Robot Control Software Speeds Setup

The latest version of ABB Robotics’ robot controller software, RobotWare 6, is said to offer increased flexibility and reliability, along with an extensive toolbox for developers and broad communications capabilities.

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The latest version of ABB Robotics’ robot controller software, RobotWare 6, is said to offer increased flexibility and reliability, along with an extensive toolbox for developers and broad communications capabilities. The software features improved installation features, including an installation manager with a flexible application licensing mechanism for developers, and a new user interface said to speed setup time and system configuration. According to the company, jogging is more responsive and restarts are faster with the software release.

The controller software now includes an externally guided motion (EGM) feature which, combined with the aid of external sensors, provides more precise control over robot motion. The sensors enable the user to input absolute positions and to modify the robot’s path. Paths can be updated every 4 msec. with a controller lag of 8 to 20 msec., depending on the type of robot.

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