TCP/IP protocol controls robot by PC or PLC

JANUARY 22, 2010--A new b-CAP Ethernet TCP/IP option gives users direct control of a DENSO robot and peripheral devices by means of a PC, PLC, or other control device.

Jan 22nd, 2010

JANUARY 22, 2010--A new b-CAP Ethernet TCP/IP option gives users direct control of a DENSO robot and peripheral devices by means of a PC, PLC, or other control device. b-CAP also enables control by any other device that supports Ethernet TCP/IP, such as a vision system or smart phone. The protocol has been designed to reduce automation system development time and cost by using familiar interfaces and common programming languages.
DENSO Robotics
Long Beach, CA, USA
www.densorobotics.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design

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PRESS RELEASE

DENSO Robotics Introduces New b-CAP Ethernet TCP/IP Control Protocol
Allows control of robot by PC or PLC

LONG BEACH, Calif. — DENSO's new b-CAPTM Ethernet TCP/IP option gives users direct control of a DENSO robot and peripheral devices by means of a PC, PLC or other control device, whose familiar interfaces and common programming languages result in reduced development time and cost.

In addition to a PC or PLC, b-CAP enables the robot to be controlled by any other device that supports Ethernet TCP/IP, such as a vision system, smart phone, etc., extending the range of automation-system design possibilities.

"Our company's philosophy is to constantly make improvements," said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Sales California. "Our new b-CAP feature is the latest in a long series of such improvements, with the goal of making things easier for our customers and reducing their costs."

The new b-CAP Ethernet TCP/IP protocol is featured on the DENSO Robotics Web site at www.densorobotics.com/products_software_b-CAP.php.


DENSO is the world's largest user of small assembly robots, with more than 17,000 DENSO robots designed and used in its own manufacturing facilities. More than 42,000 DENSO robots are used in other companies. DENSO Robotics offers a complete line of robots, controllers and software covering a wide range of applications. For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 120,000 people in 32 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009 totaled US$32 billion. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges in Japan. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

In the Americas, DENSO employs more than 16,000 people with consolidated sales totaling US$5.7 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, go to www.densomedia-na.com.

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