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Automation Control Environment (ACE)

Software

Automation Control Environment (ACE)

ACE is a PC-based software package that easily manages Omron’s entire portfolio of robots, controls, vision, and feeding systems

ACE software is available to download from the Omron US website.

ACE software provides an easy-to-use environment to program and deploy applications ranging from simple pick & place to multi-robot belt-tracking lines. It allows you to increase productivity while streamlining configuration setup. ACE 4.0 shifts to an even more intuitive interface and provides superior data visualization.

• Fast emulation and 3D visualization for quick proof of concept

• Wizard-based user-friendly interface to calibrate and teach the robots

• Recipe Manager simplifies management of manufacturing process and handles a range of product variations, ideal for flexible automation to reduce changeover time

• Robot Vision Manager enables vision guided conveyor-tracking and AnyFeeder integration via wizards

• Robot Vision Manager 4.0 also includes vision inspection tools to improve quality assurance and traceability

Application Manager

ACE provides another layer of simplification for Application development, by means of the Application Manager modules. These modules enable advanced programming capabilities for Packaging (PackManager) and Vision (Robot Vision Manager) applications.
PackManager can manage scalable packaging lines from integration to deployment and step-by-step guidance without scripting. The software walks you through the configuration of packaging applications by setting up process-specific items, such as controllers, robots, and conveyor belts.

Main Features:

• Process Manager optimizes the resources, decreasing idle time and maximizing the amount of parts processed per robot.

• Fully customizable for any line configuration and advanced load balancing.

Automation Control Environment (ACE) Features 4

Note: When ACE PackManager is used to configure an application, robot cycle time may vary between the SmartController EX and eAIB/eMotionBox.

Robot Vision Manager provides algorithms and tools for easily integrated vision systems into robotic applications. Camera calibration, part identification, and image processing tools are supported as part of this manager.

Application Manager modules run as part of ACE and are executed on Omron’s IPC Application Controller.