The centerpieces of the ROBOWORKER system control are an Industrial PC with Windows 10 as operating system and Beckhoff Twincat automation software. The latter integrates real-time control with PLC, NC and CNC functionalities. With this as the basis, ROBOWORKER developed a unique and flexible interface for robots with the IEC 61131 programming standard.
The advantages for our customers can be clearly demonstrated by using the example of press automation systems. The communication between the press and the removal system has been perfectly synchronized over the years. By using the camming function of the automation software, ROBOWORKER has not only optimized
- speed by parallelizing process steps
- gripper handling for the sensitive pressed parts
but also developed a high-efficiency mode without waiting times in front of the press, resulting in increased stroke rates and reduced energy consumption.
After more than 30 years in business, ROBOWORKER now has a large, tried and tested software library that offers many configuration options and allows for quick reaction to special customer requirements. The latest software versions can in most cases be made available for older systems due to the implemented standardization.
Switch cabinet of a press automation system