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DENSO to Demonstrate Control of Robots by Rockwell Automation PLCs and PACs at Automation FairĀ® 2013

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — DENSO Robotics, an Encompass™ Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™, announced that it will be demonstrating how DENSO robots can be programmed and controlled directly from a Rockwell Automation PLC or PAC at Automation Fair®, November 13–14, 2013, in the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston Texas, Booth #213. 

DENSO's Add-On Instructions (AOIs) for its RC7 robot controller allow any DENSO robot to be directly operated from a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix™ PLC or ControlLogix® PAC, via EtherNet/IP. The AOIs enable even new robotics users to easily install, program, operate and support robot applications using the familiar Rockwell Automation RSLogix™ interface. For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com/products/rockwell-aoi. DENSO robots can be controlled by Rockwell Automation PLCs or PACs.
 
"Our robots are well known in the industry for being easy to operate," said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Sales California. "Now Rockwell Automation customers have an even easier alternative."
 
DENSO's live demonstrations at Automation Fair will include a new VS-Series six-axis articulated robot — the world's fastest in its class — using vision guidance to pick randomly arranged parts and place them accurately into tray nests. Another automation cell will feature an HS-Series four-axis SCARA robot picking candy products from a conveyor and placing them into a dispensing chute.
 
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
 
About the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork
DENSO Robotics is part of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ program, which includes business enterprise, sales and solutions, and product and technology partners. Through collaboration with Rockwell Automation, DENSO Robotics helps its customers improve time to market, lower total cost of ownership, better manage assets and lower manufacturing business risk. For more information, visit www.rockwellautomation.com/partners/.
 
About DENSO
DENSO is the world's largest user of small assembly robots, with more than 16,000 DENSO robots designed and used in its own manufacturing facilities. More than 60,000 DENSO robots are used in other companies worldwide.
 
DENSO robots are available with payloads up to 20 kg, reaches from 350 to 1,300 mm and repeatability to within ±0.015 mm. DENSO's compact, space-saving design facilitates integration, while a high maximum moment of inertia allows a wide variety of end effectors and applications. Standard (IP40), dust- and mistproof (IP65), dust- and splashproof (IP67), cleanroom (ISO 3, 4 and 5) and aseptic (H2O2-resistant) models are available. ANSI and CE compliance enables global deployment. UL-listed models are available for the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com.
 
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 36 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
 
Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people at 28 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 26 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 10,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and Arkansas. DENSO's North American consolidated sales totaled US$6.8 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.
 
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