion is required during homing Reset after a fault

13 13 Motion Instructions Motion functions include: Move o Straight-line or joint interpolated o Absolute or relative to current position Jog o Straight-line or joint mode Teach o Jog to position using HMI (PanelView, etc.) o Manually position robot with servos off o Teach function updates data table on PLC

14 14 Motion Instructions Motion qualifiers include: Fine or Coarse positioning Stop between moves or continuous path Robot configuration control o Left-arm or Right-arm o Above or Below o Flip or No Flip

15 15 Status Functions System level status functions include: Robot Power – ON or OFF Homed (or calibrated) Ready for next motion Motion status functions include: Move completed Robot in position Fault External E-Stop

16 16 Today the PLC Server is available with the following mechanical products: Cobra PLC600 and Cobra PLC800 robots Linear Modules In the near future we will also support the following robots: AdeptSix 300, 600 Semiconductor Wafer Loading Robot Supported Mechanisms Today Near Future

17 17 Rockwell Encompass Partner The Adept PLC Server is listed in the Rockwell Automation Encompass Program. The Encompass Program is a product referencing program for qualified third-party products that complement Rockwell Automation's world-class products. For more information on the Encompass Program visit

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