Offline Programming

  • HI

    Anybody use offline programming on here for welding robots? if so what software? how have you found it? we have octopuz but have never been able to properly align the realworld into the software.

    Cheers

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  • There are many choices - Motosim EG/VRC which is made by Yaskawa, as well as 3rd party software such as Delfoi or Octopuz. Each software has their advantages and disadvantages.


    If you are looking for software to be able to program a newer (NX100 or later) Yaskawa robot offline, with importing capability, then Motosim EG/VRC may be the best choice for you. But you will still have to touch up points (minimally) after loading your jobs from the software into the real robot.

  • There are many choices - Motosim EG/VRC which is made by Yaskawa, as well as 3rd party software such as Delfoi or Octopuz. Each software has their advantages and disadvantages.


    If you are looking for software to be able to program a newer (NX100 or later) Yaskawa robot offline, with importing capability, then Motosim EG/VRC may be the best choice for you. But you will still have to touch up points (minimally) after loading your jobs from the software into the real robot.

    Can you explain how is it possible to sync the simulation software and real robot?

    You said touch, how it can help to sync both?

  • HI

    Anybody use offline programming on here for welding robots? if so what software? how have you found it? we have octopuz but have never been able to properly align the realworld into the software.

    Cheers

    When i spoke to the guys at octopuz, they mentioned that they would come onsite to dial in that realworld/sim match up.


    Might be worth reaching out to them to see what they can do.


    But i would never trust any sim job to just run 100% no matter how close they say it will be.

  • I use Delfoi for offline programming. I shopped around and had a sales meeting with Octopuz too since they're local here. Unfortunately Octopuz software is behind Delfoi and the pricing isn't attractive enough to make the switch. It could be because I am used to Delfoi but I did not like Octopuz software, but my recommendation is that it's worth switching to Delfoi.


    They have good support too.


    You can complete calibration offline by recording Robot points with a TCP tool (8-10 is enough), then uploading this program into the OLP software and perform calibration tasks.


    I recently calibrated a new fixture myself without calling in support. There will always be some inaccuracies between the CAD model and the real world fixture, this is where searches will come into play to help guide the robot to the correct location.

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