Software Enables Flexible Robot Programming

The latest release of Delcam’s PowerMill Robot programming solution enables manual and CNC programming of robots to be combined in a single program for increased flexibility.

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The latest release of Delcam’s PowerMill Robot programming solution enables manual and CNC programming of robots to be combined in a single program for increased flexibility. Other enhancements include improved collision-checking, automatic avoidance of wrist singularities and the ability to generate robot programs from tape files produced in other CAM software. At Westec 2015 (September 15-17, Los Angeles), the software will be highlighted on an RSI Cobra cell, designed for manufacturers who need a milling system that can be quickly moved from one area to another.

According to the company, PowerMill Robot makes it as easy to program a robot for machining as it is to program a five-axis machine tool. As a fully-associated application within PowerMill, users have access to all the core software’s multi-axis machining strategies and can use all the system’s project management options to manage, store and retrieve data.

With PowerMill Robot, robots can be programmed for tool-to-part applications, making them well-suited for machining large parts, or for part-to-tool applications, such as grinding or linishing.  The working area can be extended with linear tracks and rotary tables for even greater flexibility in the size and types of parts that can be manufactured.

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