Why we need offline tools for programming a robot?
Offline programming is a perfect solution to improve the performance of a robot as it saves your valuable time and also money. But at the same time, it is tricky to implement the complete process using effectors with offline programming as you have to create the end effector model yourself with software.
RobotDK solves this issue as it is very user-friendly to create new end-effectors where the robot libraries are stocked with a range of end effectors and models that is very compatible for application.
Here are the top 5 Offline tools for programming a robot:
Recently, it is the most popular robotic tool comprising of 2 or 3 fingers that are used to grasp any object or tools like human fingers. The robot library includes a generic two-fingered gripper along with Robotiq 2F-85 and 2F-140 grippers.
Most of the industries make use of robots to perform welding in order to increase speed and accuracy. The different types of Welding guns are single electrode arc welding guns and double electrode spot welding guns. The Robot Library includes a generic weld gun along with Daihaen FD B4.
Though Pencil is an unusual tool, for industrial tools it is highly useful for consumer applications. Robotic art is a fun and amusing thing to watch. There are two pencils in the Robot Library where one of them is generic and the other one can be held by a two-fingered gripper where it can be applied for incremental forming for tool shape.
An extruder is a device used to print 3D materials where the plastic is melted in the heated extruder followed by feeding it onto the printing bed. Robot DK is used for printing 3D wizards on a wide range of materials from concrete to food items where the robot library also includes generic extruders.
Your custom tool
As the sky is the limit for your innovation, Robot DK allows its users to create their own tool for using it in an offline program as there is no limitation.
The two ways to create your own tool in RobotDK are:
- Create an “Empty Tool” – The position and orientation are the two most important factors to be known for the robot’s application. The empty tool creates a reference frame followed by attaching it to the robot wrist which is almost “invisible” but readily serves its purpose.
- Load your own CAD file – Load a 3D model into the software of a CAD file to see the visual model of the tool. Attaching the model to the robot and RobotDK will automatically turn the needed tool as a custom tool where adjustment of tool’s reference and alignment frame is to be modified.