Roosendaal, The Netherlands – Hypertherm Inc released its latest version of Robotmaster V7.4, an offline robot programming software containing several enhancements designed to further simplify robotic programming. Robotmaster, based on the redesigned V7 architecture, which was first released in 2018, uses integrated CAD/CAM functionality making it simple and intuitive for all, even first-time users. A variety of industries use the software to program robots for tasks such as surfacing, 3D milling, additive manufacturing, welding, painting, and more.
The improvements include major enhancements to Remote Tool Center Point (RTCP) that allow for an improved end user experience and exploit the full capabilities of any robotic cell, as well as additions to the surface paths with added strategies and advanced tools for applications such as polishing, grinding, deburring, and more. The surface paths are intended to operate in tandem with the RTCP enhancements or conventional configurations for robotic finishing.
Furthermore, the developments incorporate faster processing times when saving, loading, and calculating jobs, plus improved real time feedback during simulation for faster part programming times. In addition to, enhancement to the Robotmaster Interactive Simulation Environment (RISE), delivering a more realistic simulation for external axes, along with tools to better control motion between the robot and external axes.
“With Robotmaster V7.4 we’ve responded to our customer base with features and enhancements that we believe take a big step forward,” explained Garen Cakmak, Senior Director (Robotic Software team), Hypertherm. “Take the RTCP improvements as an example. These will allow users to realize more value from their robotic cell investment.”
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