The new range is compatible with Schneider Electric’s digital twin software suite, allowing businesses to create virtual copies of robots and optimize operations

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 12, 2024

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Schneider Electric's Lexium Cobot in action
Schneider Electric's Lexium Cobot in actionSchneider Electric

Schneider Electric has released two new collaborative robots (cobots) at the MODEX 2024 show this week in Atlanta, with a third model to be released later this year.

The company said the new models enable high-speed motion and control of up to 130 axes from one processor, designed to solve manufacturer “production, flexibility and sustainability challenges.”

The robots are connected to a manufacturers’ control solution via Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, offering a holistic, fully integrated solution that enables collaborative data flow “from shop-floor to top-floor.”

The cobots are also controlled by Modicon motion controllers, which connect PLC, motion and robotics control functionality on a single hardware platform. 

All of the new models are also compatible with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Machine Expert Twin, a digital twin software suite that creates virtual copies of the robots and allows businesses to simulate and perfect operations.

Digitizing these processes can reduce time-to-market by up to 50% and commissioning time by up to 60%, according to Schneider Electric. 

“As U.S. manufacturing increases, the demand for smart machines is growing,” said Christine Bush, Schneider Electric’s robotics center of excellence leader. “Customers are requiring robots with digital twin capabilities that validate machine performance to help them quickly increase production consistently, efficiently and sustainably.

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“We are partnering with our customers to understand their challenges and pain points, then responding with complete, customized automation solutions – from power products and HMIs to PLCs and robotics – to simplify the process and meet their needs.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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