Trimming Down the Choices of Trimming Robot Software

Jun 20, 2013

Industrial robots are very efficient with jobs such as routing and waterjet cutting when they use trimming robot software. Robot arms make the entire cutting process easier, quicker, and safer.


While a robot might not be the ide­al employ­ee at a hair salon, when they are equipped with the right soft­ware, they can cer­tain­ly per­form a nice trim­ming job. Many of the com­mon trim­ming oper­a­tions, such as rout­ing and water­jet cut­ting, are made easy and effi­cient with trim­ming robot software.

Motoman offers their Points Importer EG soft­ware to cre­ate robot pro­grams from CAD data. It is espe­cial­ly use­ful when curved parts are used in water­jet cut­ting, grind­ing, or debur­ring. This soft­ware con­verts XML files into robot JBI files. 

Fanuc teamed up with KMT Robot­ic Solu­tions to devel­op com­ple­men­tary soft­ware tools. Trim­Pro is an offline CAD-to-path soft­ware solu­tion. The user can eas­i­ly import CAD part mod­els to cre­ate a sim­u­lat­ed work cell before trim­ming and cut­ting begins. AccuFind is a com­bi­na­tion of soft­ware with hard­ware to be used on parts that have changed their shapes over the course of time. AccuFind uses a sen­sor to deter­mine the new dimen­sions of the part, and applies these changes to the exist­ing trim pro­gram. The same steps are used for cut­ting, drilling, and rout­ing appli­ca­tions. The com­pa­ny col­lab­o­ra­tion also pro­duced Router­Ware and Jet­Ware, both soft­ware pro­grams that pro­duce sev­er­al util­i­ties for cre­at­ing, and if nec­es­sary, adjust­ing cut paths. These soft­ware pro­grams form com­mon geo­met­ric shapes for cut­ting with just a few inputs. 

An option of the Points Importer EG is the G‑Code Con­vert­er EG soft­ware for the trim­ming process. It is an appli­ca­tion-based soft­ware that uses six-axis devices to accu­rate­ly per­form cut­ting, debur­ring, trim­ming, and engrav­ing tasks, to name a few. G‑Code Con­vert­er EG soft­ware applies knowl­edge to cut­ting speeds and angles, as well as rota­tion speeds to devel­op pre­cise cut­ting paths. It is ide­al for work­ing with CAD/CAM pack­ages using spe­cif­ic appli­ca­tion tools to design intri­cate cut­ting and mate­r­i­al removal paths. 

For laser cut­ting, KUKAs LaserTech is an extreme­ly effi­cient and flex­i­ble choice.

Cut­ting right to the chase, these trim­ming soft­ware options can be tai­lored to any type of job. Robots​.com can help any com­pa­ny incor­po­rate the right trim­ming robot soft­ware into their pro­duc­tion line. Con­tact Robots​.com for more infor­ma­tion online or at 8777626881.

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