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OMRON releases the new PMAC Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers with performant motion control technology

OMRON Corporation announces the global release of its new CK3E Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers and Industrial PC Platform NY51□-A IPC Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers (hereinafter PMAC).

OMRON and OMRON’s Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. (hereinafter “DT”) worked together to develop the PMAC controllers with global leading motion control technology from DT. PMAC achieves sophisticated fine-tuning control, including high-speed synchronous control of various factory automation (FA) devices, thanks to built-in EtherCAT connectivity which is used for production lines and equipment all over the world. Its development environment allows users to program their own motion algorithms and motion control functions, such as trajectory calculation and position compensation, in C and original programming languages.

In order to satisfy the diverse consumer needs and deal with short product life cycles, the current trend to aim for innovative manufacturing by leveraging the latest precision machining technologies and robotics at production sites is spreading. Builders of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and machining tools are concentrating resources on development of innovative and competitive core technology. In these circumstances, machine builders are increasingly requiring globally available controllers whose long-term supply stability and quality are guaranteed and which can be used as alternatives to board controllers that are costly to develop basic functions and maintain.


Moreover, manufacturers who develop manufacturing equipment with robots are expecting robust and reliable controllers that can execute customized motion control, mainly in emerging countries. OMRON offers two types of PMAC programmable multi-axis controllers that meet user needs.

OMRON brings innovation to manufacturing sites through automation with integrated, intelligent and interactive concepts. OMRON is working on manufacturing innovation with manufacturers by combining global leading DT’s motion control technologies with OMRON’s control technologies to realize new integrated automation.

PMAC – Programmable Multi-Axis Controller

CK3E Programmable Multi-Axis Controller

  • Multi-axis control with a fast cycle time of 250 ms and EtherCAT master functionality. Flexible system configuration and high-speed synchronous control of FA devices connected via EtherCAT
  • Compact design, 28.6 mm thickness, to save space in machines and control panels

Main specifications

Product name Programmable Multi-Axis Controller
Model CK3E-1210 CK3E-1310 CK3E-1410
Dimensions (width x height x depth)


170.9 x 130.4 x 28.6 mm
Memory DDR3 memory: 1 GB

Flash memory: 1 GB

External terminals


[Communications connector]

For EtherCAT communications

・ RJ45 x 1 (shielded)

For Ethernet communications

・ RJ45 x 1 (shielded)

[Power supply input terminal]

For unit power supply x 1

[USB port]

For external memory connection, USB 3.0 host x 1 Type A

Motion control Number of axes 8 16 32
Motion control period 250μs or more
Control method Issuing control commands using EtherCAT communications

Industrial PC Platform NY51_-A IPC PMAC Programmable Multi-Axis Controller

  • Up to 128 axes of control and advanced data handling. Multi-tasking of Windows applications and customized motion control (motion algorithms, kinematics, position compensation, etc.)
  • PLC-level environmental resistance. Hypervisor software*1 for uninterrupted machine control even if Windows is down

Main specifications

Product name IPC Programmable Multi Axis Controller
Type Industrial Box PC
Model NY51□-A
Operating system Windows Embedded Standard 7 – 32 bit

Windows Embedded Standard 7 – 64 bit

Function module Programmable Multi-Axis Controller
Number of axes 128
CPU type Intel® Core™ i7-4700EQ Processor 4th generation CPU with Fan Unit for active cooling
RAM memory
(non-ECC type)
8 GB
Storage SSD, SD memory card
Screen size
Built-in ports • Ethernet

• EtherCAT

• USB 2.0/3.0

Interface option RS-232C
Expansion slots 1 PCIe slot


*1.   Software avoids mutual interference by appropriately assigning hardware resources to OS. Machine control task is not interrupted even if Windows crashes.

EtherCAT® is a registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.

Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Other company names and product names in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

The product photographs and figures that are used in this catalogue may vary somewhat from the actual products.

Omron Electronics is the South African subsidiary of Omron Corporation, a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of “Sensing & Control + Think.” Established in 1933, Omron has about 36,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in more than 110 countries and regions. The company’s business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronics, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. In the field of industrial automation, Omron supports manufacturing innovation by providing advanced automation technology and products, as well as through extensive customer support, in order to help create a better society. For more information, visit Omron’s website: http://www.industrial.omron.co.za

For enquiries about Omron Industrial Automation please contact:

Omron Electronics (Pty) Ltd 
Tel: 011 579 2600
Direct Email: info.sa@eu.omron.com
Website:         www.industrial.omron.co.za

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