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Environment-resistive Remote Terminal NXR-series IO-Link Master Unit for EtherCAT®


Streamline commissioning and maintenance efforts and stabilize operation

Streamline commissioning and maintenance efforts and stabilize operation

Since conventional commissioning and maintenance methods via field networks are insufficient for modern manufacturing sites, some problems, such as increase in MTTR and commissioning time, are arising.
As a solution to these problems, OMRON analyzed unnecessary and inefficient work in production processes, and developed NXR Series that comes equipped with various functions to save time and ensure uninterrupted operation.

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Features of NXR Environment-resistive Remote Terminal

No control panel required thanks to IP67 protection

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Data utilization with reduced wiring

Adding the IO-Link I/O hub simplifies wiring while providing the capability of data utilization.

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Simple and quick setup and commissioning

Setup without software designer intervention [NEW]

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On-site operators can make port settings for the IO-Link master unit simply by setting the rotary switches to a pre-set pattern, reducing setup time and software designers’ workload.

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Batch device setting using CX-ConfiguratorFDT

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Automatic setting of IO-Link parameters on the configuration tool and transfer of remote terminal and IO-Link device settings from the controller significantly reduce setup time by 90%*1.
*1. Compared with OMRON’s NX Series in May 2020.

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Easy and accurate configuration using Sysmac Studio

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Configuration settings of connected actual IO-Link devices can be verified and obtained in Sysmac Studio.
In addition, the process data structure and device variables of the set devices can be generated automatically, reducing programming time. This can save you configuration time while preventing human errors.

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Stable operation by visualizing communication quality

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Quantified Ethernet and IO-Link communication statuses allow you to find network cabling errors before operation. During operation, the communication statuses can be monitored, making it possible to check the system before it suddenly stops.

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*1. The NJ/NX CPU Units and NY Industrial PCs support EtherCAT.

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Short MTTR by easy replacement and quick recovery

I/O cable and communication cable diagnostics

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The remote terminal reports approximate locations of disconnections or short circuits in Ethernet cables, and detects disconnections or short circuits in I/O cables.

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Replacement and setting without software [NEW]

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When a failure occurs, the operator can restore the IO-Link Master Unit by setting the rotary switches, without using a PC.*3 The software designer doesn’t need to visit the site. As for port setting for the NXR-ILM08C-ECT IO-Link Master Unit for EtherCAT, the time required for recovery is shortened by 95% compared with setting on a PC*4.

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*2. The NXR-ILM08C-EIT IO-Link Master Unit for EtherNet/IP can report approximate locations of problems in Ethernet cables.
*3. The setting range of I/O port quick setting is the device parameter of NXR-ILM08C-ECT. When replacing an IO-link device with settings other than the default, set the IO-Link device parameters using CX-Configurator-FDT.
*4. Calculated under our specified conditions in November 2023.