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Omron NX1P Machine Automation Controller

February, 2018 | Lindsey Shepard

Advanced motion control and networks for onsite IoT in a Sysmac entry model















Advanced motion control

The built-in EtherCAT port and advanced motion control of the NX1P make machines faster and more precise

  • EtherCAT simplifies the wiring to up to eight servo systems including for single-axis position control.
  • Up to four axes of motion control. Electronic cams and interpolation increase machine speed and precision


omron_linear_interpolationLinear interpolation and circular interpolation for precise machining and high-speed handling







Electronic cam

  • Electronic cam enables continuous and high-speed machine operation
  • Electronic cam can meet diverse production needs, which is difficult with mechanical cam

omron electronic cam







NX1P2 Features 6 Data transmission delay is compensated to synchronize servomotors.
Synchronized axes provide high-precision positioning.
• EtherCAT enables one cable to connect the NX1P with servo drives, reducing wiring work.

1S AC Servo System

  • No battery, no maintenance. No need for homing sequence improving machine uptime
  • 23-bit high-resolution encoder as the standard
  • Improved loop control for low overshoot and quick settling time
  • Safety function: STO









Networks for onsite IoT

IO-Link brings IoT to the sensor level

  •  EtherCAT connects I/O devices, motion devices, safety controllers, and vision systems with a single cable.
    •  You can check machine information by monitoring the status of the connected components.
  • EtherNet/IP enables communications with a host PC and data links between NJ/NX Controllers and CJ PLCs.



















Predictive maintenance using IO-Link

You can start predictive maintenance with visualization of the status of a small-sized machine.
IO-Link functionality can be added to existing machines.










Machine Automation Controller NX-series NX1P2 CPU Units

omron NX1P product line up













NX1P2 Catalog

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