Jabez Technologies has released Robotmaster v6.1. Building on the Robotmaster Interactive Simulations Environment introduced in 2013, v6.1 provides new features and enhancements developed specifically for high-mix, low-volume robotic applications.
The Robotmaster Interactive Simulations Environment (RISE) has been expanded to support the demands of these applications, which require precise control of all process parameters with direct validation of the programming during simulation. A new script language has been implemented that can be used in conjunction with an application’s process settings to customize simulation behavior. Custom tooling and devices with simple to complex behavior and motion can be verified in the same simulation environment used to validate the robot programming. Enhancements to user control include multi-point editing and accessing simulation from anywhere in Robotmaster. New features and performance enhancements have been added to 3D-PDF file creation, further facilitating the sharing of simulation and programming results.
New robot brands supported for v6.1 include OTC/Daihen and Kawasaki, with significant enhancements made for ABB, Fanuc, Kuka, Motoman and Staubli.
According to the company, users can quickly create optimized paths for plasma, water-jet and laser cutting. All cutting parameters can be controlled with new process screens, which are customizable and fully integrated inside Robotmaster.
Simple to complex welds can be programmed using “one-click” automatic seam programming. Users can program successful welding paths through instant visualization of the impact of any changes in the path, torch angle, reach or collisions. Robots mounted on rotary booms/arms can effectively be controlled in a variety of configurations with full flexibility. Comprehensive arc welding support is available for YaskawaMotoman, ABB (ArcWare), OTC/Daihen, Fanuc and Kawasaki robots with ongoing development for Kuka and Panasonic brands.
For composites, several new features have been introduced, including automated and flexible trimming using intelligent analysis tools; comprehensive support for simple to complex drilling and riveting; easy configuration and programming of Universal Holding Fixtures (UHF); automated fixture creation with one click design/creation of trimming jigs; and the introduction of new tools for fiber tape lay-up programming.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.