The Q170M offers the ability to provide a complete automation solution with a single, compact device. Its main strength is the ability to control up to 16 axes over a single SSCNET connection. However, rather than just being a simple motion controller, a comprehensive PLC capability is also built in. Hence the Q170M offers the ability to address a range of applications such as more sophisticated packaging machinery, labeling and material handling applications.
By using a single integrated controller that handles both motion and PLC control, machine operation in general benefits. The Q170M insures rapid production throughput with a high speed processor that executes up to four times faster than previous Mitsubishi designs. Hence a machine can realise higher productivity with the existing mechanical design and servos by just changing the controller.
The built in SSCNET connection makes for simple, cost effective communication with servo amplifiers. However, the Q170M also offers a range of other connectivity benefits.
Most motion systems offer sophisticated axis control functions. However, the Q170M also opens up a huge range of PLC application possibilities by being compatible with over 100 of the System Q I/O modules.