FANUC, ABB, KUKA robotic arm programming Software
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Robotic Arm Programming
Industrial Automation requires programming skills across many different disciplines. For example, control systems programming along with robotic arm programming.
However, there are many robotic arms manufacturers such as FANUC, ABB, KUKA just to mention a few of the industrial robot types. Even though each of them has its own language is still a straightforward process.
Likewise, our engineers have expertise in all these disciplines, and we offer training in all aspects of industrial automation.
Types of Robotic Arm Programming
There are several methods to programming a robot. For example, the most common methods are:(1) using the teach pendant,
(2) simulation/offline programming,
(3) teaching by demonstration.
However, according to the British Automation Association (BARA) currently, over 90% are programmed via teach pendant.
In the case of teaching with the pendant, the operator moves the robotic arm in jogging mode by eye to a point in space that they want as one of the waypoints for trajectory (or as a stopping point for an operation like a gripper action for instance). Then the operator saves that position either as a point-to-point or linear move. When a complete trajectory has been built up, then the user can run the program through to confirm the correct operation.
Robotic Simulation and Robotic Programming Software
Robot simulation software allows for programming the robot without necessarily having the actual robot to work on. All the main robot manufacturers have simulations allowing the proving out of a proposed cell and permitting confirmation of reach and cycle time. Also in the category of robot simulation, we find CAD-CAM software allowing the generation of the robot programs without the need for hand teaching. In the case of CAM software, this will allow the importation of CAD files. For example, CAD data of workpieces, end of arm tooling and the environment.
Types of Robotic Programming Softwares
Our Working Process for FANUC, ABB AND KUKA AUTOMATION
Free Consultation to ensure we understand what the company needs are.
We will prepare a proposal based on your requirements and our understanding.
We test all equipment before shipping it. In this way, we ensure everything is working properly.
Phoenix schedule the installation based on the working process of our customer.
Phoenix provides solutions for all kinds of robotic applications. For example, Cutting, Painting, Welding, Material Handling, Palletising, Assembly robots using both new and reconditioned robots such as FANUC, ABB, KUKA just to mention a few. We also provide turnkey solutions to reduced scope installs where the customer prefers to carry out some of the work in-house.
However, it is important to consider the Key Elements below before purchasing any industrial robot.
Key Elements To consider in robot Automation
When designing a cell, an integrator, will consider a number of important factors that will determine the final cost of the complete robot system, some of these components are:
- The number of Robots – Depending on the operations it may be necessary to employ more than one robot particularly in the case where cycle times are tight.
- Types of Robots – Robots have different configurations depending on their application. For example, palletising robots usually have less axes and are faster than a six-axis robot.
- The Cell Layout – The layout refers to the arrangement of machines within the cell. This allows consideration of the flow of the parts through the process.
- The Number of Part-Types – It may be that there is a requirement for several different part types for the process. In this case, you need a suitable program structure.
- The Processing Times – Each stage that a part passes through a complete cell. It has a certain time of operation, the combination of these will give the overall cell processing time.
- The Loading and Unloading Times – The robot requires a specific time for loading/unloading of individual parts at the beginning and at the end of the process. This time will also influence the overall handling time.