05-19-2021, 06:25 AM (This post was last modified: 05-19-2021, 06:29 AM by ophakala.)
I have done this pipe cutting program with synchronized robot and external axles (rotating and linear), picture in attachments. I have set the home position as shown in the picture so that robot is midway on track and rotating axis is positioned horizontally.
I`m trying to use nesting software called Libellula in this project and that`s why I wanted to know if it`s possible to import NC file to RoboDK when using external axes and what I´m possibly missing at the moment. Libellula sends GCode as an output so I tried to demonstrate that by selecting "GCode BnR" as post processor and importing the nc file back to RDK but I can`t get the rotating axis work correctly. Do you know what might cause this behavior? Machining settings window is shown in attachments.
05-19-2021, 01:27 PM (This post was last modified: 05-19-2021, 01:32 PM by ophakala.)
I´m not sure about the exact format Libellula is generating but I will check that. Maybe we will try to use KUKA CNC option to compile the program to robot so this nc program was made using KUKA CNC post processor, earlier I spoke about different post processor but it didn`t let me remove this attachment so let`s continue with that. Libellula is made for tube laser production so I try to keep the robot arm still and use the external axles for moving.
05-25-2021, 09:53 AM (This post was last modified: 05-25-2021, 09:54 AM by ophakala.)
I managed to find a solution to similar application when I changed various settings, now I just have to figure out which of these changes were critical. Here is the RDK file attached if you want to have a look.
I noticed that my milling stock was using the opposite Z direction compared to my model and RDK milling reference. I think that was the biggest thing, and problems related to robot arm were solved by modifying Axes optimization settings.
At the moment we don`t have any robot with milling equipment but I will keep that in mind.