RobotDirector

Program editor

Create complex robot programs by simple drap and drop programming. Add user input, change tools, change workobjects, Gcodes and Directly create and import CAD generated Gcodes. After creating the program test, simulate and finetune directly from RobotDirector. This allows you to perfect programs in an offline environment reducing downtime and maximising production.

Tooling

New Tools and processes like:  external Axes, 3d print extruders and so on can easily be added to the database and used directly in your robot programs allowing for rapid prototyping.

The software lets you use various tools and processes interchangeably simply by dragging and dropping the tool into your program. This makes it possible to combine multiple tools during one operation

After years of experience in the art of automation, we have gained experience in a lot of processes:

  • 3D milling
  • 3D printing
    • Plastics
    • Steel
    • Ceramics
    • Concrete
    • Powder based
    • Brick pixels
  • Welding
  • Handling
  • Assembly
  • Surface finishing
  • ….(your application?)….
Werkobject

Physical / Digital Synchronisation

Machine range is never big enough. That is why we developed advanced positioning software using lasertracker technologies to synchronise the Physical world with the Digital world within seconds. This enables us to continue on the same exact gcode after physicaly moving the robot. This makes it possible to bring the machine to the object and monitor robot positions in the digital world.

By being able to synchronise the physical and digital world of  the robot, multiple robots be synchronised to a single coordinate system allowing them to work independently on the same object simultaneously.

Robots are very good at repeating movement but not as good at making precise absolute movement. In order to compensate for this weakness a laser tracker, touchsensor or measurementarm can be used to accurately measure the absolute positions, this data can than be used to correct coordinates to improve the absolute accuracy of the robot. This technology can also be used to accurately calibrate robotic joints. 

The laser tracker used for these purposes is able to measure at up to 0.02mm accuracy at a distance of 80m taking 20 measurements per second. 

The software to achieve this can easily be adapted for compatibility with new and/or different measurement technologies like total stations or measurementarms. 

Using the custom CAD plugin you can analyze measurements in the 3d viewport and see where it differs from the theoretical model, change the Gcode in the viewport and regenerate the Gcode.

CAD / CAM

We work with 3d modeling software Rhinoceros, for which we have developed our own plugin enabling you to easily convert your 3d designs into gcode for the various tools and processes.

Due to the open software architecture of RobotDirector and its interpretation of Gcode the RobotDirector can easily integrate third party applications.