ABB's new RobotStudio app in the Okuma App Store incorporates the IRC5 robot controller software increasing profitability by allowing users to schedule robot tasks such as training, programming and optimization offline without causing any downtime in production. Okuma‘s App Store is an online marketplace for CNC machine tool apps and related content.
RobotStudio is built on the ABB Virtual Controller which is an exact copy of the software that runs robots in production. This allows simulations to be performed offline, using programs and configurations identical to those used on a shop floor, maximizing efficiency and part production.
Benefits of uninterrupted production include:
• Risk Reduction
• Quicker Start-Up
• Shorter Change-over
• Increased Productivity
RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac (MTPP) is an add-on and included with the app. This platform provides quick and easy creation and editing of robot machine tending.
MTPP defines and configures:
• Parts and grippers
• Stations and robot movements
• HomeRun strategy
• Simulation, validation and optimal cycles
Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.