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Robotmaster seamlessly integrates robot programming, simulation and code generation inside Mastercam, delivering quicker robot programming.

Why Use Robotmaster

Some features and benefits of Robotmaster are: 

  • creation of simple or complex robot trajectories accurately without teaching points
  • special tools that assist in avoiding singularity and help to work around reach limitations
  • single solution compatible with multiple robot manufacturers


Powerful Part Modeling

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WIREFRAME, SURFACE AND SOLID MODELING

Streamlined CAD engine makes design work easier than ever before. Each piece of geometry you create is “live”, letting you quickly modify it until it’s exactly what you want. Traditional functions are consolidated into a few simple clicks to simplify the creation of even the most complex parts.



Import CAD Model

Alternatively the part may be created using other CAD software and the model may be imported either directly in your choice of native or neutral file formats. Data translators are available for IGES, Parasolid®, SAT (ACIS solids), AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and Inventor TM files), SolidWorks®, Solid Edge®, STEP, EPS, CADL, STL, VDA, and ASCII, CATIA®, Pro/E®, and more.


Engineering Changes Made Easy

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AUTOMATED CHANGE RECOGNITION

Every shop faces engineering changes and two powerful new tools are available – File Tracking and Change Recognition – that give you an easy way to identify CAD model revisions and streamline programming an updated file. The real power of these tools becomes clear when receiving engineering changes to a large file with multiple operations. Something as simple as a few additional drill holes could be frustrating to identify. Now, with a few mouse clicks, you can immediately locate and program these changes, saving valuable time.

 

CAD/CAM Based Programming

Create simple or complex robot trajectories accurately without teaching points using Mastercam Mill or Router. The programming of the robot trajectory is done graphically using the same process and tools used for CNC machines, by selecting geometry (lines, arcs, part edges and/or 3D part). Once the geometry is selected, parameter boxes guide the user in making the proper selection of process information. The software automatically generates the robot trajectory based on the above information.

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Automated material removal

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Flexible finishing 

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Leftover re-machining

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Optimized finishing

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Precise tool axis control

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Flexible tool orientation

 

Associative Toolpaths

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TOOLPATHS ARE ASSOCIATIVE TO CAD MODEL

Fully associative geometry and toolpaths let you modify the geometry or machining parameters and immediately get an accurate, updated toolpath.

 

Robot Configuration Libraries

Use Robotmaster’s extensive configuration library to easily select your Robot and End-of-arm Tooling and convert CAD/CAM toolpaths for your specific hardware requirements and setup.

  • Choose from FANUC, ABB, MOTOMAN, KUKA, STAUBLI and more
  • Enter robot operating parameters like:
    • Entire robotic cell setup
    • End of arm tooling
    • Setup (user frame and tool center point data)
    • Tool changer information
    • Motion parameters
    • Linear rail and/or rotary table configuration

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Manage user frame and tool center point data

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Robot specific motion paramater settings

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Linear rail and rotary axis paramaters control

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End of arm tooling selection

 

Convert CAD/CAM Data to 6-axis Robot Output

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RCONVERT CAD/CAM TOOLPATHS TO ROBOT POSITIONS

Use the graphical interface to fine-tune the parameters by which Robotmaster will translate the 2 to 5 axis CNC toolpath data into a 6-axis robot toolpath.

  • Set robot configuration for optimal robot posture
  • Manage motion between operations

 

Optimization of Programs

Use automated settings to quickly optimize robot motion and precise control of rotation around tool for:

  • Avoiding singularity and joint limits
  • Maximizing robot dexterity
  • Optimizing joint speeds and ensuring smooth robot playback

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Maintain fixed tool orientation

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Vary tool orientation by rotation

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Follow a relative orientation along a trajectory

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Rotate tool across the trajectory

 

Robot Simulation

Validate the programs by using Robotmaster’s robot simulator.

  • View robot motion in continuous or step mode, by individual operation or complete toolgroup
  • Automatic detection of collisions
  • View either robot only or entire manufacturing cell

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Simulate entire cell with housing

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Hide housing during simulation

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Detection of robot to part collision

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Detection of tolling to part collision

 

Code Generator

Robotmaster’s post-processor generates the robot-ready program file

  • Generate programs in robot native language
  • Customizable robot code output
  • Multi-file output for managing long programs with limited robot memory

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ROBOT SPECIFIC CODE FILE OUTPUT

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MULTI-FILE OUTPUT FOR MANAGING LONG PROGRAMS