Robotics   RobotWare Cutting   High-precision robotic laser cutting softwareRobotWare Cutting is anadvanced controller sof...
Related productsRobotWare Cutting can be complemented with other ABBsoftware products and accessories in order to furtheri...
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RobotWare Cutting is an advanced controller software that optimizes laser cutting using ABB robots. It includes sophisticated tools for robot
tuning and calibration, integration of peripheral equipment and the programming of
complex paths and shapes.

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Laser cutting software datasheet

  1. 1. Robotics RobotWare Cutting High-precision robotic laser cutting softwareRobotWare Cutting is anadvanced controller softwarethat optimizes laser cuttingusing ABB robots. It includessophisticated tools for robottuning and calibration, integra-tion of peripheral equipmentand the programming ofcomplex paths and shapes.Shape generation Iterative Learning ControlIt is easy to create complex shapes such as holes, slots, rec- ABB cutting robots are learning by doing. Advanced itera-tangles, hexagons and CAD shapes, by following dedicated tive learning control algorithms improve the robot’s cuttingprogramming instructions for each shape. In addition, free pattern. The path shape is recorded and compared with theform cutting instructions for linear and circular movements desired shape, which generates an offset based on differ-are supported, which are typically used for trimming of edges. ences – allowing the robot to gradually improve its cutting performance.The intuitive user interfacesIntuitive user interfaces make it easy to create advanced laser Laser power modulationcutting programs, including instructions for specific cutting Laser power can be adjusted to the speed of the roboticshapes, advanced shape tuning and integration with periph- laser head, thus improving cutting quality and optimizingeral equipment. Operator interfaces can be created by the perfor­ ance. muser using standard ABB software tools, allowing operatorsto run and modify cutting programs without the support of a Summary of benefitsrobot programmer. High quality cutting Quality comparable to traditional five-axis cutting machinesEquipment integration through high accuracy robots and software.Most common brands and models of laser sources, lasercutting heads and other peripheral equipment are supported. Easy to programEquipment specific functions such as turning on and off the Advanced software that eliminates the difficulty of program-laser can be controlled directly from the robot program. The ming complex paths and shapes.interface between the robot and the peripheral equipment isstandardized and can be adapted to different brands. Easy to commission Sophisticated features makes the laser cutting process easyAdvanced shape tuning – Friction compensation to tune, calibrate and integrate with other machines andRobotWare Cutting automatically compensates for mechani- friction ensuring optimum performance for each shape.Advanced shape tuning optimizes the motion performance fora specific shape at a specific location, which helps in maxi-mizing cutting performance. Each shape is given a unique setof friction compensation values via a user-friendly interface.
  2. 2. Related productsRobotWare Cutting can be complemented with other ABBsoftware products and accessories in order to furtherimprove robot cutting performance and productivity.Robot­ tudio Cutting PowerPac SRobotStudio Cutting PowerPac is an offline programmingtool that allows operators to create, modify and verify cutting © Copyright 2012 ABB. All rights reserved. Specifications subject to change without notice. ROB0232EN_A July 2012programs in an offline 3D simulation instead of on the factoryfloor. RobotStudio Cutting PowerPac is seamlessly integratedwith RobotWare Cutting.Other ABB Robotics options and standard featuresIn order to maximize cutting performance, RobotWare Cuttingcan apply several popular options and standard features forusers of ABB’s robot control system IRC5. A standard ABB feature that enables the precise path ac-TrueMove curacy that is required for high quality cutting results and end product quality.QuickMove A standard ABB feature that minimizes the robot’s cycle System requirements time by maximizing its acceleration. The following system requirements must be met in order toWristMove The purpose of the WristMove option is to improve path use RobotWare Cutting. accuracy when cutting geometries with small dimensions. A calibration technique that can be used to automatically Supported robot models All six-axis robotsBullsEye calibrate the cutting tool by monitoring and adjusting the Robot control system IRC5 or later robot’s accuracy during operation. Software RobotWare 5.14.03 or laterAbsolute A calibration option that ensures the correct absolute Required RobotWare options Advanced Shape TuningAccuracy positioning of the robot tool in the entire working range. (included in RobotWare Cutting) FlexPendant Interface An option that allows up to 20 tasks to be executed in par- Path recoveryMultitasking allel, which can be used to control peripheral equipment or other processes simultaneously with the robot’s motion.For more information please