A single, ‘cost effective’ software solution for the offline programming of industrial robots.
An efficient robot machining solution for the rapid creation of complex collision-free 3D movements in native 6 or more axes code (5 to 6 axis transformations are not required).
SprutCAM Robot offloads the tedious process of robot programming from the shop floor to a personal computer, making it a lot easier and much more effective.
SprutCAM Robot offers an extensive range of operations for 3-5 axis milling, deburring, trimming, cutting, welding, cladding and much more.
SprutCAM Robot supports programming of robots from Fanuc, Kuka, Staubli, Yaskawa Motoman, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Nachi, ABB and many more.
Offline robot programming workflow
COMAC – SprutCam Robot
Laser Welding Features in SprutCAM Robot
Main advantages and benefits:
- Improved productivity thanks to offline programming (reduction of robot idle periods and reduction of programming costs)
- Much faster and more accurate than teach programming
- Easy programming of robots with rotary tables, robots on rails etc.
- Automatic optimisation and search for collision-free motions (singularity and limb limits avoided)
- Realistic machining simulation and verification
- Generation of robot’s native NC code
Rotary milling of sculpture with SprutCAM Robot for KUKA
Fibreglass trimming with KUKA robot programmed using SprutCAM
Welding with SprutCAM Robot for Motoman Yaskawa robot
Tool path generation
An extensive range of tool path strategies working directly with 3d models of the part and the workpiece are available
- Roughing tool paths: parallel, equidistant, high-speed, adaptive roughing, roughing plane, roughing rotary machining, hole machining and many others
- Finishing tool paths: finishing waterline, plane, scallop (3d constant step over), morph, rotary machining, 5 axis surfacing
- Contouring tool paths: 2D, 3D & 5D contouring
All tool paths are generated taking into account the specific robot kinematics. The robot’s additional sixth and other degrees of freedom can be optimised either automatically or manually to extend the reach zone, avoid collisions or improve machining conditions.
The SprutCAM Robot kinematic scheme library already covers a wide range of robots from all the major manufacturers, such as Fanuc, Kuka, Staubli, Yaskawa Motoman, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Nachi, ABB etc. In addition, standard templates allow the rapid creation of new custom kinematic schemes for robots and robotic cells.
SprutCAM Robot applications include:
- Milling (Stone / Wood / Foam / Resin / Aluminium)
- Deburring / Trimming
- Grinding / Polishing
- Сutting (Plasma / Laser / Waterjet / Knife)
- Welding (Plasma / Cladding – additive)
- Painting / Spray Coating
- Dispensing (Glue / Sealant etc.)
Robot programming in SprutCAM Robot is performed with the robot’s position and orientation taken into account — floor/wall/shelf/ceiling mount, any position of a robot inside a cell is supported. Both “part to tool” and “tool to part” configurations are allowed.
To guarantee the generated tool paths are error-free and efficient, SprutCAM Robot includes advanced simulation. The machining simulation in SprutCAM features:
- Precise ‘real life’ robot kinematics simulation
- Material removal simulation
- Mechanical collisions detection
- Part gouging detection
- Robot singularities and out of reach zone detection
Staubli RX160L milling program with SprutCAM Robot
Offline programming of plasma cutting with KUKA
The calculated toolpaths are converted to the native robot command codes by a post-processor. Many ready-to-use post-processors for all major brands are available. In addition, the built-in Post-processor Generator software can be used to create new, or, adjust existing post-processors.
Simultaneous control of a robot and unlimited number of linear and rotary additional positioning axes is supported. One example of such application is a robot simultaneously moving on a rail and doing some milling, another example is the continuous rotary machining of a part with a robot and a rotary table. The additional axes can be either controlled automatically using a set of rules or manually with the special “robot axes optimizer” feature.
Aluminium milling and hole machining with SprutCAM Robot for Staubli robot
Milling of equipment for orthopaedics with SprutCAM Robot for KUKA robot with double tables
An example of programming with SprutCAM Robot