Posts by swilliams13

    I would agree with that statement as well, I don't want to come off like I didn't, Delfoi and Octopuz are just a different style of programming, that a lot of us aren't really used to, and it takes a little bit different mindset when using it.

    This softwares have only good graphics and easy working but they are good for check reach ability of robot, i find a big problem with Yaskawa robots in Visual component, when mount robot on the ceiling, all axis work same as when robot in on the floor but in actually when robot mounting on the ceiling some of axis have limit in moving and this softwares couldn't understand it.

    I think the best software for Yaskawa is Motosim not other offline softwares.

    There are settings that your reseller will come in and calibrate on site to make things work as they should, I don't think this would be any sort of issue.



    then which would be your favorite? seeing that you used both programs.

    I'm fairly new to Delfoi, but I like their user interface better. It's a little more intuitive than what I had used with Octopuz. I know that Octopuz was doing a complete redesign of theirs recently, not sure if that is out there yet or not. Other than that, they are fairly similar with a few odds and ends that are different.

    Delfoi and Octopuz both provide a similar programming experience as they are both ran by Visual Components. The difference with them from your Motosim, WeldPro, DTPS, ect is that they don't use a teach pendant or robot languages when writing programs. You have to think about programming a little differently. More like a CNC is programmed with MasterCam or something similar. They aren't the best for loading programs back into the software. Instead, you would usually figure out what needs changed in the program, go back to your original, edit, and re-post.


    The big win with them is once you have them set up and working well, they are insanely fast for writing programs. I can write a program with touch senses, multiple welds, position changes, all in the matter of a few minutes. I currently use Delfoi but had used Octopuz at my previous employer.

    Do you have a way to convert from .rpg files at all? I don't have a manual anymore, but I believe on the pendant it just adds a + to any line that is using coordinated motion. I also believe it is a paid option on panasonics. I have some programs i could send you that may or may not help, but they are in .rpg format.

    YRC, brand new. I was getting close! Going through the touch manual, wrote the touch sense, was just having trouble with the variables. I appreciate the help! Robodoc - this is this company’s first robot, and I don’t have any electrical connections currently running through the welding ‘backbone’. I wanted to keep this cell as simple as possible, and am just using a bluco spine for attaching custom tooling to. This is a high mix, low volume cell.

    We finally got our new Yaskawa Motoman cell last week and I’ve been learning the ropes on programming. 2 days after install I’m running production parts, but I’m in need of a little help.


    I have a 4 station weld fixture, with a part that gets welded on one side, flipped by hand, then welded on the other side. I’m using wire touch sensing to determine the height of the ring being welded to the tube is, to shift the weld in Z+ or Z-.


    The next thing I would like to do is add a touch sense to verify there is a part in any given station or not. What does the logic look like to do this? I’ve done it multiple times on a Panasonic, but the touch sense routine is much different here.


    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Good afternoon all-


    So I recently changed companies, and I was brought here to start their robotic welding and automation department. Our first cell here will be an Arc World 2000 from Yaskawa. I have never worked with Motoman robots before, as most of my background is in Panasonic robots. I am trying to come up with some standardization around program names. Can somebody tell me the format in which the standard programs that will come on the robot are named? Are they a combination of letters and numbers? Or are they just letters or just numbers? I want to have this in place at least somewhat before the cell shows up in the next couple weeks. Thanks in advance.

    glad you were able to come up with a solution. yeah, and the thing about it is, its not even a card. its literally already on your robot, they just turn the option on with their magic sd card. haha

    ...after looking, its obvious to me that is not a G3 controller. You may be able to find a similar function on your model of controller that does this, I'm not sure if this method was the same on that generation or not.

    I'm not 100% on what model that is, but if it has a G3 controller, there are a couple things you can do.


    The first thing you should do is go through your programs and (forgive me, I don't have access to this brand of robot anymore) renumber the points. if i remember correctly, you select the program and go to properties, and renumber points (or something to that effect) should be there. Do that and you will free up quite a bit of memory, as points you have deleted during touch ups or anything like that are still being held by the robot. When you renumber, it will start at P001 and go up consecutively. It is actually pretty good practice to do this whenever you touch up a program on these robots.


    Option 2 is buy the extended memory from Miller Automation.


    Hope this helps.

    I'm not familiar with Yaskawa(although I just bought a new one, so i will be soon), and i'm not sure if this is the easiest way, but you should just be able to wire an output to the PLC and trigger the output in your program every time said thing happens. if you are just counting by 1, pulse the output and have the PLC do all the math. This is how i would do it, not sure if that is the best way or not.

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