Sysmac automation platform expands scalability with 4 & 8 axis NJ series CPUs

April 3, 2012

Following the Sysmac platform launch in July 2011, OMRON Industrial Automation further expands the Sysmac line up of machine automation controllers with the release of the new NJ3 series CPUs. The new series consists of two CPUs, 4 and 8 axes, hence offering full compatibility and scalability from 4 to 64 axes.

The NJ3 series is fully compatible with NJ5 series machine automation controllers, using the same programming and configuration tool - Sysmac Studio - and the same built-in networks - EtherCAT for machine control and EtherNet/IP for factory automation. Like the NJ5 series, the NJ3 series uses the latest embedded processors from Intel Corporation taking full advantage of the architecture of the Sysmac automation platform.

This expansion of the Sysmac family is part of OMRON's commitment to meeting advanced machine automation needs since it offers a consistent solution from a low number of axes right up to the largest machines. It also smartly addresses modular machine construction.


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933, and headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, OMRON has an extensive sales and service network that reaches across some 100 countries, and has more than 36,000 employees working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems, healthcare, and the environment. The company has regional head offices in Singapore (Asia Pacific), Shanghai (Greater China), Amsterdam (Europe, Africa, and the Middle East), Chicago (the Americas), and Gurgaon (India).
For more information, visit OMRON's website at

  • *Sysmac is a registered trademark of OMRON Corporation.
  • *EtherCAT® is a registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.
  • *Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox Corporation.
  • *Other company names and product names in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
For more press information, please contact:
Yasutsugu Namura
Automation Systems Division HQ
OMRON Industrial Automation
OMRON Corporation
Tel: +81-75-344-7173   Fax: +81-75-344-7149
Satoko Murakoshi
Public Relations
Strategy Planning Division HQ
OMRON Industrial Automation
OMRON Corporation
Tel: +81-3-6718-3581   Fax: +81-3-6718-3586

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