Make a safe move and upgrade to RobotStudio 6.03

4. April 2016 16:30

We are proud to announce version 6.03 of RobotStudio, the toolbox for ABB robot users. The new version comes with several new features and quality enhancements.

SafeMove 2nd generation
One of the major new features is the second generation SafeMove that can be configured with the configuration tool Visual SafeMove.



The new SafeMove generation builts on the strengths of its predecessor but offers greater flexibility and improved ease-of-use. The configuration tool allows safety zones to be configured and visualized using the 3D graphics view. It is part of the Basic edition which means it is free of charge. It works for both real and virtual robots.

TrueMove™ path visualization
The IRC5 controller features TrueMove that provides outstanding path following capabilities. When working with an ABB robot you can be confident that the robot will always follow the programmed path regardless of the programmed speed. In RobotStudio 6.03, the programmed path will be visualized to show exactly how the robot will move. The TrueMove path visualization applies to linear and circular motion instructions.



The picture above shows an example of the TrueMove path visualization. As you can see there is a perfect match between the visualized path (green) and the TCP trace (red) for linear and circular motion instructions.

For more information about the these and other new features of RobotStudio you can read the release notes.

If you are new to RobotStudio you can download and try the Premium features using the 30 day trial. To become a Premium subscriber, please contact your local ABB Robotics sales representative.

Please share your thoughts on our user forum or get in touch with your local ABB Robotics representative.

Henrik Berlin, Program Manager, RobotStudio

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Henrik Berlin
Program Manager, RobotStudio





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Teach pendants? Where we’re going, we don’t need teach pendants!

22. October 2015 00:02

Just in time for the arrival of the future, we are proud to announce version 6.02 of the offline programming tool RobotStudio.

Programming a robot is no longer dependent on a teach pendant. The desktop software RobotStudio and the RobotStudio Online family of tablet apps are ready to do the job. The apps Manage, Tune, Calibrate and Jog are all members of the RobotStudio Online family that runs on Windows 8 and 10.


Version 6.02 of RobotStudio continues on the journey that started with RobotStudio Pro 1.0 in the year of 2000. The current version contains a number of new features, for example an improved way of programming conveyor tracking.



We are also adding to already rich set of CAD converters by adding support for DXF/DWG, JT, NX, Parasolid, Solid Edge and SolidWorks. In addition, the CGR and 3DXML formats are now included in the converter for CATIA V5 that supports CATPart, and CATProduct from before.

The new defeaturing function automatically identifies and removes small features such as fillets, chamfers, and round holes that offline programmers typically want to eliminate from a 3D model.

Experience the future today and try the Premium features and the CAD converters of RobotStudio during 30 days for free. Please contact your local ABB Robotics sales representative to sign up for a subscription after the trial has ended.
Please share your feedback on our user forum or report directly to ABB Robotics Service.

Henrik Berlin, Program Manager, RobotStudio

Author:
Henrik Berlin
Program Manager, RobotStudio



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Bring YuMi into your PC with RobotStudio 6.01

10. May 2015 09:52

The new dual-arm robot, the YuMi, is available in RobotStudio 6.01.

The YuMi robot recently introduced by ABB is a truly collaborative robot. It is inherently safe which means, for example, that fences are not required.



It can be programmed just like any other ABB robot and is fully integrated in RobotStudio. You can find it in the ABB Library gallery of RobotStudio under the name IRB 14000.


Read more about the YuMi and the other numerous new features introduced with RobotStudio 6.01 in the release notes.

RobotStudio can be downloaded from our web page and you will have access to the Premium features for 30 days. To become a Premium subscriber, please contact your local ABB Robotics sales representative.

We are interested in your feedback that you can share with your local ABB Robotics Service representative, post on our user forum, or enter as a comment below.

Enjoy!

Henrik Berlin, Program Manager, RobotStudio

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Henrik Berlin
Program Manager, RobotStudio






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RobotStudio 6.0 is released!

7. December 2014 23:22

RobotStudio 6 builds on the success of RobotStudio 5 and comes with several new features. It installs RobotWare 6 and supports RobotWare 5.07 and later.

If you are a SafeMove user, you will appreciate the new safety configuration tool Visual SafeMove. The new configurator comes with the Premium edition of RobotStudio and is focused on ease-of-use. It takes full advantage of all RobotStudio user interface elements such as the graphics view, the command tab and the tree view.


With RobotStudio 6, we are introducing a new tool called Jobs that lets you operate on a large population of IRC5 controllers. You can, for example, do a backup, synchronize the time of your robots, read RAPID data, and distribute user login files (UAS) to a maintain the logins and user rights of your robot users.

Read more about the above and other new features in the Release Notes and the Operating Manual.

You can download RobotStudio and try out the Premium features free of charge during a 30-day trial period. If you want to sign up for a Premium subscription after the trial period has ended you can contact your local ABB Robotics sales representative.


Henrik Berlin, Program Manager, RobotStudio

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Henrik Berlin
Program Manager, RobotStudio



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External Axis Wizard 5.61 is released!

2. May 2014 16:05

The External Axis Wizard has been updated to support RobotStudio and RobotWare 5.61.

When using custom external axes (positioners, gantries or track motions) that are not provided as standard products from ABB it is convenient to use the External Axis Wizard to generate the motion configuration parameters for the ABB IRC5 robot controller system.



Given a 3D RobotStudio model of the external axis mechanism, the wizard generates the configuration parameters that describe the mechanism in a format that the IRC5 controller understands.

The wizard is particularly useful when the external axis mechanism is driven by the standard ABB motor and gear units of the MU, MID or MTD families. In this case the generated configuration file (MOC.CFG) can be used also for the real robot contoller system on the shopfloor. The 5.61 version supports the new Type A motors and comes with a few bug fixes as well.

The External Axis Wizard is an addin to RobotStudio Premium that is available for download free of charge from RobotApps. RobotStudio Premium comes with a 30-day trial. Download it an try it out. To sign up for an low-cost annual subscription contact ABB.



Henrik Berlin, Program Manager, RobotStudio

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Henrik Berlin
Program Manager, RobotStudio



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