Tending to a machine while it performs a task can be a dangerous and tedious job. Enter: robots. Automated machine tending makes sense financially and will improve quality and speed of production. Machine tending robot software enables a machine tending robot to do its job effectively.
ABB recently introduced its new software machine tending solutions. RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac is PC-based software enabling 3D virtual environment-based creation and editing of machine tending robot cells simply and quickly. It has a catalog of standard grippers and station types, and built-in support for most types of equipment. In the virtual environment, the user can define a safe home position.
RobotWare Machine Tending, a controller-based software, can be used in conjunction with RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac. Although RobotWare was created to be a standalone operation tool, the two software types can operate as an integrated unit as well. Its customizable user interface caters to less skilled users, but more experienced customers are provided with access to RAPID coding tools, therefore matching itself to each specific user’s needs. Production monitoring and control, as well as program and part selection are made easy with the intuitive graphical interface.
Machine Sync is software that specializes in synchronizing the robot’s motions with a sensor of a machine’s moving parts. SoftMove is an option that permits the robot to adjust to external forces, or internal variations in a work object.
For faster, more flexible machine tending programming, these types of software hit the mark. RobotWorx carries a variety of machine tending industrial robots and software. If you would like to find out more information, contact RobotWorx at 740-251-4312.