Omron Sysmac Automation


Sysmac is the latest machine automation platform from Omron with integration throughout: from controller to software.

The guiding principles behind the Sysmac automation platform are;

  •   One control for the entire machine or production cell
  •    Harmony between machine and people
  • Open communication and open programming standards.


The result: A powerful and robust automation platform with a new machine automation controller (Sysmac NJ), that integrates motion, sequencing, networking and vision inspection, a new software (Sysmac Studio), that includes configuration, programming, simulation and monitoring and a fast machine network (EtherCAT) to control motion, vision, sensors and actuators.


Integrating motion, sequencing, vision and networks in ONE machine controller, the NJ-series hardware gives you complete control over the entire machine with high performance and easy operation.



Key NJ-Series Controller Features;                                                                                                                                     


  •    EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT ports embedded                                                                                          

  •    Standard IEC 61131-3 programming                                                                                        

  •     Certified PLCopen Function Blocks for Motion Control                                          

  •     Global standards CE, cULus, NK, LR

  •     Fan-less cooling


Machine Control Features;


  • Seamless integration of Logic and Motion

  • Synchronous control of all machine network devices

  • Backwards compatibility with most CJ PLC-series modules


Motion Control Features;


  • Control up to 64 axes of motion

  • Linear and circular interpolation

  • Electronic cam and gearing



Roll grinding made easy;



"Sysmac controller provided a flexible platform" - Mike Diskin, Managing Director of Halifax Numerical Controls, UK


A control system based on products from Omron is helping machine-tool expert Halifax Numerical Controls (HNC) to achieve success in the UK and around the world in the fiercely competitive market for roll grinders for rubber-coated rollers.

Among the many benefits offered by the new control system are complete integration of machine functions, an intuitive graphical operator interface, simple menu-based roll type selection, almost unlimited expandability to add new roll types, and powerful integrated diagnostics.


Product groups;


Sysmac controller

The NJ-series Machine Automation Controller is at the heart of the new Sysmac platform. One integrated machine controller that offers speed, flexibility and scalability of software centric architecture without compromising on the traditional reliability and robustness that you have come to expect from our PLCs. Learn more


Created to give you complete control over your automation system, Sysmac Studio integrates configuration, programming and monitoring in a simple interface. This advanced tool drives the powerful new NJ-series machine automation controller giving you total control of the entire machine with one single and easy to use software. Learn more

 Remote I/O

With modular- as well as block-type distributed I/O, you can choose the style best suited to your needs. The NX-series modular EtherCAT I/O system supports synchronous high-speed I/O with system-wide jitter of less than 1 µs. The modular Smartslice series can be connected to various open networks, and offers preventive maintenance features and hot-swapping. The block-type GX series are dedicated for EtherCAT and have a fixed I/O size and removable screw terminals. Learn more


Thanks to its advanced design and algorithms, the MX2 provides smooth control down to zero speed, plus precise operation for cyclic operations and torque control capability in open loop. The MX2 is fully in tegrated within the Sysmac automation platform. Learn more


Great machines are born from a perfect match between control and mechanics. G5 gives you that extra edge to build more accurate, faster, smaller and safer machines. Learn more

 Vision sensors

The FQ-M series is a vision sensor designed specifically for pick and place applications. It comes with EtherCAT embedded and can be configured and monitored from Sysmac Studio software. The FQ-M series is compact, fast and includes an incremental encoder input for easy tracking and calibration. Learn more


The Delta solution can achieve up to 200 cycles per minute and can be synchronized with multiple conveyors to perform on-the-fly Pick & Place operations. The system offers 2 types of robot arms: Delta and Mini Delta. The NJ controller offers a response time of 2 ms when controlling 8 Delta robots or 1 ms when controlling 4 robots. Learn more

Integrated safety control

The Sysmac automation platform integrates the safety solution within our one connection and one software concept. One connection is realised though the use of Safety over EtherCAT - FSoE - protocol. The one software is achieved by using the Sysmac Studio for configuration, programming and maintenance. The NX safety system consists of safety controller and safety I/O units. Both the safety controller and safety I/O can be freely distributed in an I/O rack throughout the network, mixing them in any combination with standard NX I/O. Learn more