RC8A Controller

The world’s smallest high performance 8-axis controller

The world’s smallest* lightweight, high performance 8-axis controller that offers a high degree of freedom in installation to save space.

RC8A Controller

Compact Size

The world’s smallest* lightweight, high performance 8-axis controller that offers a high degree of freedom in installation to save space.

  • Lightweight: 10 kg
  • Space-saving cable

*As of November 2011, in-house research for robot controllers supporting six-axis robots (3 Kw class)

Exceptional Usability

Improved GUI for Increased Efficiency

  • A clearer, more logical menu structure and improved usability.
  • Improved GUI and control functions reduce time required to implement a robot.

I/O Viewer

Variable Viewer

Servo Monitor

Control Log

Template

Error Log

Compliance with Global Standards

Leveled specifications and standards to improve variability 80% of global share networks supported.

Wide Expandability

Many different devices can be connected and controlled to meet a wide range of needs.

Safety Motion Function (optional)

Working near DENSO robots safely is possible thanks to the Safety Motion function of the RC8A robot controller. This function enables users to define virtual fences around the work environment and thus regulate the robot’s activity when a person enters into predefined safety zones.

The Safety Motion function is a cutting-edge tool for maximizing industrial robot safety and is offered as an with the RC8A robot controller. Optical sensors are employed to dynamically control robot speed in relation to the distance of approaching individuals, making working environments with robots safer for humans. The sensors — one placed at the bottom and one at the top of the automation cell — generate virtual safe zones. Zones A and B are farthest from the robot and Zone C is closest. Entry into Zones A or B triggers speed reductions, while entry into Zone C stops the robot entirely.

The system uses optical sensors to dynamically control robot speed in relation to the distance of approaching individuals.

Operation-area Monitoring (Zone A)

  • Limits robot operation area to personnel working area.
  • Personnel and robot can both approach common operation area.

Speed Monitoring (Zone B)

  • Limits robot operation speed to safe level when sensor detects personnel entering a specified area.

Stop Monitoring (Zone C)

  • Stops robot motion when personnel are detected.
  • Returns robot to operation immediate after personnel leave.

Downloads

Product and specification sheets and white papers are available here.

CAD Files & Manuals

DENSO Wave

Online/Interactive Manuals

Online manuals are also available. (Be sure to create an account at the DENSO Wave link first.)

Online Manual