Hypertherm Launches Robotmaster v7

Hypertherm has launched Robotmaster v7. Robotmaster v7 caters to process experts to make robot programming easy and intuitive, even for first-time robot users. This new programming platform builds on the performance of Robotmaster’s offline programming CAD/CAM software that was first introduced in 2002.

The new Robotmaster v7, a standalone, cost-effective solution for programming robots, will make its public debut at Automatica 2018 from June 19 to 22 in Munich, Germany in Hall B5.309.

To create this new architecture, Hypertherm’s Robotic Software group, the developers of Robotmaster, added new experts to its team in mathematical optimization who understand artificial intelligence and deep machine learning, as well as simulation and game experts who are passionate about user interaction and applying their skills in the industrial space.

Since Robotmaster v7 uses integrated CAD/CAM functionality, for the first time, the power of Robotmaster can be used by welding, cutting and other process experts without buying or learning complex CAD/CAM software. As in past versions, Robotmaster v7 imports paths, but now makes it even easier for end users to leverage any CAD/CAM tool choice. It is an intuitive tool that anyone could use, with or without robotics expertise. It bridges the gap between robots and manufacturing by providing easy programming solutions for part manufacturing.

The new Robotmaster v7 software release targets automatic integrated welding and contour programming including trimming, cutting, dispensing and deburring, as well as drilling and fastening. It navigates complex part geometries and optimizes robot paths while synchronizing movements and preventing collisions between one or more robots, parts and tooling. It can be used for offline robotic programming in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, power generation/energy and welding. Subsequent modules will enable additional tasks, including surfacing, 3D milling, additive manufacturing and inspection. The current version of Robotmaster offers support for these applications; however once V7 support is available for these applications, they will be more automated and easier to use.

Future editions will incorporate specialized task sharing tools for multi-robot workcells and Industry 4.0 capability, enabling the Smart Factory.

The Robotmaster software platform’s optimization tools put Robotmaster on the map in 2008. By creating software that enabled users to visualize and optimize robot trajectories, the developers helped to demystify robot programming. In 2013, Robotmaster won Robotics Business Review’s Game Changer Award for outstanding achievement in robotics. In 2015, it made the list of CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Robotics Solution Providers.

Hypertherm will showcase Robotmaster V7 at upcoming shows in the fall of 2018. In the meantime, customers can schedule a demonstration of the new offline programming platform by emailing info@robotmaster.com or calling +1-855-488-3143 x 113 (toll free) or +1-514-225-2214 direct.

About Hypertherm

Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company, consistently named a best place to work, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.

For more information, visit www.hypertherm.com.

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