Robotmaster suite of specialized software tools unveiled by Hypertherm’s Robotic Software team following FABTECH
Hypertherm’s Robotic Software Team is fielding a record number of inquiries for its Robotmaster offline programing software following this month’s FABTECH trade show in Chicago.
The team is celebrating the introduction of a new suite of specialized tools that make it easy to optimize robotic welding and cutting—whether plasma, laser, or waterjet—by creating optimized paths. Additionally, these tools include one-click automatic programming that results in error-free robotic programs for both simple and very complex cuts and welds.
Team leader Chahe Bakmazjian says a significant rise in robotic cutting and welding in recent years is prompting greater adoption of robotic technology. “A sharp increase in demand for small-batch and high-mix applications is causing more companies to turn to robots,” explains Bakmazjian. “Robots are ideal for these sorts of jobs because they have the ability to adapt to frequent changes; however, simple programming is key since the traditional method of teaching a robot is very time consuming.”
Hypertherm’s Robotmaster software makes it possible to program almost any type of robot offline using familiar CAD/CAM software. For example, live demonstrations at FABTECH showcased a Fanuc robot operating a welding gun and an ABB robot with a plasma cutting torch. A total of five booths had their robots programmed with Robotmaster and running live demos for passerby’s at FABTECH 2015.
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Hypertherm’s Robotic Software Team develops Robotmaster, off-line programming software that provides quick and easy tools for industrial robotics and manufacturing. This allows robot programmers to drastically reduce programming time and effort by adopting Robotmaster while maximizing a rapid return on their investment. Robotmaster software is ideally suited to program robots for such tasks as trimming, cutting, welding, de-burring, polishing, dispensing, grinding, spraying, painting and 3D machining, while supporting most industrial robot brands. Learn more at www.robotmaster.com.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company, consistently named a best place to work, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.