CIRENCESTER, UK, July 16, 2014 – 4D Engineering Ltd, the UK and Ireland distributor for Robotmaster, announced the appointment of Loop Technology Ltd based in Dorchester, England, as an authorized 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 Projects, and ability to offer Robotmaster as an advanced OLP system to their existing robot integration capability.
Loop Technology have considerable capability 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 program the trajectory using either a 6 axis robot, or when additional rotary and rail axes are also added.
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 CAM toolpath/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.
To discuss your robot integration project, either with composites, or any other robotic application, please contact Loop via their website at: www.looptechnology.com.
About Robotmaster – A Revolutionary CAD/CAM Approach to Robot Programming
Their strong background in CAM software has enabled us to bring a revolutionary approach to robot programming. Unlike the wide range of software claiming to offer off-line programming for robots that are truly only simulation tools with very limited programming capability, Robotmaster delivers easy programming of precise tool motion control and quick generation of long tool path trajectories with minimal programmer intervention and can even import and optimize externally produced APT toolpaths from any CAM system.
Robotmaster uses mature CAD/CAM software technologies to program robots with the same flexibility and speed as software used for programming CNC machine tools. Conventional off-line programming solutions are based on either a very cumbersome and tedious point to point programming approach or a post-processor solution that offers very little flexibility and functionality.
For more information, visit www.robotmaster-uk.com.