4D Engineering, the UK and Ireland Distributor for Robotmaster, has appointed Loop Technology, based in Dorchester, UK, as an authorised reseller for the Robotmaster range of CAD/CAM software, for Offline Programming of Robots.
4D were highly impressed with Loop Technology’s advanced system knowledge and capability with Robotic Integration, and ability to offer Robotmaster as an advanced OLP system to their existing robot integration capability.
According to 4D, Loop Technology has considerable experience in robotic integration areas of machine vision, industrial robotics and motion control systems with additional experience in composite material robotic handling. Alun Reece, Technical Director at Loop, was looking for an offline robotic programming system for composite materials, specifically for trimming, drilling and surface machining which is capable of directly importing CAD models and using advanced software to programme the trajectory.
4D explains that the problems Loop had identified with other systems was their inability to properly highlight and modify robot movements to overcome common issues such as singularity, reach, joint limits etc, without having to go back to the original CAD trajectory and be forced to modify it. Because Robotmaster uses advanced inverse kinematics of the actual robot cell, it can overcome all these issues very easily without the normal problems associated with other OLP robotic programming systems.
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