I am using a KRC2 ED5, Kuka KR16 welding robot to weld flanges onto pipes.
The pipe is mounted on a rotary table , driven with a kuka sevro motor configured as a 7th axis.
The arc tech software will happily weld in a mechanical weave pattern whilst the welding torch is moving between two positions , but in this application the 7th axis rotates the pipe and the welding torch stays in one fixed position.
My question is how to enable the weave patterns in the direction of the rotating weld seam without the torch traveling forwards ?
I have tried writing a custom weave pattern to include motion for the 7th axis , but that appeared to corrupt the arc tech config and I had to re-install the software
Any help would be much appreciated.