FANUC's TP programming language and the teach pendant's built-in editor are great tools. The /PROG section simply accepts the name of your program (letters, numbers and underscores only, and it must start with a letter) followed by an optional sub-type. Src to the virtual robot on 127.0.0. Newblue Dj Suite Not Installed here. 2 and then download the.TP. Coming Soon I wasn’t great about blogging in 2016, but I did ship a few things: A new site design that was long overdue. Several blog posts, most notably a guide to.
Thanks for the info on the CAM packages. I would like to elaborate a little further on our project. We are a manufacturer of electrical enclosures.
The enclosures are fabricated from sheet metal. They are punched on a CNC turret press, folded on a CNC press brake, stud welded, MIG welded and ground smooth, plus spot welded. Our intention is to automate all these processes with robotics. There would be a robot that would remove the parts from the punch press and deburr them. Another robot would operate the press brake. There would also be robots that would stud weld and spot weld plus a robot that would MIG weld and grind those welds smooth.
In addition to the processing robots mentioned above, other robots would be used to handle the parts for the processing robots. The long term objective of this system is to use it to produce any custom precision sheet metal part within the limits of the system's capability. To program the robots we are thinking of using a CAM type software package that will automatically produce tool paths that would represent MIG welds, grinds, spot welds, and stud welds. Is there a CAM package out there that has good tool path automation capabilities? For example, is it possible to write scripts in SurfCam that will recognize a feature (like a MIG weld on the surface of a part) and create a tool path for that feature automatically? We have been talking to a salesman at DelCam. What do you think of it?
I was thinking that you were trying to do 2d cutting of shapes but I understand what you want to do now. I've used DelCam Powermill and it's a fairly decent package.
Of course, I used a version from something like 2000 so I don't know what they've done since then. If I remember correctly it does work better with scripting and custom work than SurfCAM.
What you want to do is no easy task by any means. The software I wrote so far only works in 2D whereas your project would require full 6 axis support. Granted, writing to the file is already done by my project but the hard part (and it is hard) is to get good paths for a robot that position it's 6 axes correctly. I'm not sure how well anything from Delcam will be able to do that.
I suppose you could use the robot mode where you move the end effector in 3D plus have a 3d orientation of that effector. At that point you'd need to be sure of two things: (On fanuc robots this is called Tool positioning) 1.
You aren't hitting anything with the robot arm. This isn't that easy to figure out. However, you can mostly get away from this so long as your robot never reaches over the part. If it's always just pointing at a part in front of it then it shouldn't be able to hit anything.
What orientation the end effector should be in. This is easier.
For welding and grinding and such the end orientation is just an offset from the surface normal of the part at the point you are working. For instance, for welding you might hold the gun at a bit of an angle from being perpendicular to the surface. Good software for doing what you want is about 15,000.
There is an addon to Solid Works that allows one to program robots off of SolidWorks models. Creatively enough, it's called RobotWorks. It seems pretty nice if you've got the money to drop on it. Hi i have the fanuc wintpe this software allows insert positions from cnc software using formats.apt,cl. O.txt using format x,y,z,w,p,r sample 100.02, 50.01, 34.45, 34.45,34.25,45.67 and no arcs.
Just point to point. Does your program help me to converts gcode to any this formats. ThanksNot really. The program I wrote goes from GCode directly to TP. It's exactly what the wintpe program allows you to do with.APT files but mine uses GCode files and also supports arcs.
Think of my program as a replacement for WinTPE. Hi Death Adder, My company have just by an ARC Weld 100ibe of Fanuc, it use R-J3ib controller. I want to use my Robot as CNC 5 Axis and want to write a program to convert from GCode to.TP file to load into Teachpendant but i don't know about the Contruction of.TP binary file. Do you have any information about contruction of.TP file. Or You can help me the link about the program MakeTp of Fanuc, i can buy if it is Helpfull Hope you answer!Sadly, I do not have any information on the binary.TP format. I only know how to construct the ASCII version (.LS) which MakeTP can turn into TP files. You can purchase the Fanuc software directly from Fanuc but it will be something like 15000 US dollars.
The robot's control software is capable of converting a binary robot file into an ascii file. You use the teach pendant to go into the program selection screen and move over to SAVE. It will send the ascii file to a connected PC through the serial port. That's with an RJ1 robot.
You might be able to hook it up via ethernet with an RJ3 but I've no experience with anything other than an RJ1. The correct software to interface a PC with the robot hopefully came with your robot or you purchased it seperately. Otherwise there's trouble. I do indeed have a GCode ->TP program but it still needs the maketp utility from Fanuc to convert the resulting ascii file (which is in the same format that the robot will send to a PC) into a binary TP file. Unfortunately there is no free or open source alternative to maketp. You really have to get it from Fanuc or find someone who will be willing to send it to you.
I use maketp to compile my programs and then use KFloppy to make a connected PC appear to be a fanuc floppy drive to the robot. This allows for sending and receiving programs. Without KFloppy and MakeTP you will be severely limited in what you can do. I'm going to try to clean up my C# version of the GCode to TP program and upload it somewhere. Hopefully, even though I haven't had much time to commit to this, it will help someone else. And maybe, if I'm lucky, somebody will help fix it up and send the changes to me.;-)I just received a Fanuc Robot S-5 with the Controller Big Box and the hand held Pendent. And some other stuff.
What is the 'MakeTP' I might have that? But I need instructions on what it is. If you have already described it I havent gotten that far in the post. I would be very much interested in being able to use my Bot for CNC stuff. I was making a CNC MIll and was going to take apart my S-5 and use the parts to make a 5 axis cnc but if this works My CNC mill/Router/ Killer Robot is already done! Is the MakeTP software or is it something else?
VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THIS! Dude you ROCK!
I just received a Fanuc Robot S-5 with the Controller Big Box and the hand held Pendent. And some other stuff.
What is the 'MakeTP' I might have that? But I need instructions on what it is. If you have already described it I havent gotten that far in the post.
I would be very much interested in being able to use my Bot for CNC stuff. I was making a CNC MIll and was going to take apart my S-5 and use the parts to make a 5 axis cnc but if this works My CNC mill/Router/ Killer Robot is already done! Is the MakeTP software or is it something else? VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THIS! Dude you ROCK!maketp is software. It's a console mode windows program (I'm pretty sure i've tried to run it in just dos and it will not.) that compiles.LS files into the binary.TP format for FANUC robots.
I'm not sure where you might get it other than from Fanuc. However, they are near the lowest form of scum as far as I'm concerned.
They are not going to be willing to give you the time of day or urinate on you to put you out if you were on fire. Unless, of course, you give them an exorbitant amount of money for software that the robot undoubtedly needs and originally had. Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Installation Basement on this page. I hate unscrupulous companies that do that.
They are a hardware company but they try to dry up sales of used machinery by bullying people that buy used. It's not right. Beats me how you'd get maketp. Hey, Interesting post.very cool. I am about to start a 5axis(I currently have a three axis using NSK spindle controllers) build and wanted to use it as a robot.can I use standard hardware(mechanical.ball screws steppes/servos and encoders) as if I was making a normal CNC? Or what should I look out for versus making a CNC and hooking it up to a board? Thanks RogerRobots tend to have servos which drive gear reducers and such.
There really aren't ballscrews. Things are hooked up through driveshafts and gearboxes then directly to the joint. You essentially could just hook motors right up to joints. But, they are pretty much just normal servos and servo amps and all that good stuff. The real problem comes when you need to calculate inverse kinematics to figure out how to move the joints in such a way as to get the kind of movement you would like.