Advantech, a provider of AIoT platforms and services, has announced the release of its ARK series Robotic Arm Controllers designed to cater to the burgeoning robotic arm market.
According to the company, the ARK-1221L, ARK-1250L, and ARK-3534D provide performance, compactness, real-time capabilities and support for industry-standard protocols and analytics. These features aim to streamline real-time operations across various industries.
The ARK series controllers have a compact DIN-rail form factor and are designed for space-constrained industrial environments. They integrate with existing setups, reducing installation time and boosting productivity, Advantech says.
ARK series Robotic Arm Controllers are compatible with various industrial protocols, including EtherCAT. Company executives say the feature will enable integration into existing systems, eliminating compatibility issues and simplifying implementation.
The controllers also provide real-time capabilities for communication and synchronization. The robotic arms can also handle complex tasks quickly with smooth control. The controllers are compatible with Windows and Linux-based software packages.
Advantech, founded in 1983, offers system integration, customer-centric design services, embedded systems and automation products.
Recently, Advantech collaborated with IOTech, an edge software solutions provider, to offer edge computing data processing solutions for industrial automation and smart manufacturing use cases.
The companies say the collaboration enables integrated edge hardware and software solutions for manufacturers. It automates data exchanges between equipment and control systems, simplifying the adoption of AI and machine vision technologies.
IOTech and Advantech say the product line integrates plug-and-play edge software with IoT edge gateway and industrial PC hardware. This offering empowers users to build autonomous decision-making processes, monitor real-time assets and operations, and create unified networks and systems, the companies say. It finds applications in equipment protection, predictive maintenance, production flow monitoring and supply chain optimization.
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